Park owner Doug Waterbury said all of the park's 25 rides and attractions should be ready for action today.
The village also will be celebrating Memorial Day weekend with a community-wide luau party that starts Saturday with a pig roast at Harpoon Eddie's and concludes with fireworks on the beach Sunday night.
"Lots of folks were sad when we weren't open at this time last year, so we listened closely and decided to take another stab at it," Waterbury
Despite poor attendance prior to the Fourth of July in years past, the park will remain open just on weekends until June 24, and then switch to a Wednesday to Sunday schedule, he
"As long as the weather cooperates it should be good," he
Waterbury, who heads Empire Attractions LLC, pushed back the opening of the park to June 28 last year in order to bring it more in line with the operational calendar of the company's other attractions.
Santa's Workshop in the Adirondacks and The Sterling Renaissance Festival, for example, open closer to July 4 to maximize profits.
The opening was then delayed a second time, to just before the Fourth of July, when some of the park's rides weren't ready in time.
This year, the park is looking to make improvements.
said a new six-person gyroscope ride will be added at some point this season, and many cosmetic upgrades will be made throughout the facility.
More themed weekends also are in the works.
As was the case last year, the historic Yesterday's Royal restaurant, which was deemed unsafe by the village in March of 2014 because of a structural problem with an exterior wall, will remain closed.
said the estimated $5,000 to $10,000 repair will not be made until he
can find a partner to help manage and run the eatery.
"We're not ready to move forward with it yet," Waterbury