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Students Challenged To Build Amusement Ride Replicas In Miniature
Two contests for students have been announced: model roller coasters and amusement rides; Free registration open now.
Free registration is now open in two separate categories of the park-sponsored event, which will be held on Saturday, June 15 at Quassy.
The amusement ride model category is new for 2013, park officials announced today, with students charged with building replicas of thrill rides operating at the lakeside park. They include the “Music Fest,” “Yo-Yo” Super Swings, “Trabant,”
Divisions are set up for elementary, middle and high school grades. Pre-registration is required with entry forms available on the Press Room page at Quassy dot com.. Models may be operational or static.
The annual roller coaster model contest will also take place on the same day. Accredited by the American Association of Physics Teachers, students create working examples of thrilling coasters which are judged in a number of categories. Divisions are established for all grade levels with pre-registration required. Complete roller coaster model contest rules and a separate registration form are available on the Press Room page on the Quassy Web site.
Student teams requiring photos to work with will find them on the Rides & Attractions page of the Quassy site. Teachers may request additional photos by e-mailing info at Quassy dot com.
All participating students will be honored during the day with prizes awarded to the top entries in all divisions of the modeling event.
In addition, the park will display its “Wooden Warrior” roller coaster model, created by professional builder John Hunt of New York. The HO-scale replica of the park’s award-winning coaster was presented to Quassy last year.
Quassy Amusement Park sponsors numerous educational programs throughout the season including physics tours, a “Wacky Science” stage presentation and workshops.
Also new for 2013 is a “Laser 101” class, explaining laser light technology. Students will have an opportunity to see working lasers following the session.
About The Park
Quassy Amusement Park is in its 105th year and features more than two-dozen rides and attractions. The lakeside property is also home to “Splash Away Bay” waterpark with the new “BulletBowl”
Quassy will also feature a new laser maze attraction in its huge arcade building.
Rides include the award-winning “Wooden Warrior” roller coaster, “Music Fest,” “Yo-Yo” super swings, “Free Fall ‘N’ Drop Tower,” “Grand Carousel” and more.
The park also has a restaurant, redemption arcade, games, live entertainment and special events.
Quassy opens April 27 for the 2012 season with Quassy Beach and the waterpark opening on May 25.
Season passes are on sale now at the park office and through the Quassy Web site at Quassy dot com. Company picnics, school fieldtrips and other catered events are also being scheduled through the park office at 203-758-2913.
Quassy is located at 2132 Middlebury Road, Route 64, in Middlebury, Conn., on the shores of Lake Quassapaug.