Saturday, July 8, 2017

Quassy Amusement Park Announces Water Park Expansion for 2018 Season

© Quassy Amusement Park
Showing that it is never too early to announce plans for the following year, Quassy Amusement Park has spilled the beans on a significant expansion of Splash Away Bay for 2018.  Located in Middlebury, Connecticut, the amusement park's 2018 addition will be the largest ever in the park's history, including the addition of the Wooden Warrior coaster in 2011.

The main element of the plans is a new slide tower that will bring the total number of slides inside Splash Away Bay to 15, to be built in an area by the water park currently home to picnic tables.

© Quassy Amusement Park
This drawing of the slide tower shows that there will be two styles of slides featured.  Both provided by Proslide, one will feature the company's TantrumTwist, a tube slide featuring two small funnels along the path downward.  This slide will use two person tubes that oscillate up and down the walls of the funnels before splashing on down the rest of the way.  The other to slides will be traditional tube slides with both open and enclosed sections.

Quassy's Splash Away Bay water park has grown significantly in the past 15 years, starting with the original water play structure and growing season after season.  The park will also build the brand new Splash Away Bay Cafe & Deck next year, a food outlet located adjacent to the beach and lake serving hungry water park guests - and also featuring a rooftop deck seating area.