News for the Hospitality Executive
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club in the Pennsylvania
a $19 million 53,000-square-foot Indoor Waterpark
LAKE HARMONY, PA (July 22, 2008) – A new 53,000-square-foot indoor waterpark, appropriately named H2Oooohh, will make a big splash this fall when it opens at Split Rock Resort, the Pocono Mountains’ largest resort facility. The $19 million waterpark will enable visitors to extend their summers long after Labor Day has passed with features such as body slides, a family raft ride, a multi-level splash playground and a children’s activity pool. In addition, the complex will feature the FlowRider, the Pocono’s fist indoor, innovative swift-moving water wave for boogie boarding and board surfing. The H2Oooohh debut bolsters the popular trend of indoor waterpark vacations and joins other such popular amusement destinations across the country.
“We are incredibly excited to unveil our new indoor waterpark this fall,”
said Chuck Dickinson, director of special projects at Split Rock Resort.
“Indoor waterpark vacations are incredibly popular with the family traveler.
We built this facility to enhance the experience for both our existing
guests and to attract new clientele in search of the ‘all-in-one’ destination.
Unlike other indoor waterparks, we’re also open to the public!”
Split Rock Resort & Golf Club
One Lake Drive
Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania
Guests of H2Oooohh will have much to discover as they enter the rainforest-themed waterpark. The Flowrider will challenge motor and balance skills, while a multi-level water playground will squirt, spurt and douse kids with a big “surprise” with a dipping bucket of water. Another activity pool just for younger guests will keep them busy all day long while those looking for a reprieve will find it in the wavepool and whirlpools. The park will also include lockers and a fully-equipped snack bar for guests’ convenience, and enjoyment while watching surfers on the Flowrider.
The waterpark will be kept at an optimal temperature of 84 degrees with low humidity for the comfort of guests and also features a large skylight roof to flood the space with sunlight year-round. Park rates and hours will be posted at www.SplitRockResort.com starting on September 1, 2008.
This new attraction will further expand the already seemingly endless
array of recreational options available at Split Rock Resort, which include
everything from golf, tennis and boating to hiking, biking and swimming.
In addition, the resort features its own first run movie theater, bowling
alley, fitness facility with three restaurants and three snack bars.
Lodging accommodations range from standard hotel rooms to deluxe two-bedroom
suites and town home villas with full kitchens, for family convenience.
About Split Rock Resort
The largest resort facility in the Poconos, Split Rock Resort is distinguished by its idyllic natural setting. The resort sits gracefully in the beautiful wooded mountains of the Poconos overlooking picturesque Lake Harmony. What began as a quiet hunting and fishing lodge 67 years ago is now an active 605-room and suite year-round resort packed with recreational pursuits and amenities for the whole family. Split Rock offers a 27-hole championship golf course, mini-golf course, indoor/outdoor pools, lakefront swimming lagoon, indoor/outdoor tennis, indoor/outdoor basketball courts, fully-equipped fitness center, video arcade, eight-lane bowling alley, first run movie theater and multiple dining options. Additional recreational activities offered at the resort include racquetball, archery, bocce ball, shuffleboard, softball, volleyball, fishing, hiking, biking and skiing nearby. Split Rock Resort also boasts the area’s largest meeting and convention space, accommodating groups of up to 1,500.
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