Posted Wednesday, April 12, 2006 10:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff
A proposed water park that would bring wave pools and 80-foot-tall water slides to New York City sailed through final approval on Tuesday and is set to break ground this year. The city's Franchise and Concession Review Committee voted to allow the proposed 35-year lease with Aquatic Development Group. The planned 26-acre attraction is set to take over a slice of Randalls Island parkland, where the East and Harlem Rivers meet under the Triborough Bridge.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006 7:22 PM
How many people from NYC do you think will go here? I can definitely see business for SFGAdv's HH going down with this new water park in NYC...i imagine that was one big reason why HH has business, because of no water park up near NYC for city-goers.
What do you think?
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 8:00 PM
Er ...um.....we have Splish Splash in Long Island! That place is going to be insanely crowded in the summer. Cool idea though. Its going to look like La Ronde, with the bridge towering overhead.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006 9:43 PM
I still say there should be a water park in Coney Island. With the Cyclone, the Clyclones (minor league basball team) Nathan's - it's a no-brainer.
Sunday, April 16, 2006 12:27 AM
If the rest of Brooklyn wasn't such a dump I would agree.
Hanging n' Banging
Sunday, April 16, 2006 5:58 PM
I would be worried a little if I were Splish Splash. Many of their guests are "day trippers" from the City, and this new waterpark may take away some of this traffic. Nobody likes sitting on the LIE for hours in traffic, so the new waterpark may prove to be more convenient for NYC guests.
In addition, ADG has a long history of designing and building highly themed and beautiful waterparks, so whetever the end result is, the new waterpark is going to be great.