[EN] Premier parc aquatique en Illinois

Publié le par BAPST

06 Jul 2005

First indoor waterpark for Illinois

The first indoor waterpark resort, next to Starved Rock State Park in Illinois, USA, has opened in Utica.


The US$90m (£50m, n75m) 60-acre Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Lodge features a 92-room log hotel, 100 villas and a 24,000 sq ft (2,300sq m) waterpark.

The resort aims to draw tourists in from neighbouring Wisconsin, to which Illinois tourism has lost over US$600m (£340m, n500m) a year.

The waterpark includes a 330ft slide which offers a choice of six sound and motion adventure themes, a wave pool, lazy river, and waterfalls. Later this summer it will be linked to an outdoor pool.

In August, work will begin on the Enchanted Forest, a 30,000sq ft (2,800sq m) fantasy world with rides and a treehouse pizzeria.

Plans are also underway for an adult spa with 30 deluxe guest rooms, due to open in spring 2006. Details: www.grandbearlodge.com

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