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----    THE LATEST WATER PARK NEWS    ----
    (11/29/17) Noah's Ark Waterpark To Add Raja - The World's Largest King Cobra in 2018 (MORE...)
    (11/20/17) Kalahari Ohio Opens Storm Chaser Slideboarding Adventure (MORE...)
    (10/28/17) Timeline update on Alottawata Water Park (MORE...)Water Parks
    (10/6/17) Ocean Breeze To Get Patriotic Themed Family Raft Slide For 2018  (MORE...)
    (10/6/17) Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark To Open This December (MORE...)

 

 

Alottawata Water Park  (Ottawa area, Canada)

icon_STOP2019 - New Park - (10/28/17) According to the park’s official website, they are planning on opening in Summer 2019.
    (11/30/12) ProSlide says that their plans to build the Alotta Water Park in Ottawa are still in the works... but also still on hold for the time being. According to this interview with the CEO, they are still planning the park out and intend on building it. However the target opening date has been pushed back several times, and was last thought to be opening in 2014, but that may still be pushed back one more year to 2015.

 

The Beach (Cincinnati, OH)

2018 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing new was known to be added in 2016 - 2017.

 

Calypso Park (Ottawa, Canada)

2018 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing new was known to be added in 2015 - 2017.

 

Camelback Waterpark & Lodge - (PA)

2018 - Nothing is known at this point in time, nothing new was known to be added in 2016 - 2017.

 

icon_STOPEpic Waters Indoor Waterpark (Grand Prairie, TX)

Late 2017 - New Park - (10/6/17) According to the local news reports the Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie is set to open sometime in mid to late December. The city owned water park invited media in for a peek at the waterpark while under construction, as well as to watch a demonstration of the buildings massive retractable roof panels in action.
    (7/3/17) It's been awhile since we heard much more about the new Epic Waters indoor waterpark under construction in Grand Prairie, Texas, but according to the latest update from the park they are on track to open sometime in November 2017! Looks like a lot of fun for sure is heading to the greater Dallas area! Check out the official website here.

 

Great Wolf Lodge Minnesota

2017 - Rebranded Resort - (1/23/17) The Water Park of America resort attraction (and attached Radisson Hotel) located not too far away from the famous Mall of America in Minnestoa is reported to be in the final phases of a sale that would see it rebranded as a Great Wolf Lodge resort. Once the deal is complete they will perform some light rethemeing to give it the Great Wolf Lodge look as well as an expansion that will see new attractions like a ropes course, rock wall, bowling alley and more added. If they are able to stick to the timeline, the transformation and additions will be complete by November 2017.

 

Great Wolf Lodge Georgia

2018 - New Resort - (1/25/17) A new Great Wolf Lodge is coming to Georgia after all... just not in Peachtree City. Following the complaints it seems the city held a public vote with went against the Great Wolf Lodge proposal. This has all worked out to the benefit of LaGrange, GA, a short drive south down I-85 from there, about an hour's drive away from Atlanta. A brand new Great Wolf Lodge Resort will soon begin construction in LaGrange (off exit 13) with a planned opening date of 2018. The new Lodge has already been confirmed with an official webpage on the company site as well which you can see here along with a brief animation video showing off the planned look of the new resort.

 

Great Wolf Lodge Illinois 

2018 - Rebranded Resort - (2/10/17) According to the local news a deal is now in place for Great Wolf Lodge to take over the Key Lime Cove indoor waterpark resort in Gurnee, IL and transform it into a new Great Wolf Lodge location. According to estimates, Great Wolf will end up paying the city $150,000 more per year in hotel/resort taxes than it currently gets from Key Lime, and to help things along the board will enter a tax-sharing agreement with Great Wolf.
    If the deal is finalized Key Lime will likely close this spring to allow for Great Wolf to renovate the resort and waterpark over the next year in order to open the rebranded resort in Spring 2018.

 

H2OBX (Outer Banks, North Carolina)

Park News - (6/28/17) The brand new H2OBX Waterpark in North Carolina's Outer Banks is now open. A video showing off some of the waterpark from the inside can be found below.


2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

Kalahari Resort (Pocono Mountains, PA)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time but after opening a HUGE expansion in 2017, they may not add anything this year.

 

Kalahari Resort (Sandusky, Ohio)

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icon_STOPWinter 2017 - Storm Chaser - (11/21/17) The new Storm Chaser Slideboarding Adventure attraction at the Kalahari Resort in Ohio is now open and adds the concept of an interactive game experience to a waterslide attraction.
   “The Storm Chaser features a targeted gaming system where riders use a controller to play as they ride a slideboard down the waterslide run. The object of the game is to hit targets to collect points, while maintaining your speed. The supersmart gaming system knows who you are, tracks your progress and scores your run down the waterslide. Cutting-edge motion tracking allows for more points to be scored based on the player’s accuracy and proximity to the targets when intersected. The unique tracking system lets riders build points throughout the day to unlock new levels and compete for the highest overall score.”
    (7/24/17) The Kalahari indoor waterpark resort in Sandusky, Ohio will be adding a new slide to the park that is slated to open Winter 2017. They call it Storm Chaser and according to the description posted at the park, it will feature an interactive video game style feature to create a "Slideboarding Adventure". Using a custom tracking system it will recognize individual riders and track your score and progress down the slide throughout the day, even allowing you to unlock new levels of game-play.

 

Kalahari Resort (Round Rock, TX)

???? - NEW RESORT - Proposed - (6/16/16) Kalahari Resorts and Conventions' founder announced that they are looking into building the company's forth waterpark resort property in Round Rock, Texas. This would become their forth resort property and the first in the south-west. The African themed resort would have up to 1,000 rooms and both indoor and outdoor waterpark sections, on-site restaurants, an entertainment center, spa and convention center.
    No timeline was mentioned, but Round Rock is about 15-20 miles north of Austin, TX, and looks to be about 10-15 miles away from Cedar Park, TX where Schlitterbahn once proposed to build their own new waterpark and convention center, but has since let that project fall into limbo.

 

Kalahari Resort (Wisconsin Dells)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

Magic Waters (Rockford, IL)

???? - Boomerango - Planned - (6/16/16) According to a report from the local news, after the MasterBlaster slide was removed from the Magic Waters waterpark the District approved a new AquaLoop slide to replace it in 2017. However, if you look at the artwork on the page, it appears they have already designed a phase 2 attraction to follow it, labeled as a Boomerango slide placed right next to the Aqualoop.

 

Myrtle Waves  (Myrtle Beach, SC)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing was known to be added in 2016 - 2017.

 

Nashville Shores (Tennessee)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time...

 

Noah’s Ark (Wisconson Dells)
Palace Entertainment

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icon_STOP2018 - Raja - The World's Largest King Cobra - (11/29/17) Noah's Ark has announced they will be adding "Raja - The World's Largest King Cobra" in 2018, a new snake themed slide from Polin, similar to the King Cobra slide built for Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey. According to the park it will be the longest and tallest slide of it's kind, standing 6-stories tall and 335 feet long and be placed next to the Flash Flood ride.
    (8/21/17) So far the early word is that Noah's Ark is expecting to add a new attraction near the Flash Flood ride for 2018, but no one is sure what. In addition, we've heard that there may be a plan to refurbish the park's mini-golf course as well.
    (8/14/17) A guest to Noah's Ark this week reports that the park has put up construction walls near Flash Flood and the park's Shoot the Chutes ride. They also noticed that some land clearing looked like it had begun in that area, along with the removal of some trees. Any idea what may be going in for next year?

 

Ocean Breeze (Virginia)

2018 - Family Raft Slide - Planning - (10/6/17) Ocean Breeze has announced they will open a new, yet to be named, proslide Mammoth family raft ride for the 2018 season. While they are still working on the right name, they did reveal that the ride will feature a red, white and blue patriotic theme and color scheme. Look for it to be located over the existing Jungle Falls attraction.

 

Raging Waters Sacramento (Formerly: Six Flags WaterWorld)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing was known to be added in 2015 - 2017.

 

Raging Waters San Dimas (San Dimas, CA)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing was known to be added in 2016 - 2017.

 

Raging Waters San Jose (San Jose, CA)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing was known to be added in 2015 - 2017.

 

Raging Waves (Yorkville, Illinois)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time.

 

Rapids Water Park (West Palm Beach, FL)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing was added for 2017.

 

Sahara Sam’s (New Jersey)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing was added for 2017.

 

Schlitterbahn Waterparks - These parks are so awesome, they deserve their own designated page. CLICK HERE.

 

Splash Adventure (Birmingham, AL)
Formerly Visionland (1998-2005), Alabama Adventure (2006-2011), Splash Adventures (2012-2014)
Click Here For All Future Information About This Park

 

Splish Splash  (Long Island, NY)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing was known to be added between 2015 - 2017.

 

Water World Colorado (Denver, Colorado)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing was known to be added between 2013 - 2017.

 

WaterWorks Park (Redding, CA)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time

 

Waterworld California (Concord, CA)
Operated By Six Flags for EPR Properties

icon_STOP2018 - Splashwater Island - (8/31/17) A new interactive water treehouse / fortress attraction is coming to the park for 2018 with slides, geysers and a giant tipping bucket.

 

Wet ‘n Wild Emerald Pointe  (Greensboro, NC)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing was known to be added between 2016 - 2017.

 

Wet ‘n’ Wild Palm Springs (Palm Springs, CA)
Formerly: Knott’s Soak City
Owned by EPR Properties
Managed by Premier Parks LLC

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing was known to be added between 2015 - 2017.

 

wnw-phoenix_logoWet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ)
Owned by EPR Properties
Managed by Premier Parks LLC

2018 - Nothing is known at this time.

 

Wet ‘n’ Wild SplashTown (Houston, TX)
Formerly: Splashtown
Owned by EPR Properties
Managed by Premier Parks LLC

2018 - Nothing is known at this time.

 

Wet ‘n’ Wild Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
Formerly: Wild Water Kingdom
Owned by: Premier Parks LLC

2018 - Nothing is known at this time.

 

Wild Rivers (Irvine, CA)

2019/2020 - New Park - Proposed - (7/1/17) A quick update about the status of the new proposed Wild Rivers waterpark in Irvine can be found over at BlooLoop, where the 30-acre park could be up and running as early as Summer 2019 if everything goes smoothly. For the moment, a preliminary site plan must be submitted along with the drafting of a new land-lease for the park.
    (5/4/17) After years and years of delays to the point where I think most people had forgotten all about it, finally this week there is light at the end of the tunnel and the former Wild Rivers waterpark from Irvine may live again as part of The Great Park project. The Irvine City Council, acting as the Orange County Great Park board directed their staff to begin negotiations with Wild Rivers officials to build and operate a new waterpark.
    The original Wild Rivers waterpark in Irvine closed down in 2011 after a 25-year successful run when their land lease ran out and the land owners did not want to sign a new one. According to the OCRegister, the new park would take up a 30-acre site and feature many waterslides, including an uphill water-coaster style slide, wave pools, lazy rivers and a rebirth of the old park's popular Congo River Rapids. They claim the park would cost $50 million to build and that they have already secured $40 million in financing.

 

Wilderness Resort (Wisconsin Dells)

2018 - Nothing is known at this time, nothing new added in 2017.

 

Wilderness at the Smokies  (Sevierville, TN)

Check out the Screamscape review of the awesome Wilderness at the Smokies Hotel & Waterpark Resort.

2018 - Nothing is known at this time.

 

Zoombezi Bay (Columbus, OH)

2018?? - Future Attraction Survey - (6/19/17) Zoombezi Bay, the waterpark attached to the Columbus Zoo, was sending out guest surveys about possible future attractions under consideration for the waterpark, possibly as early as the 2018 season. You can see screen captures of the concepts being shown off posted to Coaster101, which include:
    1) Adventure Lagoon, an obstacle course and climbing walls, all over water.
    2) Behemoth Bowl - Four person rafts sent down a "bowl" style slide.
    3) Rocket Blast - All water jet powered coaster slide with Saucer section turns.

2019 - New Sea Lion Exhibit - (6/19/17) I'm told that the Columbus Zoo announced they would be adding a new exhibit for Sea Lions and Harbor Seals for 2019, with the Sea Lions expected to be coming in from the Ocean World park in China.

 

 

 
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