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Swim and Sip at Wildwater Kingdom on Saturday, July 9

IPM Editor’s note: This upscale partnership shows how some waterparks are reaching out to a more adult market – in this case, with an evening of wine tasting. –J.R.

AURORA, Ohio, USA /PRNewswire/ — After an afternoon of big splashes and twisting water slides, guests at Wildwater Kingdom will be able to sample a variety of wines and hor d’oeurves during Swim and Sip that will be held at the Aurora waterpark on Saturday, July 9.

Hosted by ThornCreek Winery, guests will be able taste exquisite wines and distinctive appetizers and desserts that have been paired together. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Lakeside Pavilions.

Located in Aurora, ThornCreek Winery is well-known for its award-winning wines, such as its Cabernet Sauvignon Private, which earlier this year received a silver medal at the Ohio Wine Competition. The winery produces and bottles its wines on its seven-acre facility that features beautiful gardens and natural habitats. It also presents live jazz and acoustic entertainment at the winery.

Tickets for Swim and Sip can be purchased Saturday at the Lakeside Pavilions for $15.99 plus tax. Participants must be at least 21 years old to participate.

In addition to Swim and Sip, guests of all ages will have a full day of fun at Wildwater Kingdom. Thrill-seekers can challenge the Liquid Lightning tornado slide or the twisting tubes of Thunder Falls, Ohio’s tallest waterslide complex. Added excitement can be found at Tidal Wave Bay where guests can frolic in the waves of the 390,000-gallon wave pool.

Nearby, the four-story Splash Landing activity center has seven slides and a giant tipping bucket, while the double-decked Coral Cove has water hoops and floating objects to climb.

For the little ones, the Beach Family Fun Area is a hub of fun. It has games and a beach while Little Tikes Town features playhouses, teeter-totters and Little Tikes cars, providing plenty of dry fun for youngsters.

Season Passes for Wildwater Kingdom, valid for big savings on cool summer fun, are still available. For less than two all-day tickets, a season passholder can splash, play or just relax every day. It is even $10 less for Juniors and Seniors. Plus, season passholders qualify for free parking, early entry and reduced rates on weekday VIP Cabana rentals.

For additional information on Swim and Sip or Wildwater Kingdom, please visit or call 330.562.8303.

Judith Rubin
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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