North Wildwood approves plan for water park high-rise hotel

Posted Thursday, July 19, 2007 2:43 PM | Contributed by Agent Johnson

North Wildwood, NJ, City Council has approved a plan to turn the now-vacant Seaport Pier into a 90,000-square-foot pirate-themed indoor waterpark. WB Resorts Development plans to invest $175 million in the project, which includes both construction of the water park and a 16-story 425-room hotel on the west side. Tentatively named "Captain Andy’s Indoor Waterpark Resort," the water park could be open in 2010 if the project receives all the permits and approvals it needs.

Read more from Press of Atlantic City.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:50 PM
I'm very excited about this, it is something that would fit in and there isn't anything like the nearby. Also the seaport pier looks terrible the way it is. I hope everything goes through, Wildwood could use something like this. It's a shame the number of actual HOTELS and MOTELS are decreasing so much there, it's hard to just go down for a weekend in the summer anymore because the ones left are booked so fast, but of course theres all these ridiculous condos being built. The whole novelty of the shore was staying at one of the motels, and that's quickly going bye bye...
*** This post was edited by P18 7/19/2007 4:55:43 PM ***
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Thursday, July 19, 2007 5:06 PM
That makes 5 waterparks! Good times.
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Friday, July 20, 2007 1:13 AM
5? There are the 2 Raging Waters, Splash Zone, and this one makes 4, where is the 5th? I love waterparks btw, so the more the merrier lol.
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Friday, July 20, 2007 9:26 AM
Montego Bay indoor waterpark.
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Monday, July 23, 2007 9:20 AM
This is going to lead to the demolition of another motel (the Kings Inn) and if you follow any of the developments that have recently taken place in Wildwood, you'll know that this has potentially devestating ramifications. In a nutshell, the developers are trying to get the property they need by claiming the Kings Inn motel is obsolete and outdated, when in fact it's just another example of the Doo Wop motels that are partially responsible for making Wildwood so well-known. If one motel can be declared obsolete and in need of redevelopment, what do you think that means for the hundred or so other motels in Wildwood.

It will be nice to see the long-closed Seaport Village pier removed and replaced with something nice and useful. Wildwood lacks a major indoor waterpark and I think it'll add something special to the place (although it will be a little redundant since there are already 3 major waterparks on the island). I just don't want to see it come at the expense of yet another classic (or somewhat classic) motel.

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