coasterkid124 wrote:^This. I myself love Darien Lake, and always will, but things are getting ridiculous. Between the in-park problems, and things like cancelling Dark Waters are uncalled for. What's next? The park announces a new ride and cancels it (example Turbulence at Hersheypark). The park is managed by Herschend, but it does not seem like it. Of course, as we all realize, the park was in terrible condition when it was taken over, but maybe it is time for some older rides and buildings to go. I could keep going on and on, but by now we all know the problems. The process of changing the park will take time, but the whole theme doesn't have to be family all of the time. Dark Waters would be for everyone. Although it seems like there will still be a haunted house and the "Carnevil", attractions like the haunted boat ride would make the park number one haunted attraction around. These are just my opinions, and I am not saying that the park would be perfect with these ideas. They would be a good start though.
Wow. Talk about airing of pointless grievances. Sounds like you just need to stop going to the park because you really don't have a clue how theme parks are run and the challenges that go into it.
It frustrates me to read a post like this because anyone that has read our forums for any length of time I would hope would be better educated on parks to never write a post like this, but it seems we have either failed to get through to you, or you're so close minded to the world of park operations that you'll be we get it.
If a park ever "cancels" something that's usually a sign that someone figured that it would not be a good idea or something that wouldn't see a return and the last thing you want to do is put forth a bad product to your customers or something that will leave you in the red. That is by far WORSE than canceling something.
UGH, theme park geeks disgust me sometimes...