It's not summer in Central New York without a trip to Old Forge and Enchanted Forest Water Safari - and they're getting ready to open their gates for another season.

Like most of New York, Water Safari has been impacted by the coronavirus-related shutdown of non-essential business, but they're ready to open the park as part of Phase 4.

The park is targeting June 27th as the big day. Park representatives say the date could change if we don't get to phase 4 by the 26th.

In a previous statement, Water Safari said they're committed to three things:

  1. Continuing to provide exceptional service and safety for our guests
  2. Ensuring the safety of our team members
  3. Supporting local & community efforts to limit the spread and impact of COVID-19

Of course we're all excited about the new rides that are expected to open for the new season. The three new rides were announced as part of an expansion last year - and construction has been underway for months.

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Take a peek at the three new rides at Water Safari

Serengeti Stampede - This ride is a new 293 ft. long four-lane mat racer. Riders go through an enclosed tunnel before blasting out on open lanes. Riders on Serengeti Stampede must be a minimum of 42 inches tall.

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Mamba Strike - A 285 ft. enclosed body slide that loops around Serengeti Stampede ride after the trapdoor floor opens and launches riders onto the slide. Mamba Strike requirements are minimum 48-inch height with a maximum 300 lb weight limit.

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KIllermanjaro's Revenge - Killermanjaro’s Revenge is a 207 ft. long speed slide that drops guests through the floor of the "launchpad" into the slide and zooms them to the finish in one long drop. Minimum 48-inch height requirement with a maximum 300lb weight limit.

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The Water Safari online store is open for sales of tickets, season passes, splash cash and cabanas.