Wisconsin company wants to open resort and indoor water park near PKI

Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2004 8:10 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Wisconsin-based Great Lakes Companies, Inc., wants to build a resort with 300 rooms and a year-round, 55,000-square foot water park near Paramount's Kings Island. The company is asking the county for a break from its water connection fees.

Read more from The Dayton Daily News.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2004 11:03 AM
Sounds like a direct competion with Castaway Bay at CP for PKI. Still seems nice though,
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Wednesday, March 24, 2004 12:29 PM
Uh, no, the competition would be the other two year-round water parks already in or under construction in Sandusky (one of which I think is owned by this company... I assume "Great Bear" is the same people).
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Wednesday, March 24, 2004 12:50 PM
They are the people who own "Great Bear". Got another article from the Cincinnati Enquirer.

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/03/24/biz_pki24.html

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Wednesday, March 24, 2004 2:24 PM
So wait besides Castaway Bay and Great Bear is there another indoor waterpark in Sandusky?

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Wednesday, March 24, 2004 3:10 PM
You know there building some type of new indoor water park resort by the Mall of America in Minnesota. It was on the news a while back. But I couldnt remember were there building it.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2004 3:34 PM
Yes, there's another company building a third resort in Sandusky. The name escapes me.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2004 4:24 PM
If my memory serves me correctly, the water park is supposed to be near Bogart Rd., close to the Plum Brook NASA station. I think the Sandusky Rag said it would be larger than Great Bear. However, it was over a year ago that I lived in Sandusky, so I could be quite wrong.
*** This post was edited by TTDTom 3/24/2004 4:24:46 PM ***
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Wednesday, March 24, 2004 4:29 PM
The third Resort will be a Kalahari Resort, similar to the one in the Wisconsin Dells.
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Thursday, March 25, 2004 12:10 AM
Well, I will say this much, if this deal does go through, I think the chances that Winterfest may make a return are greatly enhanced by this.
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Friday, March 26, 2004 7:22 PM
Yup. Because people will already be in the area.
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Monday, March 29, 2004 8:09 PM
PKI is my home town park I think if the Resort is built it will bring in a bigger crowd and if it is built it spells WinterFests long waited return.
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