DARIEN CENTER, N.Y. (WKBW) — Six Flags Darien Lake has opened its new water slide called the “Wahoo Wave," and 7 News took an exclusive ride before the park opens full-time on June 24th.
"This ride is everything, it is so much fun - and a reason why everyone should pop-in to the park. Especially if you haven't been here in a long time," said Chris Thorpe, the president of the park.
The ride, one of the tallest now standing in all of the Six Flags park, has been in the making for years.
“We’ve been designing it, putting it together, and making it fit just right as a compliment to the other rides ... This ride has been two years in the making,” said Thorpe.
The 60-foot tall slide has a funnel shape and "wave wall" meant to throw riders at fast speeds around in four-person tubes.
"Its perfect group fun. It's one of those rides you come back for," said Thorpe.
Thorpe says aside from the new water slide, riders will also notice some additional shaded seating areas this summer, and of course, Six Flags Darien Lake is looking for some new hires.
“We need lifeguards. We need ride attendants. We need food workers. We’re hiring in every area,” says Jody Brege, a Communications Manager of Six Flags Darien Lake. “We need Security guards. We have a commendation with a hotel and campground. We need positions for our hotel and front desk, so we have a lot of jobs to pick from.”
Brege says most wages are $15 for 18 years and over.
“But there is a minimum wage for 14 and 15-year-olds, but it’s a first-time job for many,” Brege says. “I started working here when I was 16 years ago, and I made it a career, so all of those options are possible, and we hope everyone comes out and enjoys their summer with us.”
Six Flags Darien Lake has abridged hours until schools let out for summer vacation. They open to the public M-S on June 24th.
Check out their full pricing and information via their website, here.