Sunday, March 22, 2015

Progress Coming in Waves

The sun is out, the snow is melting away, and the birds are chirping. It must be Springtime at Waldameer and Water World. Back in February we promised it, and now Mother Nature has made it possible. What could be a better way to celebrate the first day of spring than exploring the Giant Wave Pool expansion in Water World?

"So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you." There is a lot to see, so lets not fuss around climbing on Comet.

First up is a preview of the Bathhouse expansion. Both the Ladies and Men's Bathhouses received expansions.

How will we get to the Giant Wave Pool? Great Question! A bridge and accessible ramp over the L. Ruth Express are being installed near the new Locker House and Comet. The Giant Wave Pool complex will also be connected to the existing Liquid Lightning and Awesome Twosome lounging area.

Speaking of the new Locker House, work is progressing well. Just a few hundred lockers away from completion!

As Waveside Grill's exterior nears completion, the Food and Beverage Department is finalizing all of the delicious new specialty items that will be served here.

The second set of Admission Booths, complete with express lanes of course, is taking shape.

Don't worry, we are closing in on the part everyone wants to see, but the best is saved for last. In the meantime just look at those massive filters! Takes a lot of power to filter water and generate waves in a half-million gallon pool.

Without any further delay, we made it to the crowning jewel of Water World, the Giant Wave Pool.

Under the blue tarps are the first sections of concrete poured for the outside walls of the pool.

The openings at the bottom of the pool are where the waves will be generated.

Mt. Waveside, while eroding rapidly, still gives us a stunning look at this massive Giant Wave Pool.

A lot has changed since WaldaBlog's last Wave Pool Update back in January when we climbed Mt. Waveside. Not much longer now until the waves are crashing and families are cooling off in the largest wave pool in the tri-state area.

P.S. If you are interested in being a part of the Team that keeps families safe while enjoying the Giant Wave Pool and other Water World attractions, we are taking Lifeguard applications now. Click here for more information.

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