The Troika is an amusement park ride designed and manufactured by HUSS Park Attractions in the mid-1970s. The name Troika means "group of three" in Russian, a reference to its three armed design. There are several variations on the design. HUSS Park Attractions manufactured the first Troika ride in the mid-1970s, it is named after the Russian word meaning a reference to its three armed design. A Troika consists of three arms radiating from a central column. At the end of each arm is a wheel-like assembly holding seven gondolas, each of which seats 2 people side by side; when the ride is activated, the central column rotates clockwise, while the Star at the end of each arm rotates counterclockwise. Hydraulic cylinders raise the arms to an angle of 40°; the gondolas do have some capacity to rock from side to side. At the end of the ride cycle, the arms are lowered, the rotation stopped; because it is a mild thrill ride, it is a good ride for younger children or beginning riders who aren't up to riding more extreme attractions, like Huss's own Enterprise or Top Spin.
The main safety restraint is a buzz bar system. Huss recommends that riders be at least 42 inches tall with an adult or over 50 inches tall to ride alone; the ride is available in both transportable and permanent forms, although due to the total weight and size of the ride, transportable Troikas are unpopular and uncommon. Portable versions of the Troika can be disassembled, but due to the size and weight of the machinery and platform, rack onto no fewer than three trailers. Huss now makes a modern version of the Troika, called the AirBoat, it can only carry 24 people. It runs at about the same speed. One example, no longer running was the Gator Bait ride at Six Flags New Orleans; the Tivoli Scorpion is based on the same pattern as the Troika, but a much smaller gondola wheel diameter results in greater speed and centripetal force experienced by the riders. The Scorpion is lighter than a Troika, making it more popular for operation at carnivals and fairs. Tumble Bug - Luna Park Sydney in Milsons Point, New South Wales, Australia.
Operating since 1995. Adrenaline Test Zone - Calaway Park in Springbank, Canada. Tri-Star - Pleasureland Southport in Southport, England. Fairmatt version operating since 2013. Troika - Särkänniemi in Tampere, Finland. Operating since 1975. L'aigle Noir - OK Corral Theme Park in France. Operating since 1970. Dancing Queen - Travelling Version in Germany. Wellenreiter - Hansa-Park in Sierksdorf / Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Operating since 1978. Troika - Toshimaen in Nerima, Japan. Spider - Selva Magica in Mexico. Humla - Kongeparken in Ålgård, Norway. Operating since 1997. Тройка - All-Russia Exhibition Center in Moscow, Russia. Scorpion - Kraus Park in Serbia. Travelling Version. Goldcurse - Familiepark Drievliet in the Netherlands. Tomahawk - Attractiepark Slagharen in Slagharen, Overijssel, Netherlands. Bad Apple - Kings Dominion in Doswell, United States. Operating since 2002. Do-Si-Do - Carowinds in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. Operating since 2017. Kaleidoscope - Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, United States.
Operating since 2017. Mustang Runner - Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, United States. Operating since 2017. Shake, Rattle & Roll - Kings Island in Mason, United States. Operating since 1975. Super Star - Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, United States. Operating since 2017. Tri-Nado - Santa's Village AZoosment Park in East Dundee, United States. Operating since 2015. Triple Play - Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, United States. Operating since 1976. Troika - Cedar Point in Sandusky, United States. Operating since 1976. Troika - Elitch Gardens Theme Park in Denver, United States. Operating since 1995. Diablo - La Ronde operated from 1978 to 2003. Thrillbilly - Darien Lake operated from 1979 to 1983. Gator Bait - Six Flags New Orleans an AirBoat version, no longer operating due to damage to the park by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Triple Play - California's Great America operated from 1976 to 2004. Warp 2000 - Six Flags AstroWorld operated from 1981 to 2005. Most parts were moved to Six Flags Over Texas to be used on their Troika.
Crazy Legs/Harley Quinn Spinsanity - Six Flags Over Texas operated from 2006 to 2017. Relocated from Six Flags AstroWorld. Wild Flower/Wild Rider - Six Flags Great Adventure operated from 1975 to 1977. Scorpion - Adventure Island a Tivoli scorpion that operated from 2001 to 2018. Tri-Star - Pleasureland Southport operated from 1974 to 1983 at Spanish City during 1984. Built under license by English firm Bennett. Turbo Star - Alton Towers operated from 1984 to 1989. Troika - Dreamland Margate operated from 1983 to 1997. Turbo Star/Troika/Crow's Nest - Operated at Coney Beach Pleasure Park, Barry Island Pleasure Park, Pleasurewood Hills and Loudoun Castle from 2004 to 2010. Travelled by German showman Schafer between 1974 and 1976. Sold to Carowinds in 2016. Twist
District courts are a category of courts which exists in several nations. These include: District Court is the name given to the intermediate court in most Australian States, they hear indictable criminal offences excluding murder and, in some States, manslaughter. Their civil jurisdiction is intermediate being for civil disputes where the amount claimed is greater than a $75 000 but less than $750 000; the limits vary between Australian States. In Victoria, the equivalent Court is called the County Court. Below them is the Magistrates' Courts, known as the Local Court in New South Wales. Above them are the State Supreme Courts. Austria has some 200 district, or local, which decide minor civil and criminal cases. See Judicial system of FinlandFinland has 27 district courts, which deal with criminal cases, civil cases and petitionary matters. Since December 1, 1993 these have been called käräjäoikeus in tingsrätt in Swedish; each court is headed by other District Judges. In certain cases, the district court may have lay judges.
The cases are resolved either in a session or in chambers. In simple cases decisions can be made by notaries. Germany has 115 regional courts, which are superior to the Amtsgerichte and below the Oberlandesgerichte; the District Courts in Hong Kong, established in 1953, has limited jurisdiction in both civil and criminal matters. With effect from 1 December 2003, it has civil jurisdiction to hear monetary claims up to HK$1 million or, where the claims are for recovery of land, the annual rent or rateable value does not exceed HK$240,000. In its criminal jurisdiction, the court may try the more serious cases, with the main exceptions of murder and rape; the maximum term of imprisonment it may impose is seven years. There are one Chief District Judge and 30 District Judges, among which three District Judges sit in the Family Court and two District Judges sit in the Lands Tribunal as Presiding Officers; the District Courts of India are presided over by a judge. They administer justice in India at a district level.
These courts are under administrative and judicial control of the High Court of the State to which the district concerned belongs. The District Courts of Indonesia are part of public courts for all cases non-related to religion, constitutions or military matters; the decisions of guilt or innocence are made by a panel of three judges led by a chair judge. See judiciary of IcelandThe District Courts are the lowest judicial level in Iceland; the Courts are 8 in total and operate in separate districts, the District Court of Reykjavík, the District Court of Reykjanes, the District Court of Western Iceland, the District Court of the Westfjords, the District Court of Northwest Iceland, the District Court of Northeast Iceland, the District Court of East Iceland and the District Court of South Iceland. The Courts handle all cases in their first instance. Subject to conditions, cases can be appealed to a higher court the Supreme Court of Iceland whose conclusions are final; the District Court in Ireland was established in 1924.
The Court handles civil claims of up to €15,000 and summary criminal trials (minor offences tried by a judge alone where the maximum penalty is 12 months on indictment in the Circuit Court and the granting of licences for the sale of alcohol. The District Courts in Israel serve both as the appellate courts and as the court of first instance for some cases; as of 2007, there are six district courts: Jerusalem Tel Aviv Haifa Nazareth Central Region Beersheba Japan has 50 district courts, one in each of the 47 prefectures and one in the 3 cities of Hakodate and Kushiro. They are the first court level for most criminal cases. Most cases are held with one judge; the District Courts of New Zealand deals with all criminal matters other than murder and specified offences such as treason. The Courts can hear civil claims up to $200,000. District Courts were called the Magistrates' Courts until 1980; the Norwegian tingrett deals with civil cases. The term tingrett was introduced in 2002, replaced the previous terms byrett and herredsrett as designations for district courts.
The District Courts of Pakistan are presided over by a Senior judge. They administer justice in Pakistan at a district level; these courts are under administrative and judicial control of the High Court of the province to which the district concerned belongs. District Courts were introduced in 1975 as replacement for Burgh Police Courts, they were run by the local authorities. Each court comprised one or more Justices of the Peace who sat alone or in threes with a qualified legal assessor as convener or clerk of court, they handled many cases of breach of the peace, minor assaults, petty theft, offences under the Civic Government Act 1982. District Court operated under summary procedure and could not impose a fine in excess of £2,500 or sentence an offender to more than 60 days in prison. In practice, most offences were dealt with by a fine. In Glasgow where the volume of business requires the employment of three solicitors as "stipendiary magistrates" who sit in place of the lay Justices; the Stipendiary Magistrates' court has the same sentencing power as the summary Sheriff Court.
District Courts in Scotland were abolished and replaced with Justice of the Peace Courts under the provisions of the Criminal Proceedings etc. Act 2007; the Justice of the Peace Courts are managed by the Scottish Court Service. Responsibility for the Courts was transferred from the local authorities in a rolling programme of court unification which conclude
A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying passengers or goods, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense and fishing. A "ship" was a sailing vessel with at least three square-rigged masts and a full bowsprit. Ships are distinguished from boats, based on size, load capacity, tradition. Ships have been important contributors to human commerce, they have supported the spread of colonization and the slave trade, but have served scientific and humanitarian needs. After the 15th century, new crops that had come from and to the Americas via the European seafarers contributed to the world population growth. Ship transport is responsible for the largest portion of world commerce; as of 2016, there were more than 49,000 merchant ships, totaling 1.8 billion dead weight tons. Of these 28% were oil tankers, 43% were bulk carriers, 13% were container ships. Ships are larger than boats, but there is no universally accepted distinction between the two.
Ships can remain at sea for longer periods of time than boats. A legal definition of ship from Indian case law is a vessel. A common notion is, but not vice versa. A US Navy rule of thumb is that ships heel towards the outside of a sharp turn, whereas boats heel towards the inside because of the relative location of the center of mass versus the center of buoyancy. American and British 19th Century maritime law distinguished "vessels" from other craft. In the Age of Sail, a full-rigged ship was a sailing vessel with at least three square-rigged masts and a full bowsprit. A number of large vessels are referred to as boats. Submarines are a prime example. Other types of large vessel which are traditionally called boats are Great Lakes freighters and ferryboats. Though large enough to carry their own boats and heavy cargoes, these vessels are designed for operation on inland or protected coastal waters. In most maritime traditions ships have individual names, modern ships may belong to a ship class named after its first ship.
In the northern parts of Europe and America a ship is traditionally referred to with a female grammatical gender, represented in English with the pronoun "she" if named after a man. This is not universal usage and some English language journalistic style guides advise using "it" as referring to ships with female pronouns can be seen as offensive and outdated. In many documents the ship name is introduced with a ship prefix being an abbreviation of the ship class, for example "MS" or "SV", making it easier to distinguish a ship name from other individual names in a text; the first known vessels could not be described as ships. The first navigators began to use animal skins or woven fabrics as sails. Affixed to the top of a pole set upright in a boat, these sails gave early ships range; this allowed men to explore allowing for the settlement of Oceania for example. By around 3000 BC, Ancient Egyptians knew, they used woven straps to lash the planks together, reeds or grass stuffed between the planks helped to seal the seams.
The Greek historian and geographer Agatharchides had documented ship-faring among the early Egyptians: "During the prosperous period of the Old Kingdom, between the 30th and 25th centuries BC, the river-routes were kept in order, Egyptian ships sailed the Red Sea as far as the myrrh-country." Sneferu's ancient cedar wood ship Praise of the Two Lands is the first reference recorded to a ship being referred to by name. The ancient Egyptians were at ease building sailboats. A remarkable example of their shipbuilding skills was the Khufu ship, a vessel 143 feet in length entombed at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Giza around 2500 BC and found intact in 1954, it is known that ancient Nubia/Axum traded with India, there is evidence that ships from Northeast Africa may have sailed back and forth between India/Sri Lanka and Nubia trading goods and to Persia and Rome. Aksum was known by the Greeks for having seaports for ships from Yemen. Elsewhere in Northeast Africa, the Periplus of the Red Sea reports that Somalis, through their northern ports such as Zeila and Berbera, were trading frankincense and other items with the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula well before the arrival of Islam as well as with Roman-controlled Egypt.
A panel found at Mohenjodaro depicted a sailing craft. Vessels were of many types; this treatise gives a technical exposition on the techniques of shipbuilding. It sets forth minute details about the various types of ships, their sizes, the materials from which they were built; the Yukti Kalpa Taru sums up in a condensed form all the available information. The Yukti Kalpa Taru gives sufficient information and dates to prove that, in ancient times, Indian shipbuilders had a good knowledge of the materials which were used in building ships. In addition to describing the qualities of the different types of wood and their suitability for shipbuilding, the Yukti Kalpa Taru gives an elaborate classification of ships based on their size; the oldest discovered sea faring hulled boat is the Late Bronze Age Uluburun shipwreck off the coast of Turkey, dating back to 1300 BC. The Phoenicians, the first to sail around
Bobbejaanland is a theme park in Lichtaart, Belgium. The park was founded by Bobbejaan Schoepen, a Flemish singer and entertainer who enjoyed international popularity in the fifties and early sixties. In 1959 he bought a 30 hectare marsh, had it drained and built a 1000 capacity venue that opened in December 1961 as Bobbejaanland; this developed into an amusement park and remained in his possession until he sold it in 2004. For its first decade after opening the park centered on water attractions and performance spaces. Numerous variety artists from the Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany appeared there. Following the advice of Phantasialand owner Gottlieb Löffelhard, Bobbejaanland evolved from 1975 onwards into a theme park, with rides becoming more important than music shows, it grew to fifty attractions with four hundred employees and received visitors from the Benelux countries and Germany. As an independent family concern, it supported educational and cultural projects. By the end of the seventies, Bob's wife Josée opened a museum with works of art from the Hopi and Navajo cultures, forming an extensive private collection of Native American art.
From the 1990s, three of his five children worked for the park. It added a 70 metres high windmill that provides the region with energy, an adjoining museum of alternative energy generation. Bobbejaanland contains about 50 attractions, such as the Waterslide, the Giant wheel, Indiana River, the Revolution, the Speedy Bob, the Air Race, the longest junior roller coaster in the world,'Okidoki', the world's second Gerstlauer Euro-Fighter roller coaster, "Typhoon", with a drop angle of over 97° and a Splash Battle, "Banana Battle", made by Preston & Barbieri; the giant Sledgehammer reaches a speed of 110 km/h). In 1995'Kinderland' was opened as an area for young children. In 1979 Bobbejaanland opened the Looping Star roller coaster. Although the ride had a security bar placed over the hip, it was more the centrifugal force which held the passengers in the vehicle when it looped the loop; the coaster was dismantled in 2003. Bobbejaanland has Revolution: a enclosed tubular steel roller coaster manufactured by Vekoma, with world's largest train where two passengers can sit bobsled style per car.
In 2016 the attraction was equipped with Samsung Gear VR. In the morning, the original ride is active. In the afternoon, passengers have the option to wear the virtual glasses and the ride is about an escape from the erupting volcano "Mount Mara". Due to this concept only one passenger per car can wear the glasses. Physical limitations prohibit children to wear the glasses; because Bobbejaan Schoepen was a folk and country singer, the park is still themed as a western village. In the Star Theater, Las Vegas style shows are performed. Bobbejaan bought Zorro's horse from stuntman Casey Tibbs, but the animal was accidentally electrocuted by an exposed cable, he acquired an ornate white Pontiac Nudie mobile decorated with American coins. In the winter of 2003 the park invested 12 million dollars in two new rides named the Typhoon and the Sledge Hammer. In a 2004 survey of 13 European amusement parks by Belgian consumer organisation Test-Aankoop Bobbejaanland was rated second after Phantasialand. In the early 2000s the founder was diagnosed with cancer and he sold Bobbejaanland to the Spanish-American Parques Reunidos group in April 2004.
Bobbejaan Schoepen. De Vlaamse kleinkunstbeweging na de Tweede Wereldoorlog - Een historisch overzicht.'The Flemish Variety Movement after World War II - An Historical Overview'. Peter Notte, Ghent University, 1992) Bobbejaan Schoepen — "Histories" documentary, 4 January 2001 Bobbejaan Schoepen — The Belgian Pop & Rock Archive. "Brel Le flamand" — Histories documentary, 2003. Rides.nl Bobbejaan Schoepen Archive — Bobbejaan Records bvba Official Biography Bobbejaan Schoepen — by Tom Schoepen - "Volkskundige Kroniek" van de Federatie voor Volkskunde in Vlaanderen - yr. 14 - nr. 2 April-may-juin 2006). Bobbejaanland Website Official site Bobbejaan Schoepen Official myspace Bobbejaan Schoepen The Yodeling Whistler Bobbejaanland Timeline Bobbejaanland Fansite Bobbejaan-Online
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg is a 383-acre theme park located in James City County, United States. Located about sixty miles northwest of Virginia Beach, the park was developed by Anheuser-Busch and is owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, it opened on May 16, 1975, adjacent to Anheuser-Busch's brewery and near its other developments including the Kingsmill Resort complex. The park is themed around various European countries, as such was called Busch Gardens: The Old Country. In 1993, the park was renamed Busch Gardens Williamsburg before being named Busch Gardens Europe in 2006 until it returned to the Williamsburg name in 2008, its sister park in Florida was called Busch Gardens: The Dark Continent until it was renamed Busch Gardens Tampa Bay until a brief switch to Busch Gardens Africa from 2006 to 2008. In 2015, the estimated attendance of 2.78 million makes it the twentieth most-visited park in the US. In addition to its landscaping and European theme, Busch Gardens is known for its roller coasters, including Griffon and Apollo's Chariot, which won No. 4 best steel coaster in 2012 from the Golden Ticket Awards.
Beginning in the early 1970s, the Busch Gardens theme park was developed by Anheuser-Busch as a portion of the company's development investment in the Williamsburg area, which grew to include a brewery, the Kingsmill Resort, as well as residential and office properties. It opened 44 years ago in 1975 as Busch Gardens: The Old Country; the St. Louis-based brewer invested in the area following negotiations held between August Busch, II and Winthrop Rockefeller, both governor of Arkansas and chairman of Colonial Williamsburg in the 1960s and 1970s.. In the last part of the 20th and early into the 21st century, as a brewer, A-B found itself competing in an global market. In 2008, after resisting an unsolicited stock bid, A-B announced it had reached an agreement to be acquired by the larger Belgium-based InBev; the newer owners announced plans to sell-off the portions of A-B activities which were not part of the core beverage business as it worked to reduce debt incurred to fund the acquisition.
The Blackstone Group was selected in late 2009 to acquire and operate the 10 former A-B theme parks, including two in the Williamsburg area. In July 2010, the adjacent Kingsmill Resort was scheduled to be acquired by Xanterra Parks and Resorts, a company owned by Denver-based Phillip Anschutz; the park features a combination of Broadway-style shows. The park is broken into "countries", each having its unique style of music; the rides in the sections of the park are themed to the country that they are located in. Jack Hanna's Wild Reserve houses a variety of wild species including bald eagles. Busch Gardens is partnered with SeaWorld in the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, which offers guests the opportunity to contribute to wildlife conservation; the Rhine River Cruise's boats are battery powered to cut back on power generation and prevent water pollution. In addition, Busch Gardens and Water Country USA both use insects rather than pesticides in the parks' commitment to organic gardening.
All brochures, show guides, all paper products in the restrooms are made from recycled material. Howl-O-Scream, the park's signature Halloween event, began in 1999 and offers more than a dozen attractions featuring vampires, clowns and skeletons. Christmas Town is the park's Christmas event. Several Christmas and winter holiday themed attractions and shows are showcased, including a 50-foot Christmas tree called "O Tannenbaum" that lights up in sync to Christmas music in the Oktoberfest hamlet of the park; each of the show venues from the summer season have a holiday themed show during Christmas Town, ranging from reinterpretations of classic Christmas stories, to ice skating, to a cappella performances. Many of the flat rides are in operation as well as the park's train, Mach Tower, one or two roller coasters, which have traditionally been Verbolten and InvadR since their 2012 and 2017 opening seasons though previous Christmas town seasons saw Tempesto and Alpengeist operate. During the celebration, the park is decorated with millions of lights and dozens of real Christmas trees across the entire park.
Shopping and dining are a prominent part of Christmas Town, with many of the park's restaurants offering food and drinks catered to the season and colder weather. The event starts the weekend before Thanksgiving and continues every weekend until the week before Christmas, where it stays open for the rest of December, excluding Christmas Day, until a few days after New Year's Day; the park is separated into 10 different hamlets, themed to European villages from England, Germany, Italy and Ireland. Two attractions provide transportation around the park; the Aeronaut Skyride gondola lift transports guests between the Sesame Street Forest of Fun and Rhinefeld hamlets. The train serves as a convenient way for families with small children to travel around the park together as well as providing a
Booster (HUSS ride)
The Booster is an amusement park ride made by HUSS Maschinenfabrik starting in 1998. Boosters are an evolution of HUSS' Breakdance ride, are a competitor of Mondial's Shake and Fabbri's Crazy Shake rides; the basic movement is about the same as these rides, but the car is pivoted so that riders roll over sideways rather than flipped over. They are known to turn upside down much more than a traditional shake ride. Most parks require riders to be taller. Although Boosters are popular with riders and regarded as one of HUSS' best attractions by enthusiasts few of these rides have been sold; this can be attributed to it having a lower capacity compared to competing and or similar attractions, with just as high running costs. Despite all this, the Booster is still being offered by HUSS Park Attractions; as of January 2018, only three of these rides are known to have been built, they are: Ghost Rider: A traveling model that attends various European funfairs with showman Löffelhardt. It was built in 1998 under the name Booster, traveled with showman Rüdiger before being picked up by its current owner.
Booster: Another traveling model, built in 1999 under the name Ecstasy. The name was changed in 2000 and it traveled with showman Wingender in Germany until 2005, where it was sold to a buyer in Asia. Kieppi: A park model that opened at the Linnanmäki park in Finland in 2003; the ride closed in 2016, it is believed to be scheduled to move to an unknown location outside of Finland. It's now owned by Dirk Löffelhardt who has the Ghost Rider Media related to Booster at Wikimedia Commons Official website
Six Flags Darien Lake
Six Flags Darien Lake is a resort located in Darien, New York, that features a theme park, water park and lodging. It is operated by Six Flags. In 1954, Darien Lake filled; the lake was a popular swimming destination for many years. In 1964, investor Paul Snyder acquired a 164-acre parcel of land bordering the lake and opened a small 23-site campground and picnic area. Snyder continued acquiring more land increasing his holdings to 1,000 acres of land which included seven lakes, the largest of, Darien Lake, he stocked one of the smaller lakes, Trout Pond, with fish, increased the number of campsites and added activities for resort guests such as a small petting zoo and pony rides, skateboarding, tennis courts and miniature golf. From the late 70s and into the early 80s, Snyder added more attractions, including a set of water slides on a hill near the park's entrance called Rainbow Mountain, creating an amusement park he named Darien Lake Fun Country. Snyder made a deal with HUSS Park Attractions, turning Darien Lake into the North American showcase for the German manufacturer's new rides.
Through this deal, the park acquired rides such as the Pirate, Ranger and the Corn Popper, for use in the park and to give HUSS a location to display them to potential US and Canadian buyers. In 1982, the newly merged Arrow Huss opened the park's first major roller coaster, Viper. In 1983, Snyder sold a fifty-percent stake in the park to Funtime Inc. which owned Geauga Lake and Wyandot Lake Park. The Fun Country was dropped from the name, Funtime brought in some major improvements. Funtime's first purchase was the Vekoma-built Giant Wheel Ferris wheel, the showcase of the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville and the largest in the United States at the time, permanently installed in the park's center. Although no longer the largest in the country, the Giant Wheel is still in operation today. Entertainment was added to the park, with the construction of the Tops Jubilee Theater, the Lakeside Amphitheater, a large-scale concert stage on the south side of the main lake, presenting big-name acts including The Who, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Cinema 2000, a wide-angle movie theatre in the back of the park.
In the mid-to late 1980s, there was a water skiing show located on Fun Lake. The improvements continued throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, with the addition of a themed kids area, Adventure Land for Kids in 1988 and in 1989 Grizzly Run replaced a kids ride area, located where a skatepark was. In 1990, six new slides were added to the back of the water slide complex and the area became known as Barracuda Bay and an extra charge was added to the waterpark as well a new locker area, food complex, shopping area and changing rooms. Following the success of a new wooden rollercoaster at Geauga Lake in 1988, Funtime contracted Dinn & Summers to build a new wooden coaster for Darien; the Predator roller coaster opened in May 1990. Around this time, Paul Snyder, sold his remaining share of the park to Funtime, turning over all control to them. In 1992, a new style of entertainment debuted on the midway between Barracuda Bay and the Giant Wheel, a laser light show called Laser Light Fantasy, which included laser graphics and fireworks.
The show was permanently installed in the Lakeside Amphitheater the following year, while concert events were moved to the new Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, which could hold nearly four times as many guests. In 1994, the old Rainbow Mountain waterslides were replaced with a new set called'Cuda Falls and waterpark became included with park admission. In 1995, growing regional park chain Premier Parks bought its three parks. Premier dove right into additions. In 1995, Skycoaster opened located over Fun Lake. In 1996, Adventure Land was replaced by Popeye's Seaport with all new kiddie rides like a Ferris wheel made to look like barrels, a hand-cranked train ride, a submarine ride, a ship themed play place, a food stand and restrooms in the new kiddie area in an area, occupied by miniature golf course. A new miniature golf course opened behind the then-new kiddie area near Viper which replaced the old golf course. A waterpark expansion with new attractions took place in 1996 and 1997 with Hook's Lagoon the Crocodile Isle wave pool took over Adventure Land's old location by Elk Lake with new changing rooms and a food stand were built, a bridge was built to connect the Barracuda Bay slides with the new water park area and a boat tag game was added to the midway.
Three of the old Adventure Land rides were moved to another part of the park as the Tiny Trio in 1997. From 1996 to 1999, Premier would install a new roller coaster each year, Nightmare at Phantom Cave in 1996, Mind Eraser in 1997, Boomerang: Coast to Coaster in 1998 and Superman Ride of Steel in 1999. Nightmare was relocated to sister park The Great Escape. In 1998, Premier began to rebrand its own parks as Six Flags. In May 1999, Six Flags Darien Lake opened with a few major changes. Premier brought Six Flags' own character base, Looney Tunes and DC Comics, into the parks, renaming Popeye's Seaport to Looney Tunes Seaport, added a show in the vacant former Nightmare at Phantom Cave building called the Batman Thrill Spectacular, Hydro Force, Pipeline Plunge, Riptide Run, Torpedo Rapids were removed from Barracuda Bay and Scrambler replaced Cinema 2000; the midway stage was added to replace the boat tag game and The Emporium gift shop opened in Lasso