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Splash Away Bay Waterpark Opens May 24

Expanded Waterpark Was Big Hit With Quassy Amusement Park Guests

 
 
Splash Away Bay Overview II
Splash Away Bay Overview II
PRLog - Apr. 26, 2014 - MIDDLEBURY, Conn. -- MIDDLEBURY, Conn. – Quassy Amusement & Waterpark’s plunge into the waterpark business a decade ago seemingly pumped new life into the family-owned property overnight.

 After virtually doubling in size last year, Quassy’s Splash Away Bay is poised to open on Saturday, May 24, for the summer.

  “Our waterpark expansion was a huge success and provided more value for our guests,” noted Quassy President Eric Anderson. “We look forward to another great year for the water attractions.”

  Formerly called Saturation Station, the waterpark’s 2013 additions included a BulletBOWL ® water raft ride and a pair of  FreeFall ® extreme bodyslides, all from ProSlide Technology Inc., of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

 In addition, the park built a 2,000-square-foot children’s Vortex Splashpad ® by Vortex Aquatic Structures International Inc., Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada.

About The Attractions

 The BulletBOWL is a two-person tunneled tube ride that drops more than 30 feet and travels more than 210 feet. When the tube emerges from the tunnel it is sent spinning into a gigantic bowl where speed and centrifugal force keep the riders glued to the outside of the bowl. As the tube circles and slows down, it plunges into the center of the bowl and exits into a landing trough.

 The ride has a capacity of more than 300 persons per hour with a minimum height requirement of 48 inches to participate.

 “It’s been extremely successful,” Anderson said of the attraction. “There’s always a line and a lot of repeat riders.”

  The FreeFall bodyslides are each more than 140 feet in length with riders traveling at rates of more than 20 feet per second. The two flumes accommodate more than 300 riders per hour with a minimum height requirement of 48 inches. Riders come to a stop in runoff troughs.

 “These new slides have taken Quassy’s waterpark to the next level – adding more value to the guest experience,” Anderson noted.

The Fish Pond splash pad is located next to the new waterslides and was designed as a play area strictly for younger children. A multitude of attractions were incorporated into the area including a rainbow spray tunnel, geysers and themed hands-on water play elements.

 “It’s an extremely popular play area for youngsters – especially toddlers,” said Quassy’s George Frantzis II. “The attraction is very parent-friendly so the adults can easily keep an eye on their children. It’s not an attraction for older kids, but geared toward those under 8-years-old.”

 Anderson and Frantzis, owners who oversee daily operations at Quassy, said construction of the new attractions has helped ease crowding in the venerable waterpark.

About The Splash Away Bay

 Saturation Station opened in the spring of 2003 adjacent to Quassy Beach at the 20-acre amusement park. The modular water play area was the first SCS Interactive WaterColors ™ installation in the world and featured more than two-dozen ways to get drenched.

 Water cannons, cascading fountains and a huge dumping bucket on the center tower made the new water attraction an immediate success. It also incorporated two family waterslides from ProSlide Technology.

 “Saturation Station is as popular today as when it opened,” Frantzis said of modular elements. “It will remain an integral part of the waterpark experience here.”

 In 2006, Quassy added two huge Tunnel Twister ™ waterslides from Proslide to further bolster the growing demand for attractions within the waterpark. The waterpark attraction was referred to as Saturation Station and rebranded as Splash Away Bay for the 2013 season.

 Splash Away Bay waterpark is included with the purchase of an all-day wristband at Quassy. Guests not wishing to participate on the park’s amusement rides may purchase a separate admission to Quassy Beach and the waterpark. The water attractions, open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, as well as the rides are included with season passes.

About Quassy

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark opens for its 106th season on April 26. The park features more than two-dozen rides and attractions, including the Wooden Warrior roller coaster, which made its debut in 2011.

 The coaster has won numerous awards since its opening, including being named Attraction of the Year by the theme park enthusiasts’ Web site Behind The Thrills. It is also rated among the top 50 roller coasters in the world, according to trade publication Amusement Today.

 In 2012 Quassy added the Crazy Cups family tea cup ride located in Carousel Court. The ride features six family-sized spinning tea cups on a rotating platform. The “Crazy Cups” attraction was manufactured by Italian ride maker Zamperla.

  The park also has a restaurant, redemption arcade, games and live entertainment. Birthday parties, catered outings and other events are currently being booked for the summer season through the park office at 203-758-2913. For more information about Quassy Amusement & Waterpark visit www.quassy.com.

 Quassy is located at 2132 Middlebury Road (Route 64), Middlebury, Conn.

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Splash Away Bay A Complete

Waterpark Experience At Quassy

 MIDDLEBURY, Conn. –  Splash Away Bay has become a complete waterpark experience with the addition of numerous new attractions added last year..

 The popular waterpark, at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark here, virtually doubled in size in 2013 and includes the following H2o fun:

•          Saturation Station – A modular jungle gym of sorts with more than two-dozen ways to get drenched. There are cascading fountains, water cannons and two waterslides. At center stage is a huge tipping bucket that dumps more than 300 gallons of water on the anxious guests below. Debuted in 2003.

•          Tunnel Twister waterslides – A pair of gigantic, enclosed twisting and turning waterslides that plunge more than 30 feet. Ride the translucent yellow slide, or challenge total darkness in its red counterpart. Debuted in 2006.

•          BulletBOWL - A two-person tunneled tube ride that drops more than 30 feet and travels more than 210 feet. The tube emerges from the tunnel it is sent spinning into a gigantic bowl where speed and centrifugal force keep the riders glued to the outside of the bowl. The tube circles and slows down and plunges into the center of the bowl and exits into a landing trough. New in 2013.


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