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Shipwreck Island Waterpark adding $1m pirate slide complex

Shipwreck Island Waterpark Pirate Play slide complex

Shipwreck Island Waterpark is adding its first new attraction since 2009 at a cost of $1m and it will be ready for the 2018 season.

Operator Adventure Landing is adding a pirate-themed play space to the water park in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Guests over 42 inches tall will be able to enjoy the Pirate Play Slide Complex.

Adventure Landing’s owner Hank Woodburn said: “Shipwreck Island Waterpark is celebrating its 23rd year. We’re constantly making improvements to offer the best experience to guests.

“Our new complex offers five slides with more water features that are more substantial than the previous village. There will simply be more for kids to do and just in time for our spring and summer season.”

The Pirate Play Slide Complex features attractions such as Cannonball Burst, an enclosed slide for single riders with three 360-degree loops, and Black Beard’s Revenge, which is an exciting open flume body slide filled with twist and turns.

It will also include Pirate’s Plunge, a tunnelling body slide featuring two 360-degree turns as well as a bucket that sporadically dumps endless amounts of water. For younger guests, there is Junior Jolly, a wide platform waterslide, and Sea Pups Racer, an open dual body slide racer.

It is the first major addition to the water park since 2009, with the last being the $850,000 slide dubbed The Undertow. Other attractions at Shipwreck Island include the Little St Johns River, a half million gallon wave pool and three extreme slides.

Adventure Landing is headquartered in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.  It consists of 16 family entertainment centres around the country including two water parks.

Image: c. Adventure Landing.

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Sam McCaffrey

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