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  1. Yes. Sheriffs are elected. Police chiefs are appointed by elected officials. Yes, the rank and file are accountable to their bosses. A miscommunication perhaps, but no assumptions. I was more trying to point out this is a huge mess with 3 different layers. Elected officials, law enforcement, and voters - and at times none of these parties are on the same page. I'm just not sure how we get through this when police and mayors/governors are not on the same page, or even worse, when the TX Gov. issues a mandate, and then faults the law for enforcing said law. No matter how you feel about it, it's mind boggling.
  2. You sir, are optimistic. At this point, the only way masks are going away this year, is if people down right refuse to wear them. Although as the weather gets nicer, people are becoming less and less tolerant of the masks and social distancing. Really it comes down to the local law enforcement and if they are willing to enforce these mandates when a large group challenges them. Law enforcement outside of large cities tend to be Republican, and as best as I can tell have been unwilling to enforce these mandates - which as elected officials, it is their job to read the desire of the community. At the end of the day it's doubtful DL will be the ones to determine anything. It will be SF and what they are doing in 90% of the country that is in some form already open.
  3. Gawd. Darien Lake is probably the biggest issue for Monroe County at this point. I'm not sure how you realistically social distance at a theme park. I don't see DL opening in any normal capacity any time soon. Construction will continue as the mandates allow. There at this point (May 15th) doesn't seem to be any reason to prevent construction. I'd imagine this season is a wash at least until August.
  4. The people that keep posting nonsense and think they are smarter than the rest of the room
  5. I was pretty careful in saying amusement park as opposed to theme park (although 99% of the time it's semantics). But let's be honest. Every theme park is either in FL or Cali. Dolly Parton is on the phone, and would like to talk to you. A few others off the top of my head... Busch gardens Williamsburg Sesame place SeaWorld San Antonio Sdc Wild adventure Frontier city Six flags fiesta TX Holiday world Santas village Hershey park Idlewild park Those are just a few off the top of my head. You could probably throw in six flags great adventure in the mix as well. Now name the ones in FL. Remember - Each park in the Disney family is a different park. ...See? I can be snide too...
  6. I was pretty careful in saying amusement park as opposed to theme park (although 99% of the time it's semantics). But let's be honest. Every theme park is either in FL or Cali.
  7. Never been, never heard of it, but aside from being a small park, it sure seems to be an amusement park to me. $45 seems pretty steep, but I've never been to FL so...............................
  8. I don't really understand the desire for a ride which at the end of the day is pretty much just a taller version of Lasso, or whatever other generic Yo-Yo type ride. The added height is cool from a taking in the sights perspective, but I personally would much rather have the money spent on something unique, or forbid fixing issues with the park in the appearance or maintenance departments.
  9. Does this mean Beaver Brothers Restaurant won’t be available to park guests anymore? That would be disappointing as I go there for food all the time when I’m at the park. I'm not sure of how much of a pain it would be to exit and go to the Restaurant, but Darien Lake has ?always? allowed you to exit the park and re-enter with a stamp.
  10. If I was Six Flags (and thought the general idea was viable) I would be excited to try it without competition. That doesn't mean Six Flags wants to attempt this yet, or ever, and it's highly doubtful they would have the time to invest in whatever is required, but no competition is always a good thing - Especially in the short term.
  11. And why not? What's the worst case? They lose a month of income seeing if they can make a couple months of income? Six Flags doesn't appear to be stupid, but their also not risk averse.
  12. Is it really unsafe (or hard on the ride maintenance wise) to run the rides in the cold? Seems like an easy way to justify not running rides, but I could see there being some issues too.
  13. Hell. If it's 40 degrees people will go with jeans and a hoodie on, and I'd be one of them. 40 degrees in the winter is like 70 degrees in the summer. You just wear a hoodie instead of a t-shirt. I'd only be concerned about the windchill effect at the top of the lift hills.
  14. It's so far "off the beaten path" and so small, I didn't even notice that. The address appears to be XXXX Alleghany Rd Corfu, NY 14036 (oddly the GIS doesn't give street addresses as far as I can tell). I don't want to provide the Street View, because that seems oddly invasive, but it's empty lot, with a car, a enclosed trailer, a medium sized ?pull? RV, and what appears to be a small private transportation bus. There is also a trampoline for when you want some excitement, but don't want to make the long drive to the theme park . I'm curious to know why on earth a theme park would want a vacant lot in town, when they have 100s of empty acres.
  15. So a little background before I take more credit than is due. Back in 2001 (according to the Wayback Machine) I found a website called SFDL.net. It was a great website ran by Alan Jacyszyn about Darien Lake. Fast forward through what I still think was probably nonsense and the site switched hands (or pseudonyms anyways), and website address change (probably a legit ownership change) and we end up on a website I honestly can't remember the name of. It was some sort of amusement park ride model (real models) website with a forum attached (because that was the 2000s thing to do ). Unfortunately I can't remember the website, and I wouldn't stand a chance at remembering the user, but someone posted a screenshot of all the land owned by Darien Lake. At the time if I remember correctly it was a absolute mess, with about 4 or 5 (or more) owner names. Most if not all could easily be connected to Darien Lake, but that wouldn't have made the effort much easier. Anyways. He compiled all the data and provided a satellite view image of all the property (parcels) that Darien Lake owned. Since CNL took over they seem to have consolidated the ownership info, making this task a lot easier. Anyways. Long story short I have taken this information and updated it. It is slightly higher resolution, and obviously a lot more up to date (visually, not property wise). Forgive my splicing attempts. Something odd happened, especially (exclusively?) on the east side. Thankfully with a small amount of common sense we can understand where the real property lines are. It seems to be a slight zoom issue, and at some point I may update with the correct image if I have the patience for such trivial matters. Anyways. CNL owns 945.87 acres of land. "Darien Lake Fun Country" owns 29.30 acres (I didn't include this on the map, but clearly is part of the property. Something of note is that while all CNL parcels touch each other, not all DLFC parcels touch each other - These seem to be "access" property, and an attempt in the future to buy larger parcels to the north and south). Anyways. Whoever created this map image in 2005 requried much more research, and I am in no way trying to take due credit from them. All this information is publicly available from: http://cogeneseeny.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0600d51c145b44c1b13dfb773063af03 I will be very curious to see the 2018 Six Flags Annual Report to see how close the acreage is. Darien Lake Property Lines
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