MIDDLEBURY, Conn. — Quassy Amusement Park has been recognized as a 2012 “Editors’ Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, on newsstands now.
This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select attractions, restaurants and lodgings in New England to the exclusive list.
For 36 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference.
Quassy was cited for having the “Best Rides.” The family-owned park has been in operation since 1908 and has received worldwide attention since the addition of the “Wooden Warrior” roller coaster last year. The ride has received several awards since being introduced in April of last year.
“This honor came as a surprise to all of us here at Quassy,” said park President Eric Anderson. “To have such an accolade coming from Yankee Magazine is certainly a feather in our caps. Over the past several years Quassy has been committed to adding new family attractions, and our efforts are certainly appreciated by fans and the magazine’s readers.”
“This special travel issue highlights ‘The Best of New England’ (page 85): more sights to see, things to do, places to eat or spend an overnight than most of us could possibly fit into even the most jam-packed vacation,” says Yankee’s editor Mel Allen. “Wherever you may travel this season in New England, there’s certain to be a Yankee ‘Best’ nearby.”
Yankee Magazine’s May/June 2012 Travel Guide, on newsstands now, features 287 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” selections, which include the region’s best dining and lodging venues, attractions, adventures, local secrets, and bargains. This special issue also names 120 top events around New England and shares 15 walks—from strolls on Martha’s Vineyard, an inn-to-inn trek in Vermont, and a cliff walk in Maine. Treat yourself and celebrate the season with fresh recipes for summer’s first fruit—strawberries. Plus, feast at the best 12 lobster shacks in our six- state region.
While Quassy Amusement Park is not a huge theme park, it features popular rides that can be enjoyed by the entire family. This year the park added the “Crazy Cups” spinning tea cut ride and in 2010 the “Free Fall ‘N” drop tower. During the centennial season of 2008 the “Galleon” Pirate Ship and three-lane Family Fun Slide were introduced. Quassy has other family favorites such as the “Tilt-A-Whirl,” “Paratrooper,” “Yo-Yo” Super Swings, “Music Fest, “Trabant,” “Grand Carousel” and two kiddylands.
Quassy’s “Saturation Station” waterpark debuted in 2003 with numerous interactive water elements and two small waterslides. Two gigantic “Tunnel Twister” waterslides were added to the attraction in 2006.
Quassy Amusement Park will also be recommended on YankeeMagazine.com.
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About Quassy Amusement Park: Founded in 1908, Quassy features more than two-dozen rides and attractions, waterpark, beach, redemption arcade, restaurant, games and live entertainment. The park charges no general admission, but there is a parking fee. All-day ride and waterpark wristbands are available as well as individual ride tickets. Everyone entering the waterpark must have a wristband or pay a separate $12 fee. For more information visit Quassy dot com or call 1-800-FOR-PARK.
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