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'Blast From The Past' Returns July 4

3-D Fireworks Will Again
Light Up Night Sky Over Quassy

MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – For more than a decade, Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here has presented its annual July 4 fireworks in 3-D. In what many might consider “a blast from the past,” the tradition continues this year as special 3-D viewing glasses will be sold for only $1 during the Independence Day celebration at the park.

The fireworks – shot from barges on Lake Quassapaug - will begin at 10:15 p.m. and spectators of all ages are welcome. Parking is $10 on July 4.

Proceeds from the 3-D glasses sale will again benefit the Healthy Eyes Alliance of New Haven, Conn. The not-for-profit organization provides vision screening for children and adults, which helps prevent permanent vision loss and learning difficulties.

As for 3-D fireworks, the glasses used at Quassy show incorporate “diffraction’ lenses that make a single fireworks shell look like multiple bursts. Without the glasses, the fireworks will appear in their normal splendor. The advent of 3-D glasses dates back to 1950’s “B” horror movies

Sponsoring the 3-D Fireworks Spectacular are Price Chopper/Market 32, TD Bank, Premier Subaru, Pepsi, News 8 WTNH, and Voices newspaper.

About Quassy

Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark is in its 109th year and features more than two dozen rides and attractions.

New are children’s interactive rides Skipper’s Clipper pirate ships and Up, Up & Away balloons. Adults may also ride with their youngsters on the new attractions.

Quassy also opened Bella & Bessie’s Sweet Shoppe and Pizzeria in the location of the former popcorn stand. The new store features homemade taffy, popcorn, soft drinks, cotton candy and other confectionary items.

The lakeside property is also home to Splash Away Bay waterpark with dozens of ways to get drenched, including the BulletBowl water raft ride and FreeFall extreme body slides.

Quassy also features a laser maze attraction in its huge arcade building.

Rides include the award-winning Wooden Warrior roller coaster, Reverse Time, Frantic, 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.

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

Daily and seasonal passes are available in person, or online at www.quassy.com.

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Ready To Have A Blast

Jeanne Segrue, vision screener with Healthy Eyes Alliance, and Damon Pappas, manager of Price Chopper/Market 32 in Oxford, Conn., display the 3-D glasses to be sold July 4 for the fireworks display at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark in Middlebury, Conn. The lakeside property has held the community service event for more than a decade. Other supporting sponsors – not pictured – are TD Bank, Premier Subaru, Pepsi, News 8 WTNH and Voices newspaper. (Quassy photo)


For more information, contact:
Ron Gustafson, director of marketing & public relations
Quassy Amusement & Waterpark
PO Box 887
2132 Middlebury Road Middlebury, CT 06762
ron@quassy.com

 

 
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