QUASSY Amusement Park
2016 - Reverse Time and Slide City - (4/27/16) A great report from the opening day of Quassy, showing off the park's new Reverse Time ride, can be found at SFNEOnline.
The latest word from Quassy has reconfirmed all the details about their new "Slide City" waterpark expansion for kids, next to the Saturation Station play structure. There will be two serpentine slides called KIDZ Twisters, a 2-person ProRacer slide, a KIDZ Bowl 14 slide and a KIDZ MiniRiver attraction. They also sent out pictures of the complex as well as another look at the new Reverse Time flat ride.
(11/23/15) Quassy has confirmed just what I was suspecting... that the park will add a new flat ride called Reverse Time in 2016. The new Reverse Time is indeed from the SBF/VISA Group and will be the first such ride opened in North America. The ride car will be themed like a giant clock, with seats for 24-riders facing outward, with the main car spinning one way, it gets lifted into the air and the turntable below spinning in the opposite direction. Reverse Time will replace the park's Trabant ride that was removed at the end of the 2015 season.
(9/28/15) Rumor has it that the new ride on the way to Quassy to replace Trabant will be from SBF Visa Rides, the same people they bought the new Frantic ride from. With that in mind, SBF's Reverse Time flat ride could be a perfect fit for the space, offering a similar style of ride movement and footprint, but with a new unique outward facing seat layout. Plus the “Reverse Time” name for the ride is a perfect fit to the park’s “Only Time Will Tell!” teaser poster.
(8/31/15) Quassy will close the park's Trabant ride forever after making final runs on the weekend of Oct 3 & 4th. Rides on the Trabant on the final weekend will be free while it runs from noon to 6pm. Parking at Quassy is $7. All day wristbands must be purchased if you want to ride any of the park's other rides.
So what's happening with the Trabant and what's on deck for 2016? According to a teaser sent out from Quassy, and a banner hung on the Trabant, "Only Time Will Tell!!!". Hmmm. I'm guessing that the park may have some kind of new spinning flat ride planned for 2016... possibly with a Time Machine theme of some kind perhaps. Of course this would be on top of the already announced plans for an expansion to the Splash Away Bay waterpark. At that time they did mention that they were looking into plans to slowly replace some of the park's older rides with newer versions when possible on a case-by-case basis.
If this is the case, then they could be looking to upgrade to a Chance Wipeout, which looks to be the direct decedent of the Trabant, or perhaps ever one of the more extreme Chance Freestyle rides instead.
(6/22/15) The big announcement from Quassy this past weekend was to confirm that a large watepark expansion is now planned for the park along with other improvements. The overall plan is to double the number of waterslides at the Splash Away Bay waterpark over the next several years, adding eight new slides including one called Slide City for the younger kids. Quassy will also build a new candy shop and beach snack building. The new candy shop will actually take the place of the existing popcorn building near the Grand Carousel and will feature an on-site taffy pulling machine and wrapping machine so you can watch the taffy get made and buy it freshly made. The new building itself will be two-storys tall and leave room for office space for the park on the top floor. As such, look for this to open in the years to come and not be finished in time for 2016.
Slide City, which will add five new ProSlide waterslides will open for 2016 adjancent to the Saturation Station play structure. The line up will include two KIDZ Twisters slides, a two-person Pro-Racer slide, a KIDZ Bowl 14 slide and a KIDZ MiniRiver, all combined to made Slide City.
In other news, the park also mentioned that they are looking to replace some of the older rides in the park with newer versions when possible, taken on a case by case basis, in order to keep the park up to date as best as possible.
(10/6/14) Screamscape sources tell us that the next expansion project for Quassy is likely to be a small expansion project in the waterpark for the little kids that that would see up to four new small slides added.
2017 – Waterpark Expansion – Rumor – (6/22/15) Quassy will add three large new thrilling waterslide to the Splash Away Bay waterpark for the 2017 season from ProSlide, adding them to an area currently used as a picnic grove on the North side of the property. According to the press release, the largest of the three new slides will be a ProSlide TantrumTWIST slide along with a pair of PIPEline sepentine slides. All three slides will depart from the same slide tower structure and end with runout troughs near Saturation Station.
(10/6/14) Once the kiddie expansion is complete, the next phase of expansion for the waterpark is said to be a new large scale thrill slide. The exact nature if still unknown, so it may depend on what the hottest selling thrill slide is at the time they are ready to build it.