Darien Lake and Elitch Gardens under new (better?) management...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:01 PM

HFEC has assumed responsibility for day-to-day operations of two of PARC's biggest properties, Darien Lake (NY) and Elitch Gardens (CO). Press release here:


Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:15 PM


I've not heard much, but how is the Georgia park doing since they took over?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:46 PM

Wild Adventures had some really good cap-ex with the new (to the park) for '10 installations - Scrambler, flying skooters, and the relocated Miler from Celebration City. There was a major re-do of the footpaths, etc., whch led to considerable backtracking, etc. - but it clearly looks and feels like a more professional operation. Food options received a MAJOR upgrade. The $1M refurb of Cheetah made it infinitely more rideable (it should get out of the bottom 100 US wodies this year).

Overall, it was a "Wild"ly successful transformation. :)

edit: Did realize I might have come across as a little "gushy" - so here's the downsides: 1) Several dead-ends where there were walk-thru areas. 2). Loss of Power Surge. 3). Loss of S&S Screaming Swing (although it was replaced by a Frisbee-type ride, possibly Moser). 4). Double Shot toned down again. 5). Parking fees nearly doubled.

Last edited by rollergator, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:50 PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 9:58 PM

Let's keep this one in the news...



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