Six Flags Darien LakeNew Premium Offerings Include a VIP Lounge

Theme Park Offers New Events, Park Enhancements and World Class Experiences  

Darien Center, N.Y. ─ May 11, 2023 ─ Six Flags Darien Lake, the Thrill Capital of New York, will kick off the 2023 season with new events and park enhancements to provide a memorable and premium park experience.

“Opening day is the beginning of another year of fun at Six Flags Darien Lake,” said Park President Chris Thorpe. “As New York’s largest family-friendly destination, guests will enjoy their favorite rides and slides with a lineup of new and elevated events and experiences plus comfort enhancements including a new VIP Lounge.”

Six Flags Darien Lake’s 2023 additions include:

  • NEW FOR 2023, Laser Light Summerfest, guests can enjoy an all-new Laser Light spectacular show, dynamic marquee light displays, and a magical living garden with luminescent landscape features and stunning 3-dimensional light creatures to enjoy before the show, including an after 5:00 p.m. Summerfest pre-party in Darien Square;
  • NEW FOR 2023, Viva La Fiesta, guests will enjoy live entertainment that will have them dancing the night away. This all-new event heats up the park with food, fun and entertainment;
  • July 4th Fireworks Celebration, guests are invited to celebrate the holiday with thrills, delicious, sweet chills, and exciting firework illuminations at night;
  • NEW FOR 2023, Oktoberfest, this family-friendly German heritage festival will become a new fall tradition filled with authentic fare, and a large selection of seasonal craft lagers and beers from around the world;
  • VIP Lounge, for a minimal fee guests can rest and recharge at our new, shaded, indoor lounge. Cool off in the air conditioning while enjoying beverages, comfortable seating, and Wi-Fi to help guests relax and recharge.
  • Park Beautification, guests will notice refreshed landscaping, a renovated main gate  restroom, additional shaded seating for relaxation throughout the park, more photo opportunities, renovated games locations, midway upgrades and more;
  • Wooden Coaster Re-tracking, the historic Predator roller coaster continues its re-tracking of more than 225 feet to ensure an enhanced ride experience that promises to deliver epic thrills all season long; and
  • New Culinary Options, exciting, new offerings are coming to the park this season including flavor burst soft serve ice cream, mac n cheese crunch rolls, chocolate-covered frozen bananas and frozen adult beverages in Hurricane Harbor.

The park is currently hiring for the 2023 season. Applicants age 14 and older can text JOBS to 585-207-8400 or complete an application at More than ten diverse departments offer exciting opportunities with flexible hours, great perks and the opportunity to gain supervisor experience.

Six Flags Darien Lake season passes are currently on sale. For a limited time, guests can purchase a Gold Pass during the park’s Memorial Day Sale and get an automatic upgrade to a Platinum Pass. Benefits include free parking, discounts on food and merchandise, and unlimited visits. Passes start as low as $7.99 a month after initial payment. For more information on these offers, visit

Six Flags Darien Lake operates weekends and select days May 20 through June 23, followed by daily summer operation through Labor Day. The park will not operate on Tuesdays. Visit to learn more.

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with 27 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For nearly 62 years, Six Flags has entertained hundreds of millions of guests with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling waterparks and unique attractions. Six Flags is committed to creating an inclusive environment that fully embraces the diversity of our team members and guests. For more information, visit

About Darien Lake

Six Flags Darien Lake’s wide variety of entertainment and top-notch thrill rides has made it the Thrill Capital of New York since 1964. Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls between Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., the park boasts more than 50 rides, including seven world-class roller coasters, dozens of family rides, the region’s largest water park and a 20,000-seat amphitheater operated by Live Nation. The park welcomes overnight guests in a wide range of accommodations — from a full-service hotel and modern cabins to rental RVs, and RV and tent campsites.

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