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Wildwater Kingdom Waterpark Announces Plans for This Summer

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With less than 11 weeks to go before its May 23rd opening, Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom waterpark is thawing out from another brutal winter and is ready to focus on a summer of fun.

The 17-acre waterpark located in Aurora has some special plans for its fourth season of operation. New this summer will be the Waterfront Plaza, a beautifully landscaped area that borders Geauga Lake. With more than 100 lounge chairs, the Waterfront Plaza will be a prime location to catch a few rays, nap or enjoy the scenic lake views while re-energizing for another round of waves and water slides. It will also have food carts, a dining area with umbrella tables and three shade structures.

Wildwater Kingdom will also have a new area for private parties. Protruding into the lake, the new Island Oasis Party Cabana will be this summer’s party center. Complete with dining area, private bar and flat-screened televisions, this covered structure will be perfect for birthday parties, family gatherings and company outings. DJs and music can also be added to the mix. The Island Oasis Party Cabana will be able to accommodate 25-30 people.

"We can’t wait for summer, " said Colleen Murphy, general manager at Geauga Lake’s Wildwater Kingdom. "Our new attractions will be a wonderful complement to Wildwater Kingdom’s entertainment package."

Wildwater Kingdom is northeast Ohio’s premier waterpark. From the 60-foot-tall Liquid Lightning tornado slide and Thunder Falls, Ohio’s tallest water slide complex, to the Splash Landing family activity center, there is something for everyone. Other attractions include the 390, 000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool and Coral Cove, an activity pool where guests can play water basketball and climb on floating objects.

For unlimited fun all summer long, a 2009 Season Pass to Wildwater Kingdom is only $49.99 (plus all appropriate taxes). A Junior Season Pass, for guests ages 3-61, under 48 inches tall, or a Senior Pass, for guests age 62 and older, is only $39.99 (plus all appropriate taxes). Children age 2 and under are free. Free parking is included with every season pass purchase.

Season Passholders can also take advantage of the new Season Pass Referral Program. Season Passholders can give a friend a coupon that entitles that person to a free visit to Wildwater Kingdom. If that person purchases a season pass, the season passholder will receive $5 in Beagle Bucks that can be used for food, games and merchandise at Wildwater Kingdom.

Season Passes can be purchased online at wildwaterfun.com or by calling (330) 562-8303, ext. 7810. For more information, including dates, prices, hours of operation and more, log on to wildwaterfun.com.

Wildwater Kingdom will be open Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 23-25, and Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31 before beginning daily operations. The waterpark will be open daily Saturday, June 6 through Sunday, Aug. 23, and then will reopen on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30 and Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, Sept. 5-7.

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