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Darien Lake Adding Eurofighter, Removing Log Flume

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DARIEN, N.Y. (WKBW) - We're learning more about a new roller coaster that could be coming to Darien Lake Theme Park in the summer of 2018. 


Planning documents submitted to the Genesee County Planning Board show the Thunder Rapids log ride would be demolished to make space for the new coaster, which takes riders down a large vertical drop.


The coaster is still in its planning stages, and hasn't been named yet. But planning board members have been reviewing plans and will give their recommendation to the Town of Darien at the next meeting on November 9th. 

If the concept art is accurate, it looks like a clone of Iron Shark from Galveston Pleasure Pier.

2017 seems like year of the log flume removal with this being the 3rd log flume removal announcement in the last 2 months.

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I am surprised by how cheap these rides are to purchase.  The project cost is $4.5 million.  I always thought these cost a bit more.





Darien Lake Holdings will receive more than $360,000 in sales tax abatements for a $4.5 million capital investment outlined by General Manager Chris Thorpe earlier this month.


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