Darien Lake Theme Park - Resort
Amusement Places & Arcades
9993 Alleghany Rd, Darien Center, NY 14040
General InfoDarien Lake Theme Park Resort is New York State’s largest theme park and water park vacation destination, with more than 100 rides, shows, attractions and a 20,000-capacity concert venue. Darien Lake is home to the Ride of Steel, one of the signature coasters in the northeast, SplashTown water park and award-winning entertainment. Darien Lake Theme Park Resort provides accommodations featuring the Lodge on the Lake Hotel, Brown Bear Cabins and 1,000-site campground.
Price Range : Average
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We had a wonderful stay for a weekend. We had received an advertisement for Pittsburgh area residents. The hotel was great and is so close to the amusement park. We enjoyed walking from our room to the park. It was also reasonably close to Niagara Falls if you wanted to plan a day trip.
My husband, 2 teenage sons, and I had a great vacation at Darien. We spent 4 days - 3 nights at the lodge. So convenient and reasonably priced as lodging includes park admission. The lodge has every convenience - met all our needs- the people / staff are friendly and helpful. The park is clean and pretty; has a variety of rides. Only 1 ride had miserable attendants - the rest were ok and ride of steel had great - helpful attendants. Food is reasonable priced - Drinks are NOT. As Darien serves beer, they do need to work on the ID process (gues over 21 should receive a special bracelet so they don't need to carry id) Darien offers lots to do and visiting the campsites (soccer goals) was a bonus for us.
Had a great time. Lines were a little long but prices were reasonable. Got in rather quickly and smoothly but definitely will have to make it a 2 day camping trip!
This at one time was a fun place to go. Now it seems old and a little tired. It almost seems like no one cares. The rides are always breaking down, it takes too long to board an attraction, not because of lines but poor traffic flow handling and having only 1 coaster per track etc. look at the boarding station of Viper and look how much it needs just simple painting. There are tons of these little things that once again makes you fell no one cares.
- Edited: 09/08/2016
When you go to a theme park with a large group of family (24 of us) you hope for the best, but brace for the worst.....what we experienced at NY States premier theme/water park was just plain fun and relaxation. Cabins and RV were fantastic, park was a riot and having a "home base" so close to the park made the trip both fun and relaxing. Sitting on our cabin porch in the shade with a nice breeze, or cooking dinner on the grill at night all added up to a nice getaway, kids would wander back and forth between the cabins and the park and every now and then, we would all go together to catch a ride on something fun or just explore the park. All in all, a fun three days that we look forward to doing sometime again. The park and resort are all, thought out well and designed with families in mind, if you get the chance, spend a few nights, you won't regret it!!!
It was a great family trip, lots of activities to meet the needs of everyone in the family! Highly recommend it to anyone looking for a little adventure!
I have been going to Darien Lake with parents for as long as I can remember. At 21, Darien Lake was the first choice for a fun, few day long camping trip with friends. I have been riding the roller coasters since the year I hit 48" inches and still love them. I live near Canada's Wonderland in Ontario, Canada a much larger and superior theme park in terms of rides then Darien Lake but still would rather visit Darien Lake any time. The camping/ lodging deals available throughout the season are very reasonably and fairly priced. With (as-clean-as-outdoor-public-washrooms-allow) facilities, hydro, and running water, it makes camping trips very comfortable. This year we tried Glamping, only slightly more expensive than basic camping and were very impressed with the accommodations. All around my favourite place for some good old fashion theme park fun.
Great family fun and relaxation!! Campground facility and Customer Service was also great. Would camp and go to park again.
We come to Darien Lake Theme Park - Resort every summer for a long weekend with our family since our children were little and now with their children. You cannot go to a theme park in Canada and be able to camp and enjoy the park at the same place for the cost. We will continue to return as long as we can.
We loved our time in Darien Lake. We did not realize how far the hotel was from the park. We thought we could go back and forth all day, but it was too hot to walk that far.
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