by Eric H.
Just for our "amusement," we have been checking out when local New England amusement parks will open for the season. Based on Internet research, here is what we found:
Canobie Lake Park, Sale, N.H. opens for the season on Saturday, April 24, from 11- 6p.m. Those weekend (Saturday-Sunday) hours will remain intact through May 15-16. Daily hours begin in June, although with varying operating times depending upon the day. For specifics, please visit the Canobie Lake Web Site.
Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, Conn., opens for the weekend, also, on April 24, but from 12-6 p.m. Those hours continue into the May 23-23 weekend, with additional hours being added starting on Fri., May 28. For specifics, please visit the Quassy Amusement Park Web Site.
Six Flags New England in Springfield, Mass., opens for the season on April 10. Check out the Six Flags calendar for specific hours of operation.
York's Wild Kingdom Zoo and Amusement Park in York Beach, Maine, opens May 29, according to its Web Site, but we only see 2009 operating hours. Please log on to the York Kingdom Web Site for anticipated updates, or call 207-363-4911.
We recommend calling your amusement park destination first before setting out on the planned itinerary, as there is always the potential for hours to change. Happy amusement park travels!
by Eric H.