Cowabunga Bay waterpark

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Postby Jew » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:02 am

Honestly I have to say, it is A LOT of hard work but in the end the Amusement Business really is the most fun business to be in!!!!


That much I can agree with with!!

Congrats on getting this off the ground! That water play structure looks awesome!

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Postby Gav » Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:55 am

I remember reading out this a couple of weeks back, but it's really cool to hear this is coming from one of TPRs own.

I think you've got a really good concept here...from the road It'll be an icon in itself...colourful, full of motion and with a confusing web of slides and ramps) , and of course the 'worlds largest' aspect is a great selling point.

But there are a few things I am wondering about it:

-Obvious one, but if it is a success, will we see you replicate this concept across the country (and the globe)?
I know I'm sticking up for my own country here, but It's crazy to think a country as warm and sunny as Australia only has three proper water parks... In Melbourne and Sydney there have been days where the temperature has reached 116F, yet neither of these cities have water parks..... Build one here ;)

-And following on...obviously there is the provision to attach extra slides to the play structure, but if the park became particularly popular, would you then be able to add conventional water park attractions on standalone start towers and grow it into a full blown park, or would the park always remain true to the original, compact and value for money experience?

-Was it sort of hard to draw the line in terms of what the park would and wouldn't contain? We have a water play structure and a lazy river as the staples, but was there a temptation to try and hang every slide type under the sun off the structure, or include other compacted versions of common water park attractions?

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Postby gisco » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:09 pm

That's awesome Shane. I hope this is a huge succes for you.

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Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:21 pm

montezooma wrote: we just learned that the first In-N-Out Burger in Utah will be built next to the park.


Mmmmmmmmm.


That water park thingy seems interesting too, I guess. :wink:

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Postby DCody » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:05 pm

The proximity to In-n-Out alone ensures your success! (Or theirs. :) )

This looks like an awesome waterpark; that's so friggin' cool that it's yours. Way to make an idea become reality.

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Postby IggyACE » Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:06 pm

Congrats Shane,

Me, Gage and Caitlyn will have to check this out when we visit Lagoon this summer!

You should get those motorized pony carts so my kids can run your customers over! ;)

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Postby ginzo » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:07 pm

^Are you going to drive all that way, Craig?
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Postby IggyACE » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:19 pm

Joe that is just a tad to far to drive for a weekend!

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Postby cycamps » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:25 pm

It looks awesome! It's neat to hear it coming from someone that belongs to TPR. I may be making a trip out there this year, and that would be a great destination.

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Postby Big Mike » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:46 pm

Hey Shane Buddy!!

This was fun to see!

I always thought you lived in California for some reason, and had no clue your desire to make this happen.


I am glad you posted this so early because I just added this stop to The Big Mike Road Show 2009 schedule!!!

Will you be there personally to greet me at the door? :)

Congrats, cant wait to check it out this summer!


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