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LEGOLANDGoshen, NY (March 31, 2020) – In adherence to the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and evolving restrictions from state and local governments in response to the coronavirus pandemic, LEGOLAND® New York Resort and parent company Merlin Entertainments regret to announce the postponement of the Resort opening until 2021. The measure is consistent with the closure of venues and postponement of events worldwide. …

Six Flags Darien LakeThe Park Remains Committed to the Health and Safety of Park Guests and Team Members

Darien Center, N.Y. (March 30, 2020) — Six Flags Darien Lake has delayed its opening day and will open in mid-May, or as soon as possible thereafter. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at the properties, the safety of our guests and team members is always our highest priority. We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation, and follow the most current guidance from federal, state, and local officials.

LEGOLANDBiggest Ever LEGOLAND Theme Park Poised to Be Northeast’s Premier Family Fun Destination

Goshen, NY (October 2, 2019) – Wave the stars and stripes and start counting down to the fireworks! LEGOLAND® New York Resort will hold its bricktastic Grand Opening celebration on July 4, 2020, theme park officials announced today.

“The Fourth of July means family,” said LEGOLAND New York Public Relations Manager Matt Besterman, “and at LEGOLAND theme parks, families can ride, climb, play, learn and build together. At the same time, kids can celebrate their own independence by riding their first roller coaster, the Dragon, or driving their first car at LEGOLAND Driving School. We’re thrilled to invite families across the northeast, the country and the world to make our theme park a tradition for summer fun.”…

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedWater Safari Resort Will Grow, Add New Attractions at its Enchanted Forest Water Safari Water Theme Park with $500,000 from Upstate Revitalization Initiative Funds

The Park is Ranked 4th in the U.S. and 17th in the World in TripAdvisor’s 2019 “Traveler’s Choice” for Best Water Parks

NEW YORK – August 15, 2019 – Empire State Development announced that Water Safari Resort, located in Old Forge in Herkimer County, will expand and enhance its globally ranked Enchanted Forest Water Safari water theme park by adding three new water slides and replacing two older slides, Killermanjaro and Serengeti Surf Hill, among other improvements. Empire State Development has awarded $500,000 in funding from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative towards this project that, when completed, is expected to increase traffic significantly in the region.

Shadow Photo Courtesy of Enchanted Forest Water SafariOld Forge, N.Y. –  Enchanted Forest Water Safari (EFWS) part of Water Safari Resort has been named as a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® Attractions awards as one of the top 25 water parks in the United States for the fifth year in a row.  Based on an algorithm that takes into account both the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings of amusement and water parks over a 12-month period, Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge was named No. 10 on the list.

Cuse VRMore virtual reality entertainment options a reality at Destiny USA-

Syracuse, N.Y. - Thrill enthusiasts now have even more unique experiences to choose from at Destiny USA as Cuse VR has recently expanded into a larger space on the third level of the Canyon area, across from Margaritaville.

Being able to create a perception of physically being in the non-physical world, virtual reality is becoming more and more popular with the continued advancement of the technology, which surrounds the users with videos, images, sound and other stimuli that delivers a completely realistic experience in an artificial environment.

Apex-Entertainment-Marlborough-136Experience the excitement of multifaceted entertainment with state-of-the-art VR experiences, bumper cars, laser tag, bowling, virtual shooting lounge, arcade and more

Syracuse, N.Y. - Action and adventure junkies will soon have one of the most complete and diverse entertainment venues in Central New York to harness their adrenaline. Apex Entertainment Center, boasting over 55,000 square feet of fun for all ages, has announced plans to bring its thrill-inducing mix of amusements and attractions to Destiny USA. The action-packed venue will occupy the former All-Star Alley & Tavern space on the third level of Destiny USA’s Canyon Area and undergo a complete transformation prior to opening. Apex Entertainment Center is scheduled to open later this year.

holiday-valleyEllicottville, N.Y. – Sky High Aerial Adventure Park at Holiday Valley Resort will be celebrating the premiere of their new feature, the Tarzan Swing, at 10AM on Friday, May 18. “Tarzan and Jane” will demonstrate the element at 10AM as they zip line across on a Tarzan rope and catch on to a cargo net which they must climb to reach the next platform. The Tarzan Swing is part of the intermediate level “blue” course, Rip Tide.

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