Thursday, April 16, 2009

Quassy's New Entrance Takes Shape

Constructing a new main entrance and ticket booth with the intent of streamlining the admissions process and increasing guest satisfaction is a good thing in and of itself. But Quassy Amusement Park decided to go the extra mile and throw a little nostalgia into the mix. The park's new entrance structure, which is now nearing completion, was designed to resemble Lake Quassapaug Station, the trolley station which serviced the park during its earliest days of operation.

© 2009 Quassy Amusement Park

Looking good! The official sign has yet to be placed on the roof, but these service windows look just about ready to welcome their first guests.

© 2009 Quassy Amusement Park

An accompanying information kiosk, still under construction in this photo, will feature park literature, pricing information, height requirements, and the park's entertainment schedule.

The blueprints for the new entrance were created by Andrew Peklo III of Peklo Design & Joinery P.C., who based his design on vintage postcard images of the original Lake Quassapaug Station. For comparison, below is one of the original renderings. Looks like the construction crew did a beautiful job of bringing this design to life!

© 2009 Quassy Amusement Park

The new structure is located adjacent to the parking lot, whereas the former ticketing area was located within the park near the Grand Carousel. This location, combined with the myriad services the new entrance will offer, should make for a very smooth experience for park guests. And you won't have to wait long to see it in person: Quassy opens for the 2009 season on April 25, just a little over a week from today!