Darien Lake is planning to add a new Larson Giant Loop in 2015, and while still unannounced the park has gone to local planning authorities to seek approval for the addition. The "big circle ride" (as the application describes) will replace the UFO flat ride that's been at Darien Lake for ages.
Granted the ride's planning documents are not especially exciting, but it's always interesting to see all the requirements parks have to submit, even for just a new flat ride on the same spot as another.
|The location of the Giant Loop.|
|An old map that still shows Six Flags...|
|Some detailed specifications of the new ride.|
Darien Lake is an interesting park that's had some difficulty getting a real identity down since Six Flags pumped it up, then dumped it. Each little expansion is helping to bring things back to order, and the recent water park additions were much needed and a great move. Hopefully the future remains bright for this park.
To check out the details of the submitted plans, here's a link to the .pdf documents.