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Quassy Amusement Park

New for 2016

Reverse Time and Slide City : Younger kids will have new slides to explore at the water park. Reverse Time will be a new exciting and revolving journey.

Description of the park

Opened in 1908, Quassy is one of the few remaining streetcar parks in the United States. It is one of the few family parks as well. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, electric car companies often built picnic parks or “pleasure parks” at the end of their lines to generate additional income. Many of these parks, including Quassy, ​​were turned into amusement parks. While the cars are gone, the park still offers fun and excitement.

Traces of its early days remain, including the Little Dipper roller coaster, a helicopter ride, and fighter jets. The classic rides, which can be found in the kiddyland section of the park, date back to the 1950s. A children’s carousel from around 1924 is also in Quassy.

There are more contemporary thrills too, including the Free Fall ‘N’ Drop Tower ride, The Big Flush roller coaster, and a variety of spinning rides like a Trabant and a Parachutist.

Wooden Warrior, a junior wooden roller coaster (which he believes to be a full-scale thrill machine), opened in 2011, represents a major addition to the park and is its main attraction. The ride has received many awards and has received much praise from roller coaster fans and occasional guests. Read my Wooden Warrior review.

Quassy’s water park, Splash Away Bay, includes a large interactive water play station with waterslides, a tipping bucket, and all kinds of sprinklers, water cannons, and other water gadgets. Swimming is allowed in Lake Quassapaug. For an additional fee, guests can take a stroll around the lake on the Quassy Queen or rent row boats.

Walks in the park and highlights

  • Wooden Warrior – Wooden Coaster
  • Free Fall Tower ‘N’ Drop
  • The Big Flush- Water Coasters
  • Splash Away Bay Water Park
  • Classic rides, including the Little Dipper roller coaster, a helicopter ride, and Jet Fighters.

New to the park

New for 2015: Frantic – A thrilling pendulum-style ride opened.

New for 2013: The Splash Away Bay water park expansion has new slides and attractions.

Location and phone

Middlebury, Connecticut. The address is Rt. 64 (2132 Middlebury Road) on Quassapaug Lake.

1-800-FOR-PARK o 203-758-2913

Ticket and admission policy

Quassy is a free admission park (a rarity these days). Guests can purchase individual tickets for the trips (all trips require a ticket) or a one-price pay pass for unlimited trips. There is a discounted rate for child passes (under 45 inches). The park offers discounted passes for guests arriving after 5 p.m.

There is a separate charge for Splash Away Bay water park and for access to Quassy Beach. (One-time payment passes include beach and water park attractions.) Group rates and season passes are offered. Parking is additional. Special offers may be available online on the park’s official website.

Addresses

The address is Rt. 64 (2132 Middlebury Road) on Quassapaug Lake. It is approximately 45 minutes from Hartford, CT.

I-84 West: Exit 17 toward Route. 64 to park.

I-84 East – Exit 16 toward Route. 188 to Rt. 64. Left on Rt. 64 to park.

Official Web site

Quassy Amusement Park

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