Travel Channel: New waterpark show?

Friday, March 23, 2007 4:11 PM
They should do a show on America's best indoor water parks.

Timbers crew 08

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Friday, March 23, 2007 4:24 PM

Touchdown said: ......
They are a lot of fun, and I cant believe they didnt do a bit on Water Country USA this time (also a fantastic park, but looking back they have only added a river since the last show.)

Based on the 2007 Water country map, I noticed that two attractions have been removed from the WC map in the BGE/WC 2007 brouchure. Atomic falls and another attraction is gone but they left the name on the map. These attractions were to the left of the park entrance. Someone will need to confirm if these two attractions are still there when WC opens in May. If one or both of them are gone, then I would expect something for WC in 2008.

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Friday, March 23, 2007 6:51 PM

mwhinva said:

Based on the 2007 Water country map, I noticed that two attractions have been removed from the WC map in the BGE/WC 2007 brouchure. Atomic falls and another attraction is gone but they left the name on the map. These attractions were to the left of the park entrance. Someone will need to confirm if these two attractions are still there when WC opens in May. If one or both of them are gone, then I would expect something for WC in 2008.


Oh no! Atomic Breakers and Wild Thing (which open into the same pool so if one is going sure as shooting the other one is too) were my respectivly my first water slide and probably one of my favorite rides at the park (I still remember when it was called the Amazon.) Oh well, at least I got to ride them one last time last year :(


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Friday, March 23, 2007 9:14 PM
MajorTom ---> I am also a Long Islander and am very proud of what Splish Splash offers...though it does have both good and bad points:

Good:

Nice Mix of slides

Kiddie attractions off to one side

Trees

Room for expansion

Everything usually opens on time.

On a rainny day...you can have a blast

It's near Snowflake Ice Cream (Very good home-made stuff and the Roadhouse Pizza Place. THere's also a great Chinese Buffet 10 minutes east in the Walmart shopping center. Also the wife can go shopping at Tangier Outlet Stores 3 minutes away.

When they do add something, they don't remove something else. Even the first - year attractions are still there.

The water itself is quite clean and the pools are well kept.

Bad:

Weekend Crowds are insane

Weekday Camp Crowds are insane: (Get there when the park opens and the last 2 hours of weekday operation for a good time)

The Lazy River crew forces you to leave after your lap...you can't just stay on.

Like many water parks, the "thrill" attractions have horrible capacity.

Some of the clientele over hte last few years have been getting a bit on the "Great Adventure" side.

The water can be freezing at times. Not as bad as Sesame Place, but cold none-the-less.

You can't ride Dragon's Den solo.

There will not be any new attractions this year.

Best Slides:

Barrier Reef - Alien Encounter - Dragon's Den

Do Once Just To Say You Did It:

Hollywood Stunt Rider


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Friday, March 23, 2007 9:41 PM
YEah, we just need an amusement park like splish splash now.

I hope that amusement park going up in the grumman old property goes through ( a decent 70 acer park with 12 adult flats and a major coaster plus kiddy rides concert stage and stuff)

Lol trying to get to splish splash during the summer stinks . Lol the best time is during its opening month and september.

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Friday, March 23, 2007 11:07 PM
What is hollywood stunt rider?
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Saturday, March 24, 2007 8:09 AM
Its an 8 person dark tube ride, They have this mini show that they do with water jets and stuff while your in the que for the ride.
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Saturday, March 24, 2007 2:00 PM
I am defiantly putting my temporary homepark of Blue Bayou and DixieLandin because Blue Bayou is probably the most unheard of waterpark and it has 3 or 4 record slides. They say longest Racer Slide, they are building the worlds largest Bohemian bowl, and they have the tallest fastest longest some sort of slide there and the park next to it Dixie Landin has a Vekoma Boomerrang but that is really a so what but for a 20 something dollar ticket its an awsome place.
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Saturday, March 24, 2007 11:18 PM
Hollywood Stunt Rider is a one-shot-deal. You watch a puppet / animatronic "director" explain that you (the audience) is going to be extras in a movie. He demonstrates water effects such as "air pressed water shots" and hurrcane wind and rain (mist bowers) while he tells you about a plot of a movie. (He also calls the group before yours "a bunch of losers.") Which you can hear him repeat to the group after yours as you climb the steps.

When you get to the top, there is a tube that you go in with a few other people...then it's down the black enclosed tunnel and...that's basically it.

The reason I say it's a "do it once because it isn't worth a re-ride" is that the speil doesn't change. the line for it is long, and the slide part itself is dark, but lame.

While I would love to see a nice mid-sized-park in that area (Calverton) it is very unlikely. First off -- the people in that area have huge traffic nightmares. Even though the area has a builing boom, when Splish Splash & Tanger moved in, there is a constant outcry. I just don't think the locals there can handle antoher mjor attraction.

(I for one would love it, though I'm on the west end of Long Island near the Queens border not far from Kennedy Airport)

Adventureland (near the Nassau / Suffolk County Border) is small, but has some nice attractions for a 2 - 3 hour visit. THere are some cross promotions between Splish Splash and Adventureland. *** Edited 3/25/2007 3:23:31 AM UTC by Richie Reflux*** *** Edited 3/25/2007 3:24:42 AM UTC by Richie Reflux***


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