Monday, February 23, 2015

DelGrosso's Amusement Park Plans New Ride in 2015, Huge Expansion in 2016

© DelGrosso's Amusement Park
DelGrosso's Amusement Park is gearing up for an unprecedented expansion, one that will see a new thrill ride added in 2015 and a humongous water park addition come online in 2016.

New in 2015, the Rock Star will be a half million dollar addition in the amusement park that will send riders up to 55 feet above the ground on a giant rotating platform.  Seating 22 riders per cycle, the arm of the ride will resemble a huge guitar, completing the ride's theme.  As the platform rotates and heads back toward the ground, riders will experience a feeling a free fall that is fun for the entire family.  Rock Star will be manufactured by ARM, Inc.

© DelGrosso's Amusement Park
The really big news is in 2016, when a $12.5 million expansion will be completed that will add a new main entrance to the property, and greatly expand the current water park.  Named Laguna Splash, the new water park will be Italian themed and incorporate the existing slides and pools into the fold.

Above is a concept rendering of the expansion, with the new entrance at the bottom, followed by the water park additions beyond it.  A large wave pool and lazy river will be built, along with a zero entry lounging beach, three food locations and plenty of other play areas including fun items like a Leaning Tower of Pisa.

© Aquatics Group
This image is from the Aquatics Group website, which will be designing the water park expansion.  It shows several potential expansion attractions, along with what has been announced for 2016.  If you look you can see the existing slides on the bottom right - compare those to this aerial of the current park:

You can quickly see just how much the area will change once the expansion is complete.  It appears as though the park's go-karts and mini golf will be removed for the water park, a small price to pay in my opinion.

Work on Laguna Splash will begin in 2015, due to the large scale of the project and continue until it opens Memorial Day, 2016.  You can read more about the expansion directly from the park at this link.