Local urban planners are arguing that New York’s Reservoir State Park — located just outside of Niagara Falls in Lewiston, NY, along Interstate-190 and adjacent to the Niagara Power Project — should be sold to accommodate to Disney or another national theme park operator.
The State Park is one of New York’s most underutilized. Planners want the State Park developed into a year-round ‘Tesla-themed’ amusement park, comprised mainly of roller coasters interspersed with innovation and science-oriented exhibit experiences.
Economic development officials inside Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s administration are receptive to selling the 160-acre property — especially if the buyer is a firm like Universal Parks and Resorts, Six Flags, Cedar Fair Entertainment, or SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment.
In comparison to the site’s 160-acres, the Fantasy Island amusement park in Grand Island is about 48-acres of rides and attractions, while Darien Lake is 85-acres of rides and attractions (excluding concert, parking, and camping areas).