Ride Fundraiser coasters To Support Give Kids The World Village At Quassy

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
Get exclusive ride time on Quassy’s two roller coasters by raising funds of at least $100

Middlebury, Connecticut: To support and raise funds for the children with life-threatening illnesses, Quassy Amusement Waterpark is partnering with Give Kids The World Village and its annual Coasting.

Pre-registration is must for attending Coasting for Kids event that will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 16, during National Roller Coaster Day at the lakeside park.

Visit www.coastingforkids.org to sign up for the event and create a personal fund-raising page.

On Aug. 16, those who registered and raised at least $100 for Coasting for Kids will check in at 9:30 a.m. at Quassy, followed by an 10 to 11 a.m. exclusive ride time on Wooden Warrior and Little Dipper roller coasters.

Visitors who reached the fundraising goal will also be able to enjoy the other rides and waterpark, which open to the general public at 11 a.m.

“We have long supported Give Kids The World through IAAPA’s (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) World Passport program,” said Quassy President Eric Anderson. “We envision Coasting for Kids as another way to assist with the incredible work Give Kids The World does for so many families.”

Give Kids The World Village was founded by Henri Landwirth in 1986, and since then, it has welcomed more than 154,000 families to its 84-acre “storybook” non-profit resort in Central Florida. Children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to week-long, cost-free vacations, complete with accommodations, donated attraction tickets, meals, and more. For more about Give Kids The World, visit http://www.gktw.org/.

National Roller Coaster Day is celebrated in parks across the country, was chosen to mark Aug. 16, 1898, when the first patent for a roller coaster ride was issued. The date has been marked by roller coaster fans all over the world since the 1980s.

Among Top Coasters

Wooden Warrior is rated among the top 50 wooden coasters around the world, according to a poll done by trade publication Amusement Today. Making its debut in 2011, Wooden Warriors travels at 35mph. Quassy was the first park in North America to install new coaster train, which has also received numerous accolades from coaster enthusiasts.

Wooden Warrior is rated among the top 50 wooden coasters around the world, according to a poll done by trade publication Amusement Today. Making its debut in 2011, Wooden Warriors travels at 35mph. Quassy was the first park in North America to install new coaster train, which has also received numerous accolades from coaster enthusiasts.

Into The Darkness

Quassy’s other roller coaster, Little Dipper, is one of the oldest steel coasters in the nation as it was installed in 1952, It operates in a kiddieland adjacent to the park’s huge redemption arcade.

Quassy’s other roller coaster, Little Dipper, is one of the oldest steel coasters in the nation as it was installed in 1952, It operates in a kiddieland adjacent to the park’s huge redemption arcade.

AmusementParks News Bureau: news@amusementparksnews.com

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