Local Amusement Parks, Outdoor Venues Open Soon

The weather is finally starting to feel like spring and Connecticut’s amusement parks and other outdoor entertainment and recreation venues will be opening soon. 

Quassy Amusement Park and Waterpark in Middlebury will open for its 111th season on the weekend of April 27 and 28.  

Lake Compounce in Bristol will open on May 4. Crocodile Cove opens May 26.  

Six Flags New England in Agawam opens on Saturday, April 6. The park is offering park opening sales that include special pricing. Learn more about them here. 

Quassy is holding a $45 carload special on opening weekend to benefit the Greater Waterbury Campership Fund. Part of opening weekend proceeds will benefit the campership fund, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that helps send underprivileged children to summer camp, according to Quassy. 

Up to 10 people in one car will receive an all-day ride wristband for $45 and parking included. Those not taking part in the carload offer will be charged $7 for parking. 

Quassy operates from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. 

Quassy will have a second $45 carload weekend on May 4 and 5. The park’s annual Festival of the Arts for student art exhibits takes place on May 4 and a regional Dance Day will be held May 5. 

Splash Away Bay waterpark and Quassy Beach will open May 25 for the summer season. 

Season passes are on sale now at the park office and through the Quassy website. 

Lake Compounce is offering a 2019 preschool play pass, which allows complimentary admission for children 4 to 5 years old for the 2019 Summer Season. The registration period is until March 31 and the activation period is May 4 to June 2. Learn more about it here.  

Brownstone Exploration and Discovery Park in Portland opens to the public on Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27, from noon to 6 p.m. 

Adventure Park in Storrs, an “aerial forest rope park,” will open March 30. 

Fields of Adventure Park, a high ropes course in Mystic, opens on April 5. 

Highflyer at Foxwoods, a zip line from the top of a 33-story hotel tower, opens for the season on April 12.  

Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village in Montville opens on April 5.  It includes more than a mile and a half of dinosaur-filled nature trails in a 60 acre adventure park. 

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