Hydro Adventures
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Hydro Adventures
Hydro Adventures
Location Poplar Bluff, Missouri, U.S.
Coordinates 36°43?57.186?N 90°24?8.776?W / 36.73255167°N 90.40243778°W / 36.73255167; -90.40243778Coordinates: 36°43?57.186?N 90°24?8.776?W / 36.73255167°N 90.40243778°W / 36.73255167; -90.40243778
Owner United Parks, LLC
Opened 2003
Operating season Water Park: May-September
Dry Park: Year-Round
Rides
Total 15 (7 Water, 8 Dry)
Website hydroadventures.com

Hydro Adventures is an amusement park, waterpark and family entertainment center located in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, which is owned by national amusement park operator, United Parks.[1] Hydro Adventures' Water Park is open from May through September, and the Dry Park is open year-round. According to the website, the park consists of 7 water attractions and 8 dry attractions of varying "thrill levels."[2]

History

Hydro Adventures opened in 2003 as Bluff Falls Water Park.[3] It was purchased in 2014 by United Parks and re-opened under the new name, Hydro Adventures. In addition to the new name, United Parks made improvements to the facility that included the addition of a major new water slide named Twisted Six and a Triple Threat Basketball attraction.[1] The park added five new rides in 2015: the Tiger Coaster, Tilt A Whirl, Truck Stop, Tea Cup, and Spring Ride.[4] They added two new rides in 2016: the Scrambler and Galaxy Coaster.[3] And in 2017 they added a Laser Tag Arena and a 4,300 square foot arcade.[3] Other updates have included new go-carts with a state-of-the-art control system, and renovations to the mini-golf course and batting cages.[5]

Rides/Attractions

Water Rides

Twisted Six

A water slide with six different riding options.

Poseidon's Pipeline

An aggressive water slide on which riders use a tube to slide down the pipeline.

Crashing Waves Bay

A wave pool with separate sections for calm floating and wave riding.

Easy River

A lazy river-style water attraction.

Splish Splash Bay

A shallow water attraction for young children, featuring various age-appropriate slides, spouts and other water features.

Dry Attractions

Ground Rides

The following amusement park rides were installed along with a new midway in 2015:

  • Tiger Coaster
  • Truck Stop
  • Hydro Maiden
  • Caravan
  • Tip & Twirl
  • Poplar Hopper

Poplar Putters

An 18-hole miniature golf course.

Tailpipe Alley

A challenging go-kart attraction for riders of appropriate age and height.

Missouri Bombers

Park visitors can test their baseball skill in the park's batting cages.

Triple Threat

Hydro Adventures' basketball attraction.

Midway Games

  • Flying Frogs
  • Roller Baller
  • Pepsi Toss

References

  1. ^ a b "Former Bluff Falls Waterpark under new ownership". Amusement Today. April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "About Us". Hydro Adventures. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Hydro Adventures Overview". Better Business Bureau. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ "Hydro Adventures Makes An Even Bigger Splash in 2015 With Lower Prices And New, Exciting Rides". Fox Radio Network. April 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Dry Attractions". Hydro Adventures. Retrieved 2017. 

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