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Judge Rules Against new Schlitterbahn Water Park in Fort Lauderdale

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A federal judge has invalidated Fort Lauderdale’s agreement with Schlitterbahn to build a new water park in the city. 

The $110 million development was billed as the “biggest and baddest” ever to be built by Schlitterbahn, including water coasters, a river ride with rapids and drops, and treehouse-themed luxury lodgings.

However, the judge upheld a suit filed by Premier Parks LLC, owner of the Riviera Beach-based Rapids Water Park, in October 2015, finding that the city had not followed its own charter when it awarded the lease without first seeking competitive bids for use of the property.

The city can now choose whether to appeal or seek bids for a new project.

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