New Ride Coming To Quassy Amusement Park

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – Quassy Amusement Park will be putting a fresh spin on its family-friendly tradition with the addition of a new ride for the 2012 season, park officials announced today.

A tea cup ride from Italian ride manufacturer Zamperla will make its debut in the spring at the lakeside property, which will be celebrating its 104th season of operation.

“We’re extremely excited about the addition of the new attraction,” park President Eric Anderson said in unveiling the plans for the ride. “We came off an exceptional 2011 season thanks greatly in part to our new roller coaster. That afforded us the opportunity to bring in the new tea cup ride.”

“This new ride really fits into who and what Quassy is – family,” asserted George Frantzis II, a park owner. “The particular model we purchased will allow families to experience the ride together and control the spinning action.”

The tea cup ride, which will be built during the winter months at Zamperla’s manufacturing facilities in Italy, will feature six four-passenger cups on a rotating platform that will spin at eight revolutions per minute. At the center of each cup is a wheel which allows riders to spin each cup.

“Spinning cups are a staple ride recognized for decades by children and parents alike,” noted Ramon Rosario, director of sales for Zamperla’s U.S. operations based in Boonton, N.J. “They are a family favorite.”

Each huge cup on Quassy’s new ride will feature an individual, bright color scheme with a giant, lighted tea cup in the center of the ride. The attraction will be placed adjacent to the park’s Carousel Court where the Carousel Theatre and Grand Carousel are located.

The park will announce a “Name The Ride” contest soon in an effort to come up with a creative title for the attraction.

About The Park

  Quassy Amusement Park features more than two-dozen rides and attractions, including the award-winning “Wooden Warrior” roller coaster, which opened in April. “Saturation Station” is the interactive family waterpark adjacent to Quassy Beach on Lake Quassapaug. In addition, the park has a restaurant, redemption arcade, games and live entertainment.

The park is currently booking catered and group outings for the 2012 season, which starts the last weekend of April.

A Holiday Season Pass sale is currently under way through the end of the month. Passes may be purchased online at Quassy dot com or by calling the park office at 203-758-2913.

For more information on Zamperla rides visit Zamperla dot com.


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Quassy Puts New Spin On 2012


Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, Conn., will introduce a new team cup ride from Italian ride manufacturer Zamperla in 2012. The attraction will feature six large cups capable of thrilling 24 guests each ride. Quassy’s new ride will feature a color scheme and décor very similar to the Zamperla ride shown. (Submitted photo)

About Ron Gustafson

Director of marketing/public relations Quassy Amusement Park