March is here and we're trying to put the winter behind us by thinking spring. Nothing says spring and summer quite like our familiar amusement parks opening their doors.

One of those parks is Darien Lake in western New York.

Home of the Viper, Mind Eraser and Ride of Steel roller coasters, Darien Lake is where many Central New Yorkers took our first roller coaster ride.

Darien Lake is set to open up for the 2017 season on May 6, at 10:30 a.m. and will close at 8 p.m. that Saturday and Sunday.

2017 season passes are now available and as a special promotion, now through March 31, get a free night of camping with every 4 season passes.

Find more deals and the full summer schedule at


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