Froster Soak City

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Froster Soak City
Froster Soak City.png
Location Ontario Place, Ontario, Canada
Owner the Crown in Right of Ontario
Opened 1978
Closed 2012
Pools A single pool
Water slides 5 water slides
Website www.ontarioplace.com/waterpark

Froster Soak City is a water park in Ontario Place located in Toronto, Ontario of Canada.

History[edit]

The waterpark began with a concrete waterslide opened in 1978 (was Canada's first) on the East Island infill, it was expanded with new water attractions (Hydrofuge in 1993 and Rush River Raft Ride, Pink Twister waterslide and Purple Pipeline waterslide in 1995) and eventually to the current Soak City theme in 2001.[1][dead link]

Attractions[edit]

  • Hydrofuge - open 1993
  • Lakeside Beach Spa Pool
  • Pink Twister - open 1995
  • Purple Pipeline - open 1995
  • Rush River - open 1995
  • Topsy Turvy - open August 2011
  • Tipping Bucket
  • Splash Pad
Entrance to the splash pad portion of Froster Soak City
Interactive fluid user-interface: Large handwheels hydraulically control various interactive features

In the Splash Pad area of the park, many of the features are interactive and controlled by user-operable valves. The valves are free-turning ball-valves connected to large handwheels.

Closure[edit]

Dwindling attendance led to the closure of the facility in February 2012. The fate of the rides will depend on the revitalization of Ontario Place.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.myontarioplace.com/en/ontario_place_history.html
  2. ^ Jenkens, Jonathan (February 12, 2012). "Ontario Place water park fixed up - then closed". Toronto Sun (Canoe Sun Media). Retrieved November 1, 2013.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ Poulos, Sydney (April 28, 2012). "Taxpayers 'Soak City': The tale of a brand-new Ontario Place waterslide no one will eve use". National Post (National Post). Retrieved November 1, 2013.  |chapter= ignored (help)

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