Thursday, August 15, 2019

Seaside Splashworks Multi-Level Play Structure Headed to Dorney Park's Wildwater Kingdom in 2020

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Dorney Park has announced the addition of Seaside Splashworks for Wildwater Kingdom's 2020 season.  The attraction will be a large, multi-level water play structure that will take occupy the island in the middle of Wildwater River, replacing Island Water Works.

Themed to the sights of a trip to the beach, Seaside Splashworks will feature more than 75 different play elements designed to engage the entire family for hours.

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This concept art shows what the finished product will look like, bright and colorful and full of cute beach theming.  The attraction will contain many noteworthy features such as six water slides totaling 430 feet in length, interactive spray jets that guests can operate, water cannons throughout, a splash zone designed just for toddlers and a 317 gallon tipping bucket that drenches everyone underneath it every few minutes.

“Wildwater Kingdom is already one of the top ranked water parks in the country, and Seaside Splashworks brings us to a new level with something for everyone to enjoy,” said Michael Fehnel, Dorney Park’s vice president and general manager. “We’re committed to bringing our guests a diverse array of entertainment, from our immersive events like the new Grand Carnivale international festival and fan favorite Halloween Haunt, to a terrific new attraction like this. Our team is proud to deliver an experience that’s unmatched in the region.”
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The above schematic view of Seaside Splashworks gives us a wonderful idea of how the park will fit such a large structure onto the island.  Giving us perspective that the concept art alone does not, we can see how the attraction will extend out into the middle of the island, also replacing the small splash pad that is currently located there.  The structure will be the largest in Wildwater Kingdom, with six towers, 12 water cannons and 9 tipping cones.

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Comparing this aerial view of the island formed by Wildwater River to the schematic above helps paint the picture of how the area will be transformed.  Seaside Splashworks will also contain a "195 foot net bridge trail where guests can challenge their climbing and discovery skills" according to the park.  The development will also come with plenty of lounge chairs and shade structures for families to relax under during their day at the park.