Remember when you were a kid and were so excited to go to an amusement park with your family? Well, I say you’re never too old for that! Dee (Liner, Glitter, Gloss. Oh My), myself and our boyfriends decided to be kids again and spend the weekend at Darien Lake!
Thanks to Chevrolet Canada, were we able to fit everything we needed for the weekend into one car. Tbe 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe is fully loaded with just about anything you can imagine – even a TV. Pretty sure the guys wish they had brought a game system to hook up so they could play as Dee drove. With a touch of a button from the trunk, the back seats folded down automatically making TONS of room for all our stuff. I wish I had it on the camera the moment Dee and I found these buttons and pressed it.
One of the coolest features of the Chevrolet Tahoe was the WIFI. Since we were heading into the states we had to turn off our data but the WIFI in our car allowed us to keep sending snaps and Instagram stories.
Day 1 at Darien Lake
Now that we had everything packed it was time to hit the road. We left late Friday afternoon to allow for a few stops (grocery store and some drinks) along the way and were at Darien Lake by 7PM! We checked in at the gates, picked up our keys for our cabin and were ready for the weekend! Our cabin had pretty much everything we needed for the weekend. This included a full bathroom, kitchen, charcoal BBQ, picnic table, patio set and more. Be sure to check the video at the bottom of this post for a full tour of our Cabin. Darien Lake also offers other accommodation options such as a hotel, camping, trailers and more. Check out all their lodging information here.
I’ve never stayed over at an amusement park but I definitely see why people do. Staying at one of Darien Lake’s lodging accommodations allowed us full use to the park on Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday. After arriving Friday, we BBQ dinner and headed into the park to complete our goal – which was to ride every rollercoaster in the park. We didn’t have too much time for rides on Friday but we made sure to check out the light show. It starts at 10PM and you definitely don’t want to miss it!
DAY 2 at Darien Lake
We started Saturday morning by heading to the general store for coffee which is located in the park and only a 2-3 minute walk from the cabins. We didn’t know this before hand, but there is a coffee maker in the cabins so you could bring your own filters and coffee if you’d like. The park also has a restaurant which offers an all you can eat breakfast but as mentioned before we decided to grocery shop on our way to the park to be able to cook our own food. After breakfast, we headed into the park for the afternoon – visit the video below for a quick montage of our rides! Another great thing about staying at the cabins was that we were able to go in and out of the park the whole day.
We ended up going back to the cabin around 4PM as the lines were getting longer and we were getting hungry. On the way out we stopped and picked up a large pizza from the restaurant for dinner. I always think theme park food is going to be over priced and not very good but a pizza that fed the 4 of us was $20 and tasted delicious! It was nice to take a little break and then we went back later and found the lines were much shorter. Overall, the Ride of Steel was all our favorite.
DAY 3 at Darien Lake
Our last day started the same, we headed into the park for some coffees and cooked breakfast at the cabin. Dee and I hadn’t got our ice cream fix yet so I HAD to get Dippin’ Dots and she opted for a Soft Serve Cone. I know I mentioned before Ride of Steel was our favourite ride but I’d be lying if I didn’t say the Swings (yes, the kid ride) was also a lot of fun too!
What to Bring to Darien Lake
If you’re staying at one of Darian Lake’s Cabins here’s a quick list of items that you might find helpful to bring!
- Cooking tools & utensils for meals you’ll be cooking (pots, pans, spatula, etc.)
- Hand Soap
- Bug Spray
- Sun Screen
- Bed Sheets/pillows
- Paper towel
- Extra cups
- Paper plates (easier clean up)
- Charcoal (for BBQ)