DARIEN, NY (WIVB) - Darien Lake announced some improvements including a new thrill ride coming to the park for the 2013 season.
The upgrades include a new ride called "Blast Off", which is described as a 185-foot thrill ride that will accelerate riders to the top of a tower. It is supposed to simulate an actual NASA launch.
"Gs will experience the feeling of 4G", said Darien Lakes General Manager Bob Montgomery. "Equivalent to what the astronauts in the Space Shuttle experience. It is a real thrill."
Park officials also plan to upgrade to the nightly Laser Blast show by adding water technology and pyrotechnics.
Both new attractions will be ready for opening day which is set for May 11, 2013.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will stop in Buffalo to make an announcement about a sustainable homes program.
State Education Commissioner John King is on his way to Buffalo. He is coming for a forum on the Common Core curriculum, downtown Thursday.
The Jo Bros are playing at Kissmas Bash Thursday night at the First Niagara Center. But the band split in September, saying there’s a deep rift.