Waterpark Coming to the Outer Banks in 2017

Look Out! 2017 is about to get a whole lot wetter on the Outer Banks. Multiple news sources are reporting, that water park in under construction in Currituck County.

As WNCN reports:
Right now, the plans are to construct an 80 acre park just 2 miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge in lower Currituck County. The nautical theme of the water park will draw inspiration from local icons and history, including lighthouses, famous pirate ships, and the Wright Brothers legacy.
Plans include multiple water slide complexes, a wave pool, adventure lagoon and lazy river, and a FlowRider®surf ride attraction. Over two acres will be dedicated to a state-of-the-art children’s adventure area and there will also be several dozen private, wait-serviced cabanas, food and beverage options, and retail venues within the park.




 WTKR News has some great insights from the owners:
 “The Outer Banks vacation area has such a rich history with room to grow the recreational leisure market, says Kenneth Ellis, co-owner of OBX Waterpark Adventure LLC. “The first-class water park development will be a major draw for visiting families and will allow the Outer Banks to benefit economically from a $45 million project and in turn creating incremental tourism dollars.”

Arthur Berry III, co-owner of OBX Waterpark Adventure LLC said, “The location of this development is critical to the draw and appeal of the water park,” states Berry. “By locating the property just off the Outer Banks it allows the area to retain its relaxed beach atmosphere, yet at the same time provide visitors with an easily accessible option for a one-of-a-kind recreational experience.”

From the Virginia-Pilot:
HARBINGER, N.C. (WAVY-TV) — It’s official. The Outer Banks is getting a water park. 
Right now, the plans are to construct an 80 acre park just 2 miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge in lower Currituck County. The nautical theme of the water park will draw inspiration from local icons and history, including lighthouses, famous pirate ships, and the Wright Brothers legacy. 
Plans include multiple water slide complexes, a wave pool, adventure lagoon and lazy river, and a FlowRider® surf ride attraction. Over two acres will be dedicated to a state-of-the-art children’s adventure area and there will also be several dozen private, wait-serviced cabanas, food and beverage options, and retail venues within the park


Those who enjoy surfing on the Outer Banks, should also find something to enjoy as well, with the park planning to include a FlowRider® Surf Ride.

   

 Vacationers to the Outer Banks should start getting excited about 2017!

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