Why are people having a hard time thinking more than 3 indoor waterparks will be overkill? The Wisconsin Dells, which is smaller population-wise than Sandusky, has around 18 waterparks! What makes it different there?
And I like my "Kalahari" deep fried with marinara sauce. Just don't overcook it, it tends to get rubbery.
A great selling point for the indoor water parks (but especially Castaway Bay) would be as 'rain insurance' for multi-day visitors to Cedar Point - there's nothing worse than having a vacation ruined by the weather.
I don't know if Sandusky can accomodate 3 or more indoor waterparks, but I do see a disturbing trend into locating similar businesses into a single side of a town. In fact, a township near me, that for years finally has the business mecca they pushed for, is getting state money to conduct a study into lessening the traffic problems they now 'suffer'. Why must there be 20 restaurants, along with 200 stores, all on one side of town, and nothing in the next town but fast food places? I've seen many businesses fail because there has been too much 'close' competition, yet they'd possibly all still be open for business if they'd be 'spread out' in the target areas, not just within the same cities. Do we really need the congestion and traffic problems to continue in modern times?
Midwave: Sounds like Cleveland and the surrounding burbs.. W.25th street going south (route 42) is like that. you can't drive a mile w/out hitting at least 2 strip malls or several restaurants. That road runs like that for close 10 - 20 miles. Granted, some of the rest's you have to go off 42 for like an 1/8th mile. Within 10 miles of me, there are 5 home depots, 4 walmarts, 2 kmarts and that's not counting CVS's, Rite Aides and Walgreens which seem to be located every other block. True enough, it is ridiculous.