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We visited the park in late June and it was not busy. We were able to go on all the rides we desired with little delay for most. Visiting for a full day will allow you to see all the park has to offer.
The campground bathrooms seem to be getting worse as the years go on! Time for a makeover! I want to leave feeling clean not more grungy than I was before I went in. At least give it a power wash. Too many spider webs.
Stayed for 5 days, park was ok, grounds were not kept that well maintained . Grass was long and hadn't been trimmed for a very long time ( our site anyways.) .. we brought our own trailer and the sites are a decent size. Water pressure wasn't great . Had fire pits but no rings They had alot of older rental trailers that looked very dated and dont look like they were ever washed ( outside looked bad ) burn marks on the outside by the water heater . They do have newer ones that looked nice but give it time, I'm sure they won't look good for long. They also had rental golf carts available that could be nice if you are deep in the park. The amusement park was great , kids had a great time..a few rides were closed for staffing reasons but just because of the time of year I guess... Water park was ok, lazy river was closed , water was cold and 120 bucks U.S to rent a gazebo by the pool for the day is insane.. Would return but bring your own trailer and mostly for the rides. Campground isnt anything special.
went on a Saturday rain on and of so i suspect the crowds weren't a large.. they did not give out a map of the park and there were not any of the fixed you are here maps. you wandered around or ask someone to find specific rides . They had plenty of billboards for there meal plan and up grade to a season pass. after dark some areas had only minimal lighting . We were there for a credit union picnic the food was just ok . wife and kids had a great time . the park was clean. the ride lines were reasonable. kids and wife rode mostly coasters which they loved.girl on the ski bobs appeared in a bad mood think that ride was excessively short.overall a fun place to spend the day.water is 4 dollars a bottle bring your refillable and fill it up from the water fountains.
Great atmosphere but the trailers are so gross. Filthy, old, never updated. They shoudlat least have to replace upholstery and flooring every 10 years given how many people come in and out. I am not sure these ever get cleaned? Floors are filthy. Upholstery and blinds are so thick with dust. It really is disgusting. The bathrooms in the RV are not great but the public bathrooms are SO much worse. Mouse pop under the sink. Looked like no one had opened that door for years. I can’t say we will be back. Newer RVs do look nicer but still not clean as our friends also has to wipe everything down them selves. Definitely bring the Lysol wipes so you can clean before putting your stuff in. Here’s hoping that we don’t bring any visitors home with us 😬
I Paid good money to use the RV at Darien Lake and although its the cheaper older style , there is no excuse to have ripped screens and bathroom doors you have to hit with your hip to get out off and fight to open Darien Lake was FAST to take my nearly 600 dollars but doesnt care if your RV is a slum . I saw so many many people walking around with glass fulls of beer all over This is supposed to be a family amusement park ?? Darien Lake is OVERLY Expensive on EVERYTHING !! When I used my card in Potato works to get my discount the very young boy said , did you want your discount ? Are you kidding me ?? !! To top it off I said Hot Dog only and he charged me 10 bux for the meal !! I only wanted a hot dog .If you have a season pass , you are BEST to just get a room at local hotel / motel to sleep its WAY CHEAPER !!! DARIEN LAKE IS HIGHWAY ROBBERY Too expensive and low quality for sleeping over night Another thing - they offer you NO grill at all Yes NO GRILL and NO OVEN
Just returned from a three day stay at the campsite. We were in the back which was a 10 minute walk to the park but no big deal. We didn't have a sewer hook up for our trailer bit there are adequate dumping stations. The rides were great and the light show was spectacular. With a few exceptions, the staff didn't seem to care about rider experience, and they weren't overly knowledgable about the park in general which suggests a high turnover. The washrooms in the campsite require a complete overhaul. Every one we went into looked run down and dirty. As with other reviews I found the price of food to be rediculous once you factor in the exchange rate. If you visit here, stay close to the gate so you can use your own clean bathroom and bring your own food.
We just got back from 2 nights at Darien Lake Campground. The sites were clean and having water/electrical/sewer hook up was great. We stayed in a Tier 2 site and were about a 5 min walk to the park (I know some can be up to a 10 min walk though). If you want to be even closer, book a Tier 1. The price included admission for 4 of us to the park during our stay which was a great savings. The park was clean and the rides were good. Barely any line-ups except in the waterpark (which was great as well.) The light show they put on each evening is amazing. My kiddos loved it. My only suggestion would be is to have 2 different shows so that it isn't the same show each evening, but we still loved it! My only complaints were that the workers seemed miserable and were not very friendly with the exception of Maria's and the Pizza place at the front of the park. They were wonderful there. The prices are also a bit ridiculous even before the exchange rate. I know it's pretty standard for amusement parks, but it just sucks to be gouged. All in all, we would return but would definitely cook more meals on our site instead of buying the park food.
There are lots of rides to keep all ages happy. Definitely avoid the weekend if possible as we noticed a big difference between Friday and Saturday lineups. They let you bring in coolers and food, and as guests at the hotel, we came and went through the side gate. Not sure how closely they check bags at the front but nobody even looked at our bags. There are water fountains at all the washrooms which is handy. The laser show at night was fun and worth sticking around for if you’re just strolling back to the hotel after. Prices for the carnival style games were outrageous. We saw one child doing a water gun game that lasted maybe 6 seconds for $3. The prices for food and drink are also very steep at the concession stands but we just brought our own snacks so not a problem. There were activities like paddle boats and batting cages that easily could’ve been included with the price of admission. Felt a little like they were trying to get every last cent out of you. Park workers seem woefully under informed about anything but their own station. We met one cheerful worker who could answer our question about where to go to watch the laser show and how long it would last, but that was after inquiring with three others. A little more training on customer service would be nice. The place feels a little run down (weeds growing out of gutters, paint chipping in lots of places) but kids don’t care about that stuff. Was a fun time overall. With the Canadian exchange rate it’s not exactly cheap for Canadian travellers but still good to try.
Darien Lake has now changed back to Six Flags. We stayed here for the fourth of july from the 4th to the 7th. We stayed in Cabin 24 which is the very first preferred lakeside cabin closest to the park. This was great all in itself. We checked in around 4pm. I was originally told that admission was not included even though online it said everywhere it was included in the stay. Especially because it was around $350 a night to stay there. I used my season pass to get 1 free night. The line to check in was sort of long and we ended up receiving 5 wristbands, which has me upset because we spent over $80 on the way there to get my mom a season pass even though she was not going to go in the park at all during the stay. We ended up having two unused wristbands. The cabin was really nice, the fridge was a bit smaller that I thought, I thought it was going to be a full sized fridge and we did not have enough room for all of our groceries. There were some stains on the coverings of the beds, but we brought our own sheets anyway. My 7 year old daughter wanted to sleep on the bunk beds. Which meant I had to go in there with her. The top bunk where she wanted to sleep was fine, a little short for her head which she kept hitting on a piece of wood on the ceiling. The bottom bunk had a small crappy foam strip that was the "mattress". This made for a really rough sleep for two of those nights. I am glad we got the cabin with a shower and bathroom as its kind of far to get to a bathroom. The shower is pretty short, as is the entire cabin but hey its a shower. The water pressure could have been better, but again at least we did not have to walk to a public shower. We had a great view for fireworks also! We rented a golf cart the second morning . They required a $150 deposit down (which takes 5-7 days to get back) and its $60/day with a 2 day minimum for a four seater. You rent these at the general store. The line is crazy long because people are trying to rent, check out purchases and return rentals. You have a packet to fill out, than the guy needs to go fill up the tank which can take 15-20 minutes while the rest of the line stands there doing nothing but getting aggravated. The general store in itself is pretty nice, has things you wouldn't even think you might want or need. There is a bagel bar and some krispy kreme donuts. I am not sure how long they sit for but there were some fruit flys and a fly inside the case. Everything here is pretty pricey being an amusement park. During our trip we did not go in the park as much as we thought, we got good use out of the golf cart and rode that for days. My 7 year old loved it. I seen they had an all you can eat BBQ for $19 per adult and $15 per child. I knew my kid would not eat that but I figured me and my mother could. We made reservations for Saturday. We walked in and there was one family there, no signs inside showing what to do we were seated and given wrinkly paper menus (they could freshly print some or laminate) No one offered the buffet which was kind of hidden in the back. I ended up getting chicken fingers as nothing else looked good. The meal was almost $13 and I was extremely upset . me and my daughter have the deluxe food pass and the meal we spent $13 on was legit the nasty chicken fingers I would have got in the park. I did not even eat them. We were NEVER told that while your camping if you have a dining pass it needs to be scanned in by someone on the way in. I sat in a long line to get food just to be told there is nothing there. I called the office who knew exactly what was wrong, by this time we were already on the way out back to the cabin. I got them scanned anyway. The next day I put both in front of a employee who scanned and said we were all set. We went to get lunch later and once again it happened, she only scanned one of the two season passes that were sitting in front of her face. YOU HAD ONE JOB! Once again another waste of my dining pass and another meal I couldn't get. I got my daughters meal and sat there while she ate.I feel for the campers who are actually camping in tents or glamping, they are legit like a seven mile walk just to get into the park to walk some more. THATS CRAZY. There should be like a shuttle or something that comes round. We even gave some people rides back to their camp. We ended up leaving our firewood and leftover charcoal for the next people unless the employees got rid of them. It poured one of the nights there and there was no way we would have been able to use the fire pit with the amount of water in it. We did have cable and WiFi which was nice. There was also air conditioning which was wonderful, especially for my mom. We were to return the golf cart by 11am on the day we also had to be out of the cabin at 11am. We had to wait in line for probably 20-30 minutes to return the cart, which by than was now 11:30am. returning cabin keys was amazing, we told her the cabin number handed her the keys and left to return the cart. For whatever reason these wristbands do ABSOLUTELY nothing. No one checked when going back into camping if u had a wristband or not, no one cared at all. you barley seen security go by ever at all. Some people did some fireworks after which I am assuming they weren't supposed to but no issues from us.We bought some poppers from the general store, but not so much fun. Will update:
Darien Lake Lodge on the Lake - Admission Included is within a 15-minute walk of popular attractions such as Six Flags Darien Lake. This 162-room, 3-star hotel has a free water park along with an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.
You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café.
All of Darien Lake Lodge on the Lake - Admission Included's 162 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests staying at Darien Lake Lodge on the Lake - Admission Included enjoy access to a free water park, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. A stay here includes free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Additional amenities include a conference center, an arcade/game room, and laundry facilities.