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Darien Lake theme park sold; park's operator remains the same

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Posted at 6:49 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 18:49:59-04

A western New York theme park officially has new owners.

EPR Properties has announced the purchase of Darien Lake. The agreement also states that Premier Parks, LLC, remains as the park’s operator.

In a statement, the company also states that a 40-year operating lease has been awarded for the park.

“Darien Lake has an even brighter future under this new agreement with EPR Properties as it gives Premier Parks new resources to grow and improve our theme and water parks,” said Premier Parks CEO/President Kieran Burke. “The new 40-year operating leases awarded in conjunction with this purchase give our parks much greater stability and investment in the years to come. Our parkgoers won’t see any changes in the day-to-day operations of the park. It is business as usual as we enter an exciting 2017 season!”

The park has made several upgrades in recent years, including the launch of a new water slide and rides. Darien Lake is also a popular location for summer concerts in western New York.