Indoor water parks open in Northeast US

Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2005 10:05 AM | Contributed by Jeff

An indoor water park has just opened in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains, a convenient drive from Philadelphia, New Jersey or New York, and another will open shortly in upstate New York's Adirondacks region. Great Wolf Lodge opened its 78,000-square-foot indoor water park in Scotrun, Pennsylvania, in late October, and Six Flags is scheduled to open the Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom in Lake George, New York, in February.

Read more from AP via CNN.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2005 12:49 PM
Isn't Splashwater Kingdom the name CF gives it's waterparks?
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 1:30 PM
Wildwater Kingdom is the CF waterpark names at Dorney and Geauga.

Wildwater Adventure is the name of the park at MiA.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 3:20 PM
Splashwater Kingdom has been the name of the water park at the Great Escape since Woods owned it.
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 3:35 PM
I actually went to the Great Wolf on the 31st of October in the Poconos and its really awesome. They have a water coaster and a decent wave pool me and my girl friend were only like 2 of 10 people both days. Good times, good times.
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 6:09 PM
DawgByte II's avatar I can't wait until the Great Wolf Lodge opens up in Niagara Falls, Ont.

That place looks just friggin' huuuuge.

It's unfortunate I probably won't visit it considering I live so close to it... but it's a nice place to look at... and it gives a leg up on the competition.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 6:38 PM
Oh wow Dawg I had no idea that was being built. I haven't seen any ads or anything. It does look big.
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 9:19 PM
DawgByte II's avatar Being that you goto UB, you should see the OTHER indoor waterpark being built right across the seen here:

Niagara Falls Waterpark

I think this park is supposed to be even bigger than the Great Wolf one down the road... and this is I think the 2nd of 4 in the general area.

Goes to show you how popular these are becoming, to try & become a year-round destination.

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 10:55 PM
It's funny you mention that one.

I went to Nightmares in Canada the other night near Clifton Hill. As we were walking to it I saw the building and thought, "Hmmm... I wonder what's going on there". I had no idea.

Thanks for clearing that up Dawg. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2005 11:57 PM
rollergator's avatar Ya ever play RCT and hear the cash registers ringing so fast it blurs into one continuous flow of cash?

Great Wolf has... ;)

Thursday, November 10, 2005 6:19 PM
Niagara Falls will soon have 3 indoor waterparks. The original/first one was at the Americana on Lundy's Lane. (they'll have to change thier sign soon, as it currently says Niagaras ONLY indoor waterpark) The second one is the Great Wolf Lodge, across from Niagara Helicopters, corner of Victoria & Niagara Parkway, and of course the one being build on top of the parking garage at the first Casino, Casino Niagara. Like we need 3 friggin indoor waterparks, although the Americana is not nearly as big as the othe ones. And, to top it all off, construction has started (or destruction rather) on the new amusement park off Clifton Hill. Not sure when that will open, but might have something there next year.


Thursday, November 10, 2005 7:05 PM
DawgByte II's avatar Yes, don't forget when the HOCO amusement park goes where Clifton Hill is, there WILL Be yet ANOTHER indoor waterpark when they build their new hotel near the Skylon tower. I'm not sure if it's all indoors or partly outdoors... but you can bet that it will be the 4th one in the area, and I wonder if that will top Cedar Point's record (or elsewhere) for most waterparks in the smallest vicinity.


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