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Wildwater Kingdom Opens With a Salute to the Military

AURORA, Ohio, USA — May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Wildwater Kingdom will open for the summer with a three-day Salute to the Military during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 28-30.

Beginning its sixth season of operation, the 17-acre outdoor waterpark in Aurora, will offer free admission to active, honorable discharged and retired military personnel (valid ID required) all three days of the holiday weekend. Family members of all military personnel will also be able to purchase tickets for only $21.99, a savings of $8 per ticket.

“Saying ‘thank you’ to all of our brave military personnel is a wonderful way to start the summer,” said Colleen Murphy, general manager of Wildwater Kingdom. “After the winter and spring of 2011, everyone is ready to make a splash and have some fun.”

In addition to the Salute to the Military, all Wildwater Kingdom season passholders will be able to “Bring a Friend” for free one day of the three-day weekend.

There will also be special $1 food specials available throughout the weekend. On Saturday, the park will have $1 hot dogs, while providing cotton candy for $1 on Sunday and $1 fountain drinks on Monday.

On Saturday, the festivities will begin at the main gate with a concert by The Aurora Band, consisting of a select group of middle- and high-school students who will perform the National Anthem and other selections beginning at 11 a.m. Wildwater Kingdom will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There are plenty of ways to make a splash at Wildwater Kingdom. Thrill-seekers will challenge the massive Tidal Wave Bay wave pool and the 60-foot-tall Liquid Lightning tornado slide, while Splash Landing offers four stories of watery fun for the whole family.

For the little ones, The Beach Family Fun Area, located next to Little Tikes Town, features a giant checker and chess board with movable playing pieces that make the perfect play-ground for families and their youngsters.

Wildwater Kingdom will be open Saturday through Monday, May 28-30. It will reopen on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5 and will be open daily June 10 through Aug. 21. For more information about Opening Weekend at Wildwater Kingdom, please visit

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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