Cincinnati’s Coney Island is undergoing the largest water project in the amusement park’s storied history. It will add to kick off and help celebrate Coney’s amazing 130th year of operation this summer.
The new water attraction making its Coney debut for the 2016 season is a giant, interactive, multi-level water attraction called Typhoon Tower. The enormous water play area will cover 16,000 square feet in the northeast corner of Coney’s waterpark complex, just inside Coney’s historic main gate, and next to the park’s legendary Sunlite Pool.
Unquestionably, the centerpiece of the new, massive water play structure is a 33-foot tall Hydro Storm that will periodically drench park visitors with more than 1,300 gallons of water at a time. Water cascades from the Tower for over thirty seconds at a time, soaking guests a full 360 degrees around the structure. The 1,300-gallon tank makes the Typhoon Tower the largest Hydro Storm in the world.
The new Typhoon Tower attraction will also include two twisting, 130-foot long waterslides and more than 70 fun, interactive water activities visitors can experience.
Patrons will be able to play with water geysers shooting water 75-feet in the air, water pumps, arch jets, water blasters, water canons, suspended water dumps, deck water bubblers, water detonators, fan sprayers, overhead showers and tipping buckets. Guests can launch and control many of the water activities at remote control activity stations.
There is also a large, surrounding deck with seating so guests can relax while watching the fun happening at the waterpark complex’s new multi-level attraction. The entire structure is designed and manufactured by Wizard Works of Albany, New York.
“We are very excited about this new water attraction for our visitors in 2016,” said Coney Island’s Vice President and General Manager Mike Howard. “We will now have the world’s largest Hydro Storm right next to Sunlite Pool, the largest recirculating pool in North America – that’s something pretty special.”
Coney Island opens Saturday, May 28, 2016 for its remarkable 130th year of operation, having entertained generations of visitors throughout the entire region.
Two dozen great classic rides are part of the total fun experience at Coney Island. In addition to the new water complex and famous Sunlite Pool, the heritage amusement park also includes challenging waterslides, an entire slate of all-new live stage shows for 2016, miniature golf, games, picnicking, a pint-size western town, Moonlite Gardens and more.
Season passes for the 2016 season are now on sale for $89.95 or five payments of $19.99. Season passes can be purchased online. Gift cards can also be purchased on-line.
Coney Island is located at 6201 Kellogg Ave.10 miles east of downtown Cincinnati on the banks of the Ohio River. (Kellogg Avenue exit 72 off I-275.)
For more information — including hours, operating schedule, various pricing packages, season passes, group outings and special events –visit the park’s website at www.coneyislandpark.com.