QUASSY Amusement Park
Park News - (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.
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.
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...
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.
2015 - Frantic and Collidoscope - Confirmed - (12/16/14) SFNEOnline has posted a great trip report from Quassy where they were invited to look at the newly compelte Frantic ride as well as get an off-season photo report from the park.
(8/5/14) Quassy has announced to passholders this week that a new spinning / swinging flat ride coming to the park in 2015 called Frantic. Think of it as a mini-Afterburn style ride. The park will also add a new kiddie bumper car ride as well to be called Collidoscope.
(7/30/14) Quassy has posted a hint on their website about what’s on the way for 2015, saying that “You’re going to “flip” when you see what’s coming to Quassy in 2015”. Stay tuned!
2016 – Waterpark Expansion – Rumor - (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.