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.

Friday, November 13, 2015 4:24 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

"I opened up a water park in 2008, so the economy crashed, and it rained for two years," Dumont said.

This is my favorite quote in the history of quotes.


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Friday, November 13, 2015 4:45 PM
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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/owner-of-foreclosed-n-h-liquid-planet-w...ide-tower/

Here is another article about that. The problem isn't just no money, but high levels of bacteria and the state shut it down. This guy is going to lose. Wonder if he will finally move when he sees the bulldozers heading for the slide.


Brian

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 12:10 AM
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I'll confess: not a fan of this guy.

Kevin Dumont said:

The bank has foreclosed on me....

To me, that sounds like he's saying he had no role in the foreclosure.

I'm not comfortable with a water park that's not monitoring bacteria and fecal levels. I'm less comfortable with a water park opening slides without getting the necessary sign-offs from the appropriate agencies. That's poor management.


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 12:14 AM
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Lord Gonchar said:

"I opened up a water park in 2008, so the economy crashed, and it rained for two years," Dumont said.

Well ok be fair, he may have opened at an inopportune time. But that doesn't excuse his miserably horrible business plan.


"The term is 'amusement park.' An old Earth name for a place where people could go to see and do all sorts of fascinating things." -Spock, Stardate 3025

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 12:24 AM
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And I'm not sure Liquid Planet is the best name for a water park. I understand that coming up with a unique name isn't easy, but... Liquid Planet.... just doesn't say "water park" to me. It's passive. Soak City, Typhoon Lagoon, Wet 'n' Wild, Hurricane Harbor -- they all suggest action.

Sorry, I'm a bit of a branding geek. There's a restaurant nearby that's a very nice rustic northern Italian place. But they named the restaurant Johnny's Brown Bag, which suggests a fast lunch place.


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 11:27 AM
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bjames said:

Well ok be fair, he may have opened at an inopportune time. But that doesn't excuse his miserably horrible business plan.

But it rained for two years!


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Saturday, November 14, 2015 12:21 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

But it rained for two years!

Sounds like the perfect place for the Ark Encounter.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015 12:50 PM
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Sunday, November 15, 2015 1:44 AM
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slithernoggin said:

And I'm not sure Liquid Planet is the best name for a water park.

I disagree I think the theming was one of the better things the guy did. It's all water-themed outer space stuff that he's got, according to the website. The snack bar had great pun for the name. 'Liquid" probably is too sciency of a word to use. Water Planet would probably be better. But then it would be too similar to Water World which I'm pretty sure is copyrighted. He could have gone with an obscure german thing like schlitter something, but good luck turning that into a brand....

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"The term is 'amusement park.' An old Earth name for a place where people could go to see and do all sorts of fascinating things." -Spock, Stardate 3025

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Sunday, November 15, 2015 7:58 PM
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It's not a horrible name for a water park. And learning that it's outer space water word themed makes that name make a bit more sense.

The parks I mentioned have great names, I think, because they suggest action. Liquid Planet doesn't.


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:44 PM
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Thabto said:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/owner-of-foreclosed-n-h-liquid-planet-w...ide-tower/

Here is another article about that. The problem isn't just no money, but high levels of bacteria and the state shut it down. This guy is going to lose. Wonder if he will finally move when he sees the bulldozers heading for the slide.

He will move when the Sheriffs show up and demand him to move or the Sheriff's deputies will be cutting his chain and dragging him off in a patrol car and arresting him for tresspassing.

Last edited by Kick The Sky, Wednesday, November 18, 2015 2:44 PM

Certain victory.

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