CNYCoasterguy11 Posted May 17, 2021 Share Posted May 17, 2021 Visited today and saw some good and bad for the first visit back since 2019. The park looks like infrastructure was updated in some spots, buildings appeared painted, grounds were manicured better etc. Some major rides were closed which was somewhat expected being a special preview weekend (RoS, Boomerang, Motocoaster, Rolling Thunder, Bumper Cars, Pirate and Predator tried to open but was down just about all day). I thought the fact that they weren't spacing a ton on the rides was good, unlike Great Escape the flats used all available seats and spaces. The only times we saw spacing was the Viper and Tantrum. Tantrum was the worst because it's one family/group per entire ride vehicle, so the line crawled. Viper looked worse but actually moved decent thanks to good ride ops. The food was sad still, but it's Six Flags, I don't go there for great meals. Still I would like my food to be warm at least. As for the clientele, Darien Lake has always attracted some less than desirable characters but it is amazing the difference between this park and say a Hershey or even Great Escape. My wife said that when my daughter and I were on a ride she even witnessed a domestic dispute that had security involved, got to say that's a new one for us. All on all is was a good day, lines weren't bad other than the two coasters mentioned (Mind Eraser was also open but had a walk on wait) and the park still felt clean and refreshed as compared to past seasons. Most employees were upbeat and helpful, and only a couple looked lost. It's no Disney or Universal but for a small regional park it's nice, it just needs a little more sprucing up and second trains for the major coasters. Honestly I would take that over a new ride any day because then I could enjoy what they already have more. Can't wait to get back for RoS when it opens. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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