As summer 2009 comes to a close, several waterparks are
wrapping up momentous seasons. A number of waterparks
celebrated milestone anniversaries. Wild Wadi Waterpark in
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, marked its first decade while
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando, Fla., feted
its 20th year.
Reaching the quarter-century mark in 2009 were
Waterworld, Wet‘n Wild Emerald Pointe in
Greensboro, N.C., Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Va.,
The Beach Waterpark in Mason, Ohio, and Six Flags White
Water in Marietta, Ga.
Waterparks turning 30 this summer are Schlitterbahn
Waterpark Resort in New Braunfels, Texas, Adventure Island
in Tampa Bay, Fla.; Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells,
Wis. In Denver, Water World waterpark celebrated the Big
3-0 with the largest beach ball ever seen in Colorado and
the reopening of its Thunder Bay wave pool.
Editor’s Note: Learn more about many of
these parks in the Aquatics International “Top
Waterparks” issue, coming next month.