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New Splash Canyon Waterpark opens spring 2012 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, USA /PRNewswire/ — Spring will bring a new era in Las Vegas attractions and family fun with the 25-acre, $18 million Splash Canyon Waterpark. The public/private partnership was announced today by the private investment team SPB Partners, and Clark County and The Howard Hughes Corporation representatives.

The Clark County Commission voted unanimously to approve the project in June, and construction is underway. Splash Canyon Waterpark is expected to open Memorial Day weekend and will employ more than 500 seasonal employees. Located at 7055 S. Fort Apache Road, it is close to I-215 and easily accessible throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

Phase I includes a large, surfable Wave Pool; Three-Slide Complex with Multi-Rider Tube Slides; Big Slide Complex with Speed Slides and a six-lane, head-first Mat Racer; 1,000-foot-long Lazy River; Children’s Water Playground with toddler features; four-story RainFortress playground; private cabanas; food outlets; group picnic area accommodating up to 2,000 people with catering facilities and staff-led activities; and other amenities.

Phase II design and engineering is underway expanding Splash Canyon to 40 acres.

“As third generation Las Vegas residents, my brother and business partner Scott and I have long recognized a hunger for wholesome family entertainment in our community,” said Roger Bulloch, principal with SPB Partners, developer of Splash Canyon. “After two years of work, millions of dollars in design, engineering and legal costs, and a win-win partnership with Clark County and The Howard Hughes Corporation, we’re delighted to bring the community a world-class family waterpark by Memorial Day weekend.”
 
Harvest Family Entertainment LLC, builders and operators of more waterparks than any other group in the world, will manage Splash Canyon. For location, SPB partnered with The Howard Hughes Corporation, which eventually will develop an adjacent community park and future aquatics center as part of the site’s overall master plan.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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