Monday, April 25, 2011

Aerial Antics: Schlitterbahn Kansas City

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!


Unknown said...

When I was there last August, I noticed several Geauga Lake log flume cars throughout the park -- mostly being used as flower planters.