Surf Cincinnati Water Park to not open!

Tuesday, May 7, 2002 1:53 PM
Surf Cincinnati will not operate for the 2002 season according to the local cbs affiliate (WKRC 12). If anyone had purchased a Surf Cincinnati season pass, the Beach Waterpark, across I-71 from Paramount`s Kings Island, will honor the passes free of charge all season long. I just thought I`d pass this information along.

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I`ve ridden Son of Beast 67 times!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 4:53 PM
Is Surf Cincinnati another name for the Beach Waterpark
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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 5:02 PM

Well there is always WaterWorks!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 5:04 PM
I think the beach blows away water works but since water works is in PKI most people just skip over the beach

*** This post was edited by Beast_rocks on 5/7/2002. ***

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 5:14 PM

Beast_rocks said:
Is Surf Cincinnati another name for the Beach Waterpark

No, The Beach is located across from PKI by I-71, and Surf Cincinnati is located towards Colerain TWP., buy the sheriffs department off of I-275.

*** This post was edited by FoF on 5/7/2002. ***

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 5:18 PM

Lets clarify....

The Cincinnati area has essentially 4 waterparks...

The Beach, Waterworks (In PKI), Coney Island Sunlight Pool, and Surf Cincinnati

Surf Cincinnati is, or was, located near the Forest Fair Mall just off the 275 loop near Colerain. The park has been in finacial trouble for years and has survived only because of corporate picnics and buyouts. All tv advertising had stopped when I still lived in Cincinnati although they still used radio and limited written press. While I lived there, the park threatened not opening quite a few times. I think this time it will stick.

Really the area of town it is in does not lend itself to a successful park of any type. If I recall, when it was built, there was essentially nothing in that part of town. In the subsequent years, lots of office buildings and corporate spread all but obscured the park. The only way you even knew it was there was a slide tower that could be seen from the interstate. Even then, it was hard to find.

I am surprised that the Beach will honor the season passes. But then again, it is probably a smart move on their part. They will draw more folks to their park that may be apt to purchase Beach season passes next year. The Beach, as I understand it, has survived on season pass sales. It must do ok, because it has been around for years and to my knowledge never threatened closure.

Surf Cincinnati, since it's opening, never added a new attraction. I believe it fell under new ownership about 3 years ago. Apparently they have had enough. By comparison, the Beach maintains it's attendance and has expanded and added attractions, although very limited.

I have not been to either the Beach or Surf Cincinnati. I have been to Coney's Sunlight Pool and Waterworks. I would like to visit the Beach, but only for the Holiday in Lights event they hold each Christmas.

Shaggy

*** This post was edited by Shaggy on 5/7/2002. ***

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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 5:24 PM
Shaggy, Do you know why the beach hasn't added a new attraction in several years. Do they not make enough money? Stilll love those rapids with several splash pools you get stuck in. Its fun to do those with a train of people
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Tuesday, May 7, 2002 6:38 PM

I have no idea.

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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