Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Water Country Williamsburg VA expanding Jan 2008

Williamsburg /YORK COUNTY - Competition from Great Wolf Lodge and a Timeshare Water park near Williamsburg Country Club is driving the remake of Water Country USA. Major renovations Tuesday that will have visitors cruising and sliding when the park opens its season May 10."Rock 'n' Roll Island" will include three, 200-foot-long body slides named "Funky Chicken," "The Hully Gully" and "The Twist."There will also be a children's slide called "Little Bopper." And the entire island will be surrounded by a 700-foot-long "lazy river" that allows visitors to float along on a slow current. All of it themed around the Rock and Roll Culture of the 1950's and 60's.

The expansion will replace Adventure Island, behind the wave pool in the back of the park, which was one of the oldest areas of the park. Construction will take several months but finish in time for the park's opening in May. Photo updates of the renovation will be posted later on the park's Web site,

The water slides will be translucent providing a view of those using them ( ??) this should prove interesting !