Water Park of America

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 3:14 PM
I obviously need help with the search feature because there is no way this has not been discussed before, but I can't find it.

So I just moved over the weekend (still in the Twin Cities) and now I drive home from work past the Mall of America. Last night I saw there is huge construction going on, and then I saw a sign that says "America's Largest Indoor Water Park".

I was floored because I can't figure out how such a large project could be so far along in my backyard without me knowing about it. So I searched for it here and did not get anywhere. I am much better searching google (multiple terms seem to limit my search there and make it broader here) and I found the story:


Anyway, does anyone know any more info on this? It sounds like anyone planning a long trip to MN might want to hold off just a bit.

edit: Sorry that the story requires registration. It did not require it when I linked there from google. *** Edited 6/1/2005 7:23:32 PM UTC by RavenTTD***

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 3:29 PM
Well, there's gonna be a six- to ten-story tall spiral slide if I recall correctly among its attractions.

This group renovated a Ramada Inn in the north 'burbs before starting with this project.

They've been working away at it since last autumn or winter. Unless you've passed it on American Blvd and knew where to look, you (and most everyone else) probably missed it.


Wednesday, June 1, 2005 3:39 PM
That article says it will have 10 story water slides which will be the tallest indoor slides in America. It also mentions a water coaster, and it will be 45,000 sq ft, and cost 100 million. I am not sure where American Blvd is, but I saw the construction from 494.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 4:12 PM
It's the largest major east/west street running north of the Mall but south of 494. They're building an overpass for it over 35W and it's the street to the south of the Bloomington Wal-Mart. Help any?


(Playette's father works out of an office on that street)

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 4:17 PM
Indoor waterparks, especially in states like Minnesota, are a great idea.

I believe the developers of this complex are the ones that are going to be responsible for the resort and indoor waterpark that will be going up in Gurnee across from SFGAm.

Wednesday, June 1, 2005 4:25 PM
Okay, I have been on that street, I just did not know what it was called. And I agree that it is a great idea, especially for up here. The winters are so long and cold...we need something. I wonder if it will have an annual pass like Camp Snoopy? Somehow I doubt it.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 4:27 PM
Does anyone now when this is supposed to be done, because I'm taking a trip out there on the last week of July. I'm pretty sure it won't be done but, it would be cool to see the construction.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 4:31 PM
Spring 2006.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 4:44 PM
Oh well this sucks. :)

I'll have to get back out there next summer I guess. ;)


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