Quassy Amusement Park
|Slogan||Affordable Family Fun|
|Location||Middlebury, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Owner||George Frantzis II and Eric Anderson|
|Previous names||Lake Quassapaug|
|Operating season||Late April through early October|
Quassy Amusement Park, is an amusement and waterpark in Middlebury, Connecticut, United States. It has 38 rides on its 20 acres (81,000 m2).
Quassy is considered "one of the last of the old-time trolley parks". It has been a staple in Connecticut entertainment for over 100 years. In 1908, Quassy became a stop along the trolley line between Waterbury and Woodbury. As more people got off at this stop, Quassy became a summer resort area. In 1937, three businessmen purchased the property and began to develop it. After World War II, Quassy established itself as a full amusement park.
Quassy consists of a full-fledged amusement park plus a waterpark called Splash Away Bay. Swimming in Lake Quassapaug is available. In 1901, a writer pronounced Lake Quassapaug as "the handsomest bit of natural water on earth". Today, beach clubs and houses surround the entire lake.
The park is home to the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster, which opened in 2011.
Quassy offers swimming, picnicking, a catering service, an arcade, a water park, and live entertainment including school bands, dance groups and magic shows.
Friday nights Quassy sells hot dogs, soda and rides for 50 cents each. All-day ride and waterpark wristbands are available. A wristband is required to enter the waterpark and beach area, or guests may pay a separate admission. Individual ride tickets are also available. Parking fee charged. No admission fee to walk around the amusement park.
- Connecticut History. "Quassy: One of the Last of the Old-Time Trolley Parks". ConnecticutHistory.org
- Connecticut Family Outings Facility - Quassy Amusement Park - school field trips, thrill rides, NY Archived June 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
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