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Park Policies

Six Flags Darien Lake is a family park, so we expect guests to behave appropriately. Unruly, disruptive or offensive behavior, including line-jumping and profanity, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Violations may be cause for ejection without refund. Please review the park policies below.

Six Flags Darien Lake accepts card and mobile payments only at all locations including restaurants, retail stores, games, ticket windows, and parking toll booths. You can either pay for purchases using a Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or a debit card. Only have cash? You can convert your cash to a prepaid debit card at one of the multiple kiosks located throughout the park and anywhere in the U.S. where Visa is accepted. We highly encourage you to pre-purchase your parking, tickets, and more online before visiting the park.

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Daily parking is $20/car; As you park your car please note the location and remember to lock your vehicle. There is no overnight parking in the lot. Darien Lake is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items inside your vehicle or in the park/concert facility.

Darien Lake does not have a paging system. Upon park entrance, we recommend arranging a time and place for your group to meet should you become separated. If a child wanders away from your party, please notify security so they can radio the description of the child to all park employees.

To ensure all guests visiting Six Flags Darien Lake (the “Park”) can enjoy their visit, and in keeping with our family-friendly environment, as well as for health and safety reasons, Six Flags maintains and enforces a dress code.  Guests should dress casually and comfortably as is appropriate for the local weather.  Park guests must wear proper attire, such as shirts, shorts/pants, and appropriate footwear, at all times.

Attire that is not appropriate for Six Flags Darien Lake, and which may result in refusal of admission or removal from the Park, includes but is not limited to:

  • Clothing and tattoos with vulgar, offensive, or discriminatory symbols or language.  This includes, without limitation, clothing and tattoos that display profanity, graphic violence, pornography, nudity, or that which is associated with gangs or drugs, and clothing that does not sufficiently cover undergarments.
  • Clothing and tattoos which may incite a disturbance or are hateful or discriminatory to others, or may be perceived as such.
  • Clothing that creates a safety risk to other guests and team members, including clothing that touches or drags on the ground.
  • Clothing which, by design, exposes excessive portions of skin or that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family-friendly environment.
  • Bathing suits are permitted to be worn only in the waterpark, but may be worn in the theme park if covered by otherwise appropriate attire.  Please refer to the Six Flags Darien Lake Guest Dress Code for guidance about appropriate attire when visiting the waterpark.

Six Flags Darien Lake reserves the right to deny admission to or remove anyone whose attire does not comply with the Guest Dress Code or could detract from the experience of other guests, if the guest refuses all reasonable options.  Guests requiring special accommodations should speak to a member of the Public Safety management team upon arrival at Six Flags Darien Lake.

Some attractions will temporarily close as needed to keep our guests safe during inclement weather or conditions adverse to ride operation. Please be assured that Darien Lake Management makes every effort to keep rides open, and to reopen the rides as quickly and safely as possible after adverse weather conditions cease. In the event inclement weather conditions cause all of the following rides to close for a continuous 2 hours, a ticket will be issued for a return visit in the same operating season, if you are leaving for the day:

• Ride of Steel
• Boomerang
• Mind Eraser
• Viper
• Water Park

Please present your ticket stub or receipt of purchase to the Guest Relations office located at the main entrance to receive your ticket. Season Pass holders who may visit on any operating day are not eligible for a return ticket. Once rides reopen, return tickets will no longer be issued.

Outside food and beverages are permitted only in the campground and picnic area in the main parking lot. One small cooler, measuring 6” x 6” x 12”, is allowed per family for soft drinks and water. Guests with special dietary needs may visit Guest Relations for assistance.

You must be 21 or older to consume alcoholic beverages on Darien Lake property. No alcoholic beverages are allowed to be brought into Darien Lake. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the park may not leave the premises. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the ride queue lines, theatres, the Seaport or on rides, and must be in a plastic container on the Midway. Excessive consumption of alcohol is cause for ejection from the park without refund. Darien Lake vendors reserve the right to refuse service to guests that show signs of intoxication.

Cameras, recording devices, and/or photography equipment are not permitted on rides, in theatres or in any other restricted area. Video taping on rides or during shows is prohibited and may lead to ejection from the park without refund. All personal sound devices must be used with headphones.

Darien Lake is a smoke-free environment. Guests are prohibited from smoking anywhere in the park except for designated areas, which are clearly marked by blue benches.

Pets are not permitted in the park with the exception of service animals.

Season Passholders must present their pass to gain entrance to the park. Season Pass entry is only valid once a day. Guests who leave the park and plan to return must have their hand stamped upon exiting the park at the exit/re-entry gate. When Guests return to the park, they must enter through the re-entry gate with a proper hand stamp or re-admittance will not be permitted. Transferring hand stamps is a violation of Darien Lake policies and is prohibited.

By entering the Park, Guests grant Darien Lake the right to film, video and record or photograph him/her on Park property for any reason without payment or consideration.

Darien Lake is not responsible for lost, stolen or broken items. Please secure all items in a locker or your locked vehicle. If an item is lost on a ride, please notify the ride operator or the Lost and Found Office located on the left-hand side of the Main Gate.  An attempt to retrieve your item will be made after the ride closes for the day. For the safety of our Guests, all Guests are prohibited from entering “Restricted” or “Staff Only” areas.

Ride lines are closed early so that the ride is closed at the posted park closing time. Due to maintenance and other circumstances, at certain times, some rides and attractions may not be open to the public.

There are inherent risks in the participation of any amusement ride. Guests must exercise good judgment and act in a responsible manner while participating on Darien Lake rides. Guests must also obey all oral and written warnings and properly use all ride safety equipment provided. Guests that do not comply with ride rules may be ejected from the park without refund. Please refer to specific guidelines posted at the entrance of each ride. Guests must wear footwear, shirts and shorts on all rides.

Safety is our number one priority. Due to the restraint devices on some rides, certain Guests of size and physical dimensions may not be able to ride. Guests of certain body proportions, height and/or weight may not be able to participate on certain rides if the safety restrains will not operate as designed. Specific ride information is available at the ride and at Guest Relations in the American Disabilities Act brochure.

Line jumping is prohibited. Guests are not permitted to save places in line or exit the line and return for any reason. Violators will be asked to leave the queue line and may be ejected from the park without refund.

Loose articles are not permitted on most rides and should be left with non-riders or in secured lockers. Darien Lake and its employees are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Guests are not permitted to enter any restricted area to include ride or backstage areas. Personal items that are lost in ride areas should be reported to the ride operator and Lost and Found near Maria’s Spaghetti House. Darien Lake will make every effort to retrieve lost articles after normal operating hours. Guests entering restricted areas may be ejected from the park without refund.

No food, candy, or chewing gum is allowed on rides.

Bicycles, Skateboards, Skate-shoes, or skates of any kind are not permitted on the Midway or in the picnic areas.

Check out information regarding cabanas by visiting the Cabanas Page.

Darien Lake Splashtown is open May 18 to September 8, 2019 (weather permitting). Water park hours are 12 PM to 7 PM Monday through Friday and 11 AM to 7PM Saturday and Sunday. 

Bathing suits are to be worn in the Water Park areas only and must be appropriate for our family environment. No cutoffs, thongs, apparel with rivets (including jeans), belts, sandals, sneakers, hats, cameras or loose articles of clothing are allowed on the rides. Appropriate water socks may be worn. Diaper-dependent Guests must wear approved waterproof plastic swim diapers in all pools and water attractions. Guests with prescription glasses or sunglasses should wear a safety strap in all pools. Acceptable outside flotation devices are US or Canadian Coast Guard approved Type II or Type III personal flotation devices. These life jackets can be obtained free of charge at the raft rental building at Crocodile Isle Wave Pool. Umbrellas, tents, personal shade structures, etc. are prohibited.

Locker rentals are available for $10 for a regular locker, $15 for a large locker and $20 for a jumbo locker. Lockers can be found by Hook’s Lagoon, Big Kahuna, Haymaker, and at the Main Gate. Locker prices at Hook’s Lagoon and Big Kahuna increase by $5 each size on Saturdays and Sundays.

Wheelchairs are available to rent for $15 for a single day and $14 for each additional day (must be consecutive). A license will be taken as deposit. Wheelchairs can be rented at the Main Gate or at the General Store.

Wagons are available to rent for $20 for a single day and $12 for each additional day (must be consecutive). A picture ID of the renter will be taken as deposit.  Wagons can be rented at the Main Gate or at the General Store.

ECVs are available to rent for $45 for a single day. A license is taken as deposit. ECVs can be rented at the Main Gate, General Store or the Lodge at the Lake. Must be returned at the end of each day for proper charging.

We are sorry but we cannot take reservations for any of the above items and they are available on a first come first serve basis. Wheelchairs, Wagons and ECVs rented from Darien Lake are not permitted outside of the gate for any reason. 

For more information please email [email protected]