Monday, December 5, 2016

Kalahari Pocono Mountains Expanding to be Largest Indoor Water Park in the U.S.

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The Kalahari Pocono Mountains indoor water park and resort, which just had its grand opening in July of 2015, already has expansion on its mind.  And not just a small one, in fact when the expanded facility opens in 2017 it will have what owners say is the largest indoor water park in the United States at 220,000 square feet.

The expansion will bring the resort to nearly 1,000 hotel rooms (about half are brand new), along with adding more convention space and additional amenities.

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This map of the additional 120,000 square feet of indoor water park shows some of the attractions being added.  There are several large water slides going in, including a Tornado style slide, mat racer and family raft experience.  There will also be a pair of high-intensity trap-door body slides that are perfect for thrill seekers.  The addition will also feature a new wave pool, expanded lazy river, and indoor/outdoor spa area and several large interactive play areas.

Keeping with the overall theme of the Kalahari resort, the new attractions will have African-inspired names such as Cheetah Race, Victoria Falls and Screaming Hyena.  Many of the new slide attractions are being provided by Proslide.

Two new restaurants will also come on board when the expansion work is complete, including the Double Cut Charcoal Grill, a popular concept borrowed from Kalahari's Wisconsin resort.