Opened in summer 2009, Schlitterbahn Kansas City, also known as Schlitterbahn Vacation Village, was the company's first park outside of Texas. The first year was known as a preview, and 2010 marked the park's full first year.
When completed the water park will be part of a big resort, featuring lodging facilities, and a Riverwalk area with shopping and more. Here is a shot of what opened so far:
As you can see, the park is being developed in phases, and has already announced a big expansion for this year that will add 7 new attractions (basically doubling the size of the park). If you want to get a feel for how much space they have to work with, just zoom out a little:
As you can see there's a lot of land they are working on! I have a feeling if Schlitterbahn (and the economy in general) really go for it this could be one heck of a destination when complete.
Another fun fact: Schlitterbahn did quite a bit of shopping at the Geauga Lake auction - grabbing as many as 15 rides or attractions from the closed park according to reports. If you poke around a little you can see a lot of those.
Lots of ride parts! This looks a bit like the Larger Than Life wet/dry slide structure from Geauga exploded and the bits flew all over. I'm sure there's other attractions mixed in there, too.
I'm not exactly sure what I'm seeing here, but I know it's ride related! If anyone knows, fill me in!
I think that looks like Pirate's Flight, and again more rides lying in pieces. There's even more on the park grounds that I didn't feature here.
If you want to go ride hunting, check out Google's aerials. If you recognize any ride parts, leave a comment!