Former Darien Lake owner would like to reclaim the park from Six Flags

Posted Thursday, June 29, 2006 9:04 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Buffalo businessman Paul L. Snyder Sr. has his eyes on Darien Lake again. Snyder, who founded the park as a campground 43 years ago, said Tuesday that he is interested in buying the Genesee County theme park, which its current owner, Six Flags, indicated last week that it is thinking about selling.

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Thursday, June 29, 2006 9:06 AM
From one Snyder to another...
Thursday, June 29, 2006 9:38 AM
Maybe they're related and we just don't know that yet..........
Thursday, June 29, 2006 9:56 AM
It would be so nice to see a corporate park become an independent park again. Hopefully EV and SFEG will go the same way.

As for MiA, that really should be one too. It's really too small for a chain park and it's in an out of the way location.away from the major population centers or resort areas.

Thursday, June 29, 2006 11:06 AM
It should be interesting if that happens. An Intamin hyper no longer called Superman... I can't wait for that day to come!
Thursday, June 29, 2006 12:54 PM
They could call it something like Thunder Dolphin, Goliath or Expedition GeForce instead, I suppose.
Thursday, June 29, 2006 1:19 PM
rollergator's avatar While I agree with Arthur about the "independent" thing, I think with THIS park it goes further than that...from MY experience, I think of SFDL as one of the parks that needed some new *in-park* management, the old mgt. didn't seem to impress the employees any more than they did the guests...
Thursday, June 29, 2006 4:35 PM
Thunder Dolphin, are you kidding? Is there actually a rollercoaster named THUNDER DOLPHIN ??? That's like RAGING SEA LION. Hahahahahaha.

- J

Friday, June 30, 2006 12:39 AM
Thunder Dolphin pics:

Check out the spokeless wheel!

Saturday, July 1, 2006 11:19 AM
Thunder Dolphin is a really cool cosater. It is actually built on top on a building!I have a POV video of it, unfortunately, I have no way of posting it online.If someone wants to post it online., email me at, and I,ll give it to you to post!

Actually here is the URL for the site where I found it:
*** This post was edited by El Gato Coastro 7/1/2006 11:22:55 AM ***

Monday, July 3, 2006 11:41 PM
Thunder Dolphin looks really cool, I hope to check it out in the near future.

Hey Mark, I still vote that we head out and ride that thing next year.

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 11:17 PM
Post it on YouTube.

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