Start planning your late 2016 water park vacation (or your early 2017, if you’re into that sort of thing.) Cedar Point has announced that Soak City will become a brand new 18-acre water park, called: Cedar Point Shores Water Park.
Is it as fun sounding? Not really. Does it have the ring of Zoombezi Bay? Hell no. Will Columbus residents spend the 2-3 hours driving there for a day in the sun? Absolutely.
What’s most interesting is that maybe Zoombezi gets that competitive fire lit under their butts. We need to show Cleveland how water parks are really done.
Three new rides will debut at the new water park:
- Point Plummet – a six-story-tall, four-person aqua-drop body slide that will simultaneously send four guests on a nearly vertical free fall when the floor drops out from under them. The four separate 400-foot-long slides will send riders through a series of flat loops and s-curves for an amazing water rush.
- Starboard Surge & Portside Plunge – located on the same structure as Point Plummet, these two, five-story tube slides can accommodate guests riding alone or with a friend and will send them through an enclosed tunnel before shooting them out into the sun through intense drops and turns.
- Lakeslide Landing – A new family splashground with 12 kid-sized water slides that line the perimeter of a zero-depth-entry pool, giving kids their own mini water thrills while parents can relax under shade structures and enjoy an oversized lounge and sundeck area.
They also plan on having a completely new entrance gate, a new poolside bar, new family changing/showering areas, more lounge chairs, additional shade, improved landscaping and unobstructed views of Lake Erie.
Them sound like fightin’ words.
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