Where and when did the first water park open?
#12582. Asked by g girl. (Jun 25 01 8:35 PM)
A Water Park is where they have those slides. As far as I have been able to tell from what I've read on the net is the oldest one is Noah's Ark at the Wisconsin Dells. It opened 20 years ago, and is the largest one in the country.|
Hate to break it to you Finlady, but I know of one that is even older. I don't |
know if it is the oldest one in the world, yet. Anyway, it's called Mariner's
Reef Waterslides and is near Kelowna B.C. I grew up in that province and my
brother, my friend and myself just stumbled across this place well over 20 years
ago. None of us at that time had ever heard of watersilde or water parks, let
alone seen one, so we had to stop. Glad we did had lots of fun. Although there
wasn't much there at the time, it was something new, so we thought it was great.
I went to their web site and it sure has grown! Anyway, this was in the late
seventies. I think we'll find the oldest one is in Europe or maybe Japan. We'll
both have to keep looking until we find the right answer.
America's Largest Waterpark: Noah's Ark, the largest waterpark in the U.S., has 70 acres of water activities including 2 wavepools, 2 lazy rivers and 34 waterslides. Noah's Ark celebrates its 23rd summer season in 2001. |
Oldest Operating Water Ride - The Old Mill, Kennywood, West Mifflin, PA - built 1901 and rebuilt in 1926 http://www.napha.org/faq.html - (but this is more an amusement ride.)
a Yahoo search yielded :
Oldest waterpark in continuous operation (110 years).
(but cannot find any link there to the actual statement.)
There is a World Waterpark Association web site, but they have no history section, so I followed the H20 web ring links with no luck.
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