MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – A new, friendly face will be making a big splash this coming season at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here and youngsters are invited to help name the new mascot, park officials announced today.
“With five new children’s waterslides being added to the waterpark this year, we thought it was an ideal time to introduce an aquatic mascot as well,” said Quassy’s George Frantzis. “And if you haven’t guessed, the costume character coming to the park will be dolphin.”
A “Name The Dolphin” contest will be administered through the Quassy Kids Club with no purchase necessary.
“If you’re not a member of our popular (free) kids club, you may sign up on the home page of our Web site,” the park spokesman added. “Details of the contest will be announced exclusively to club members soon with the winner receiving a season pass.”
As for seeing what the new costume character might look like, Frantzis said “that will be revealed to our kids club members first.”
Last June the park announced a number of major improvements would be made over the next several years, including Slide City, the new waterslide complex for youngsters which is slated to open this spring.
“The slides were constructed just before Christmas and our staff is putting finishing touches on the attraction now,” Frantzis said of the project. “We also have a new thrill ride, Reverse Time, scheduled for delivery next month from the manufacturer in Italy. It will be ready for our opening.”
Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark is in its 108th year and features more than two-dozen rides and attractions. New for 2016 is Reverse Time, a spectacular family thrill ride, and Slide City, a five-slide children’s complex.
The lakeside property is also home to Splash Away Bay waterpark with dozens of ways to get drenched, including the BulletBowl water raft ride and FreeFall extreme body slides.
Quassy also features a laser maze attraction in its huge arcade building.
Rides include the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster, Music Fest, Yo-Yo super swings, Free Fall ‘N’ Drop Tower, Grand Carousel and more. The park also has a restaurant, redemption arcade, games, live entertainment and special events.
Quassy is located at 2132 Middlebury Road, Route 64, in Middlebury, Conn., on the shores of Lake Quassapaug. The 2016 season kicks off April 23 with the waterpark and beach opening on Memorial Day weekend.
Slide City is a new five-slide waterpark complex poised for opening this spring at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury, Conn. With the waterpark expansion comes a new park mascot as well. Children will have the opportunity to submit names for the costume character in a contest.