Bye bye, Boomerang Bay. Hello, Soak City.
Kings Island officials announced today a $10 million water park expansion that will double its size to 33 acres.
The new attraction, which officials say has been 12 years in the making, will feature a 39,000-square-foot wave pool; a new action river that replaces the lazy river, featuring waterfalls, rapids and spray hoses; and more amenities including volleyball courts, a redesigned entrance area, restaurants, lounge areas and grassy rest areas.
“There is no other local park that can offer the amenities and hardware we can offer at Kings Island,” said Greg Scheid, KI’s vice president and general manager.
“Soak City has something for everyone in the family and will be the premier water park around,” he said.
Soak City is scheduled to open Memorial Day weekend in 2012, and will be included in the price of admission.
“We listened to guests and tried to give them what they want,” said Kings Island spokesman Don Helbig. “It’s geared towards families and that’s what it’s all about: families spending time together.”
Soak City comes on the heels of two attractions added by the park this year. WindSeeker, a 301-foot-tall spinning tower, opened in June after construction delays. The park opened Dinosaurs Alive!, a 12-acre animatronic dinosaur park featuring more than 60 life-sized moving dinosaurs, in April.
Kings Island wraps up its summer season on Labor Day. The park will reopen during weekends later this month for its Halloween attractions.
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