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Park Policies

Six Flags Darien Lake is a family park, so we expect guests to behave appropriately. Unruly, disruptive or offensive behavior, including line-jumping and profanity, is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated. Violations may be cause for ejection without refund. Please review the park policies below.

Six Flags Darien Lake accepts card and mobile payments only at all locations including restaurants, retail stores, games, ticket windows, and parking toll booths. You can either pay for purchases using a Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or a debit card. Only have cash? You can convert your cash to a prepaid debit card at one of the multiple kiosks located throughout the park and anywhere in the U.S. where Visa is accepted. We highly encourage you to pre-purchase your parking, tickets, and more online before visiting the park.

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Alcoholic beverages may be purchased by guests 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required to purchase and/or consume alcohol.​ ​

No alcoholic beverages can be brought into Six Flags Parks. Alcoholic beverages purchased in the park must be consumed before leaving the park. Guests who are intoxicated may be removed from the park without refund. Six Flags Darien Lake reserves the right to take further action against impaired guests where appropriate.

We expect all guests to behave in a family-friendly manner. Any line jumping, profanity and unruly behavior are considered offensive to other park guests and could result in ejection from the park without a refund.​

Check out information regarding cabanas by visiting the Cabanas Page.

To ensure all guests visiting Six Flags Darien Lake can enjoy their visit, and in keeping with our family-friendly environment, as well as for health and safety reasons, Six Flags Darien Lake maintains and enforces a dress code. Guests should dress casually and comfortably as is appropriate for the local weather. All guests must wear proper attire, such as shirts/tops, shorts/pants, and footwear, at all times within the theme park. ​

Guests should wear a cover-up or shirt/top and shorts/pants over their bathing suits while enjoying the theme park. ​

As a general rule, when visiting Six Flags Darien Lake, guests should avoid clothing that may be considered inappropriate for our family-friendly environment. Clothing and visible tattoos that depict violence, nudity, vulgarity, or discriminatory language or graphics are prohibited at all times. Clothing may not be turned inside out as a solution. ​

Six Flags Darien Lake reserves the right to deny admission to or remove anyone whose attire does not comply with the Guest Dress Code or could detract from the experience of other guests if the guest refuses all reasonable options. Guests requiring accommodations to our Guest Dress Code should visit Guest Relations and speak to a member of the Park management team upon arrival at Six Flags Darien Lake.

No outside food, drinks or coolers are allowed in the park. However, we may make exceptions for guests that have special dietary needs including food allergies, religious requirements or restrictions, and baby food/formula. We will also mark containers to show it was approved by the park for entry. ​

Some attractions will temporarily close as needed to keep our guests safe during inclement weather or conditions adverse to ride operation. Please be assured that Darien Lake Management makes every effort to keep rides open, and to reopen the rides as quickly and safely as possible after adverse weather conditions cease. In the event inclement weather conditions cause all of the following rides to close for a continuous 2 hours, a ticket will be issued for a return visit in the same operating season, if you are leaving for the day:

• Ride of Steel
• Boomerang
• Mind Eraser
• Viper
• Water Park

Please present your ticket stub or receipt of purchase to the Guest Relations office located at the main entrance to receive your ticket. Season Pass holders who may visit on any operating day are not eligible for a return ticket. Once rides reopen, return tickets will no longer be issued.

Guests should not use profanity or abusive language, symbols or gestures towards other guests and our team members. Guests who do so may be ejected from the park without refund. ​

• Ride of Steel
• Boomerang
• Mind Eraser
• Viper
• Water Park

Please present your ticket stub or receipt of purchase to the Guest Relations office located at the main entrance to receive your ticket. Season Pass holders who may visit on any operating day are not eligible for a return ticket. Once rides reopen, return tickets will no longer be issued.

Line jumping is strictly prohibited. Guests who choose to leave a line for any reason may not return to the same spot and must reenter at the end of the line. Guests are not permitted to save spots for other guests. Violators will be ejected without a refund. ​

Locker rentals are available for $10 for a regular locker, $15 for a large locker and $20 for a jumbo locker. Lockers can be found by Hook’s Lagoon, Big Kahuna, Haymaker, and at the Main Gate. Locker prices at Hook’s Lagoon and Big Kahuna increase by $5 each size on Saturdays and Sundays.

Loose articles are not permitted in certain ride queue lines or on any of our rides. Guests may leave items in a locker or with a non-rider. Ride attendants are not responsible for articles left on any ride dock. Six Flags Darien Lake and its team members are not responsible for personal property that is lost, missing or stolen. Items left unattended outside of ride entrances will be considered abandoned and will be discarded. ​

Darien Lake is not responsible for lost, stolen or broken items. Please secure all items in a locker or your locked vehicle. If an item is lost on a ride, please notify the ride operator or the Lost and Found Office located on the left-hand side of the Main Gate.  An attempt to retrieve your item will be made after the ride closes for the day. For the safety of our Guests, all Guests are prohibited from entering “Restricted” or “Staff Only” areas.

Darien Lake does not have a paging system. Upon park entrance, we recommend arranging a time and place for your group to meet should you become separated. If a child wanders away from your party, please notify security so they can radio the description of the child to all park employees.

Once they enter the park, guests grant Six Flags Darien Lake the right to film, video, record or photograph them on park property without payment or consideration.

​Guests may take photos and video while enjoying the park, but Six Flags requests that such photos or videos be used for their personal use and enjoyment only. No commercial photography of any kind is permitted without the written consent of Six Flags. ​

The use of the following equipment is strictly prohibited:​

  • Cameras mounted to a vehicle, drone, cart, scooter, or other moving object.​
  • No cameras of any kind are allowed on any rides at any time. No Exceptions.​

All Six Flags rides, shows and attractions are protected by copyright. Guests must have written permission from an authorized representative of Six Flags to use photographs and/or videos of Six Flags images for commercial broadcasting, advertising, marketing or publishing in any medium.

In addition to the Six Flags Guest Code of Conduct, guests are expected to comply with Six Flags Darien Lake park policies, rules and instructions posted or otherwise listed as well as all local, state and federal laws. Guest and team member safety is our top priority at Six Flags. ​

Daily parking is $20/car; As you park your car please note the location and remember to lock your vehicle. There is no overnight parking in the lot. Darien Lake is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items inside your vehicle or in the park/concert facility.

Passholders must present their passes to enter the park. Passholders who leave the park and plan to return must get a re-entry stamp before they leave the park. When guests return to the park, they must enter through the re-entry gate with a proper stamp. 

In addition to items identified in our Guest Code of Conduct and other park policies, the following are prohibited items:​

  • Firearms, ammunition, knives and weapons of any kind.​
  • Mace/pepper spray and other self-defense or restraining devices.​
  • Marijuana (including marijuana enriched products) or any illegal substance.​
  • Fireworks or other similarly explosive and/or flammable objects.​
  • Spiked clothing/jewelry.​
  • Lawn/folding chairs.​
  • Glass bottles (excluding small containers such as baby food jars).​
  • Spray paint/markers.​
  • Recreational devices such as drones, remote controlled devices, laser pointers, scooters, skateboards and shoes with built-in wheels.​
  • Selfie sticks, monopods and similar hand-held extension poles for cameras or mobile devices.

Guests are strictly prohibited from entering restricted areas, including ride and backstage areas. Guests should contact the Ride Attendant or Lost and Found/Security to report lost items. Lost personal items will not be retrieved during operating hours. Guests must not attempt to retrieve their lost items. Guests who enter a restricted area may be ejected from the park without refund. Six Flags Darien Lake reserves the right to take further action where appropriate.

Ride lines are closed early so that the ride is closed at the posted park closing time. Due to maintenance and other circumstances, at certain times, some rides and attractions may not be open to the public.

Safety is our number-one priority. Guests with certain body proportions, or of certain heights and/or weights, may not be able to enjoy certain rides if the safety restraints will not operate as designed. Specific ride information is available at the ride and at Guest Relations. For your convenience, a height check station is available at Guest Relations. Please note, ride operators may still request to check a rider’s height at ride locations.​

There is an inherent risk in participating in any amusement ride. We expect riders to exercise good judgement and act in a responsible manner. Guests must also obey all oral and written warnings and properly use ride safety equipment provided. Guests that do not comply with ride rules may be ejected from the park without refund. Please read the specific guidelines posted at each entrance of the rides. ​

Six Flags Darien Lake welcomes guests with their service animals. At all times guests should maintain control of their service animal through restraint (e.g. leash/harness), voice, signal or other effective controls. Relief areas are available for your service animal at select locations throughout the park. ​

Animals that do not meet the definition of a service animal will not be permitted in the park. Guests may board their dogs or cats at our kennel. Six Flags and its team members are not responsible for guests’ pets left at our kennel. ​ ​

Six Flags maintains a smoke-free environment, except for designated smoking areas which are identified on park maps. All other areas in the parks, including ride queue lines, are smoke-free. E-cigarettes may only be used in designated smoking areas. Six Flags prohibits smoking marijuana at any time, even in designated smoking areas.​

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all guests, Six Flags prohibits the operation or use of any unmanned aerial vehicle on, from, or above Six Flags’ premises absent specific written consent. This includes all UAVs, also commonly known as “drones,” regardless of their size, weight or purpose.​

Darien Lake Splashtown is open May 18 to September 8, 2019 (weather permitting). Water park hours are 12 PM to 7 PM Monday through Friday and 11 AM to 7PM Saturday and Sunday. 

Bathing suits are to be worn in the Water Park areas only and must be appropriate for our family environment. No cutoffs, thongs, apparel with rivets (including jeans), belts, sandals, sneakers, hats, cameras or loose articles of clothing are allowed on the rides. Appropriate water socks may be worn. Diaper-dependent Guests must wear approved waterproof plastic swim diapers in all pools and water attractions. Guests with prescription glasses or sunglasses should wear a safety strap in all pools. Acceptable outside flotation devices are US or Canadian Coast Guard approved Type II or Type III personal flotation devices. These life jackets can be obtained free of charge at the raft rental building at Crocodile Isle Wave Pool. Umbrellas, tents, personal shade structures, etc. are prohibited.

Wheelchairs are available to rent for $15 for a single day and $14 for each additional day (must be consecutive). A license will be taken as deposit. Wheelchairs can be rented at the Main Gate or at the General Store.

Wagons are available to rent for $20 for a single day and $12 for each additional day (must be consecutive). A picture ID of the renter will be taken as deposit.  Wagons can be rented at the Main Gate or at the General Store.

ECVs are available to rent for $45 for a single day. A license is taken as deposit. ECVs can be rented at the Main Gate, General Store or the Lodge at the Lake. Must be returned at the end of each day for proper charging.

We are sorry but we cannot take reservations for any of the above items and they are available on a first come first serve basis. Wheelchairs, Wagons and ECVs rented from Darien Lake are not permitted outside of the gate for any reason. 

For more information please email [email protected]