Owner of troubled water park chains himself to water slide to fend off foreclosure

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:29 AM | Contributed by Uncle Coaster

Liquid Planet is set to hit the auction block Dec. 2, but Kevin Dumont has chained himself to one of his water slides in a last-ditch effort to save his business from foreclosure.

Read more and see video from WMUR/Manchester, NH.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:55 AM

If this strategy works, could be an idea to help save Conneaut...

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 10:03 AM

I know the first place I would invest is with someone who is a little unchained (see what I did there?). That, and I suspect you could buy the business for less at auction.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 10:34 AM

Just wait for the demo-crew to get there, and wait patiently.

With your turtles.

(disclaimer: you will not get these 89 seconds of your life back)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:34 AM

Totally expecting a link to the Onion in that article.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 12:40 PM

Jeff said:

I know the first place I would invest is with someone who is a little unchained (see what I did there?).

No - I don't see what you did there. Maybe if you gave me a little bit of the melody (see what I did there) it would help.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 8:57 PM

Just take a look at the place on Google maps. Really says it all.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 3:14 AM

The owner have set up a gofundme page, I can't help it but feel bad for the guy.

Yeah the water park is small, but it's a good size and a good start for the area though.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 10:19 AM

kpjb said:

Totally expecting a link to the Onion in that article.

To be honest, I was expecting an article on Dan Koch.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 12:53 PM

The gofundme account now has $1,575. Up $230 from yesterday. What happens to the funds in those accounts if the goal isn't reached?

Owner posted his cell number and requested texts or calls (or even visits) to help with loneliness.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 1:35 PM

Will he let us slide down after our visit?

I love this guy, and I support him 100%. Oh, I don't know anything about his business dealings, but anybody who would chain himself to a waterslide is awesome. And at the top, no less. If it had been me, I would've put a chair on the ground and chained myself to one of the supports. You know, in case I needed to make a quick getaway.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 1:38 PM

GoBucks89 said:

What happens to the funds in those accounts if the goal isn't reached?

Anyone that follows through with donating to this mess certainly doesn't deserve their money back.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 1:52 PM

Is that toxic looking cesspool and "beach" part of the water park? Sure looks like it as there is a path going to it.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 2:04 PM

This park looks like it barely qualifies as a waterpark. I only see about 2 or 3 slides on Google Maps. And the reviews being left on Google aren't speaking too highly of this place. Most are saying that the staff was rude and played the "greed" card a few times. And some even said their website contained false advertising.

Last edited by Thabto, Friday, November 13, 2015 2:06 PM
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Friday, November 13, 2015 2:15 PM

Can't they just let the debt slide?

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Friday, November 13, 2015 3:27 PM

"GoFundMe... because Bernie Sanders hasn't been elected yet."

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Friday, November 13, 2015 3:36 PM

ApolloAndy said:

Can't they just let the debt slide?

I think it's too late at this point. It's spiraling out of control, and I'm pretty sure the place is drowning. I don't think they can float they payments any longer - nothing's coming down the tube, and they can't funnel their assets.

I think it's safe to say they're no longer able to keep their head above water.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 3:46 PM

They don't even have a frickin pool. They don't have a swimming pool. Admission is 25 BUCKS. Are they crazy? They need a lot more than 4 waterslides and a splash zone to justify 25 bucks.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 3:51 PM

Heavens. That's not a water park. That's a water playground at best.

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Friday, November 13, 2015 4:03 PM

Hope Kevin doesn't have access to the internet up there. You guys would make him cry.

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