Quassy Amusement and Waterpark in Middlebury, Connecticut, will embark on a $6m expansion over the next several seasons.

According to park officials, Splash Away Bay, the lakeside waterpark adjacent to Quassy Beach, will see eight new attractions, including three giant waterslides with a combined length of more than 1,000ft.

In addition, Quassy will be building a new candy shop, beach snack building and replacing some rides within the amusement area of the facility.

"We're excited about further expanding the waterpark as it has become a venerable part of the guest experience here at Quassy," park president Eric Anderson said of the project.

ProSlide Technology will provide the new slides at Splash Away Bay, and the first phase of the expansion is targeted for opening in 2016.