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Buffalo Behind the Scenes: Darien Lake Theme Park

DARIEN CENTER, N.Y. (WIVB) - The tantrum is the newest rollercoaster at Darien Lake Theme Park!

"You go up 100 feet in the air on your back at a 90 degree angle and then over the hill right back down again. It's a thrill but that first drop is a doozy if you're not used to it," said Mary Loliger, Darien Lake Public Relations Manager.
 

She's not kidding about that!

It reaches speeds of up to 52 miles per hour. There's twists, turns, and it takes you upside down!

The Tantrum roller coaster is one of over 50 rides at the theme park.

If seeking an adrenaline high isn't your thing there's still plenty of entertainment, like Aaron Radatz's magic show,

"Season pass holders will see a whole new show including me flying in on a drone at the beginning, making a boat appear, even taking the audience on a trip," said Aaron Radatz, Magical Entertainer.

Dingo, Aaron's rescue dog, does a little magic too.

"During the show she actually will predict a food that someone writes down from the audience, they'll write down a food and she can figure out what food they've written down," said Radatz.

Darien Lake was recently re-acquired by Six Flags, which means more new things are ahead.

"Planning some great stuff for the future including we're bringing Fright Fest back this year actually so that will see a ton of new capital improvements, some new attractions," said Loliger.

For more information about Darien Lake Theme Park go to https://www.darienlake.com/


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