Tantrum opens at Darien Lake

Darien Center, New York, USA

Darien Lake opened Tantrum, the park’s new Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter and their first roller coaster to open in a decade. The ride features a 100 foot tall (30.5m) vertical lift hill with a 95° drop, an Immelmann inversion and reaches speeds up to 52 mph (83.7 km/h). This Euro-Fighter 380 model is a clone of the Iron Shark coaster at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier near Houston, Texas. Click on the headline for more information

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Six Flags acquires five more parks

Grand Prairie, Texas, USA

Six Flags is adding five new parks to its US portfolio. This includes three water parks and two amusement parks. Among them are Darien Lake and Frontier City, both of which were owned by Six Flags but sold in 2006 to alleviate debt. It is currently unclear what future plans exist for the parks. Click the headline for more information

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