POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — United Parks announced today the purchase of former Bluff Falls Water Park. The water park will reopen in 2014 under new management and the name Hydro Adventures. Besides the name change, United Parks will be making many other improvements throughout the year, including the addition of a major new water slide named Twisted Six, opening July 4th weekend, and a Triple Threat Basketball attraction.
There will be many other updates and improvements throughout the year including: new go-carts with a state-of-the-art control system, and renovations to the mini-golf course and batting cages.
Expansions of food services will not only offer a more robust menu to individual park guests, but will now be available to cater for group events and birthday parties.
United Parks will also be adding two new Halloween Events in the Fall: an all-ages event during the day, named Hydroween, and a scary event in the evening named HydroHalloScreams.
Hydro Adventures Season Passes will go on sale Friday, April 11 for $49.95. This includes a $10 early-bird discount. Beginning Friday, May 23, Season Passes will be $59.95. This is a slight increase from last year, but with the many additions and improvements it is a greater value.
As part of their strong commitment to safety, United Parks will require all lifeguards to be trained and certified by the Ellis & Associates National Pool & Waterpark Lifeguard Training course. United Parks is also committed to creating a clean and friendly environment with plans to update and improve the park in the future, continually adding to the overall fun and experience of their guests.
The non-water park attractions, including the batting cages and renovated go-carts and mini-golf, will open mid May. The water park will open Memorial Day Weekend.
John Shanrock will be the general manager of Hydro Adventures. Mr. Shanrock is a veteran operator with 35 years of experience.About United Parks
United Parks is an indirect subsidiary of Purchase Capital and is focused on opportunities in the amusement park, water park, and entertainment industries. The senior leadership includes Jack Falfas and a team that brings over 70 years of experience. Hydro Adventures is United Parks’ first operating property.