Sun Splash Family Waterpark set to open March 12
By DREW WINCHESTER
More than 150,000 people visited Sun Splash Family Waterpark last year, a number that pushed attendance past that of 2009, according to park manager Sandy Greiner.
Greiner is hoping 2011 will prove as successful if not more so when the park opens for the season next Saturday.
“Last year we were ahead, in attendance, in season pass sales, in everything,” Greiner said. “I’m hoping we wind up the same this year.”
Sun Splash opens March 12 and remains open through Sept. 25.
Ticket prices have remained the same for 2011, according to Greiner, and concession prices remain basically the same.
Adult Cape Coral residents, 13 years and older, are $12.95, while non-residents are $16.95.
Child tickets are $10.95 for residents and $14.95 for non-residents. Seniors are have the same pricing structure as the child tickets.
Special ticket pricing is also available after 2 p.m.
Greiner said 4,300 season passes were sold last season, a record, and the early bird discount of $20 is yet again available this year. Resident season early passes start at $59, and are available through April 10.
Season passes also include a number of in-park discounts and discounts on parking.
Greiner said the park will again host the canine friendly ‘Yappy Hour’ at season’s end, along with added “Aqua Theater Nights” where park goers will get to enjoy the park and a movie at night. People can ride the lazy river or sit in the pool and watch the flick.
A couple of off-season maintenance projects will also make the park more enjoyable, according to Greiner.
The park’s sand water filters were replaced, and all of the pools had their bottoms resurfaced. Greiner also changed the dress code for employees.
“We always want the park to be fresh and look new even though it’s not,” Greiner said. “It’s a place to have fun but we also want to look professional.”
Results from a park survey found that guests also wanted more shade, more chairs and tacos available to buy at the concession stand.
“We are always listening. That’s important to us,” Greiner said.
For more information call 574-0557.