Splish Splash is a 96-acre (390,000 m 2) water park in Calverton, New York. It features 30 rides and runs from May through September. [1 ] Travel Channel ranked Splish Splash the third best water park in the United States. [2 ]
History [ edit ]
Splish Splash was built in 1989, headed by Chip Cleary with the original owners being the same as Adventureland.
It opened in May 1991 with three body slides, two speed slides, two kiddie pools, two tube slides, a lazy river, and a restaurant. [1 ] [ In 1995, the Lazy River Opened. The park has been owned and operated by ] citation needed Palace Entertainment since 2001. Today the lazy river is 1,300 feet (400 m) long and is accompanied by 19 water slides including a wave pool. It spans over 90 acres (360,000 m [1 ] 2). In 2006, Splish splash added a new funnel-shaped ride called Alien Invasion. In July 2008 they announced that they would be adding 7 rides over the next few years, including Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror for 2009, Kahuna Bay for 2011, Bootlegger's Run for 2013, and The Battle of Mutiny Bay for 2014. [3 ] [4 ]
List of water rides [ edit ]
Dinosaur Falls - a ProSlide pipeline with 3 slides (re-named in 2012 from Splash Landing)
Max Trax - 2 plummet slides. One 50' straight down and one with two humps
Lazy River - a relaxing tube slide with fountains and wave area
Hollywood Stunt Rider - a dark mammoth family ride with a Hollywood theme
The Abyss - 2 enclosed tube slides
Alien Invasion - a ProSlide tornado with an alien abduction theme
Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror - a ProSlide tantrum with high-speed 360 degree spins, and a 40 ft (12 m) drop
Kahuna Bay - a classic wave pool
Cliff Diver - a plummet body slide dropping riders 8 stories in 3 seconds
Dragon's Den - a ProSlide cannon bowl with a dragon in the middle of the bowl
Mammoth River - an open mammoth family raft ride
Barrier Reef - 2 enclosed high speed body slides
Giant Twister - 3 open body slides
Shotgun Falls - a free-fall drop slide into a 10 ft (3.0 m) deep pool
Surf City - a classic wave pool
Soak City - a mini pool located next to The Abyss exit pool and Lazy River with sprays of water in it Bootlegger's Run - a water roller coaster featuring new generation hydromagnetic technology
(New York's First Water Coaster) The Battle of Mutiny Bay - Seated in brightly colored boats, riders use water-spray “cannons” to blast other boats as well as spectators roaming the perimeter.
Rides for Kids [ edit ]
The Elephant - an elephant slide with a falling spray of water
Kiddie Slides - 3 open body slides
Monsoon Lagoon - a shipwreck pool with slides and water cannons
The Octopus - a large octopus in the middle of a pool with swings on the tentacles
Pirates Cove - a pirate ship pool with a slide, cannons and climbing ropes
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Strugatch, Warren (2001-05-20). "Places for Swinging, Splashing, Thrashing". The New York Times . Retrieved 2009-04-17.
^ Edmonds, Rose; Christina Antoniades. "Best Water Parks in America". Travel Channel . Retrieved 2009-04-17.
^ Pesce, Nicole Lyn (2009-06-12). "Fun With the Kids? Just Add Water". (New York) Daily News . Retrieved 2010-04-25.
^ "Splish Splash News".
4. In the episode "Maddie on Deck" of
The Suite Life on Deck, the prince mentions that for their honeymoon they'll go to Splish Splash Waterpark.
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