Plans submitted for fourth indoor water park in Sandusky

Posted Friday, March 24, 2006 8:56 AM | Contributed by supermandl

The Erie Regional Planning Commission considered plans for the Sandusky area's fourth indoor water park at a meeting last night. The first phase of the $96 million Coyote Falls resort, to be built on U.S. 250 in Perkins Township by Dial Family Resorts of Omaha, will include 347 motel rooms and a 65,000-square-foot water park, a company official said Wednesday.

Read more from The Toledo Blade.

Friday, March 24, 2006 10:41 AM
I asked this when CP built Castaway Bay: Is Sandusky that much of a draw in the off season? What else is there to do when CP and all the miniature golf courses are closed? Do people really show up in droves just to go to an indoor waterpark?
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Friday, March 24, 2006 4:35 PM
Nope, nothing to do but drink. But being between Cleveland and Detroit, and given how crappy one gets to feeling mid-winter, it would make a nice mostly local escape for the family.
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Friday, March 24, 2006 6:37 PM
It seems like it would be very successful to me. Because of my job, I can't plan ahead too far, and we had been wanting to go to one of the three since January. Every single time I called each of the three they were sold out every weekend, (I probably tried 6-8 times). I had to settle for weekdays, but we'll be going to Castaway Bay April 5-6th, and I can't wait!

One thing that just occurred to me though is what a mess GWL @ PKI is going to be this year. For the time being, it will be a one of a kind attraction for Southern-Ohio. People will be all over that place, esp. with Winterfest going on.*** This post was edited by Floorless Fan 3/24/2006 6:39:18 PM ***

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Saturday, March 25, 2006 12:00 PM
Preliminary plans for Coyote Falls' roads get green light
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Saturday, March 25, 2006 10:13 PM
GWL won't be open till probably august. They are just finishing the exterior of the rooms section and have only just begun on the waterpark section. ITS HUGE THOUGH! I mean HUGE!

Chuck, who's moving within a mile of PKI (Free fireworks) LOL

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Sunday, March 26, 2006 11:50 AM
Is Sandusky any less of a draw in the winter than the Dells?

-Tambo

*** This post was edited by tambo 3/26/2006 11:51:15 AM ***

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Sunday, March 26, 2006 3:14 PM
^Yes, a lot less. The Dells is much more of a tourist town. It has a lot of unique restaurants and interesting shops. There are museums and dinner theaters and a couple of Broadway style theaters. There have the usual tourist trap things like a Ripley's and indoor Lazer Tag. There are also ski and snowboard resorts in the area, and I understand that snowmobiling, horseback riding and sleigh rides through the dells are popular in the winter.

Sandusky has the Carousel Museum but I'm not sure what else is there besides the typical shopping mall and chain restaurants.

I'm not trying to knock Sandusky. I think the town has a lot of potential. I really think it could become a year-round tourist destination, but I would like to see more attractions than just indoor waterpark resorts added to the area. I think you need to provide something else for visitors to do besides just waterparks.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 10:48 AM
Sandusky still beats...say Detroit...any time of the year!
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