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AURORA, OH (WOIO) - Get ready to kick off a summer full of splashes when Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom waterpark opens on Memorial Day Weekend for the 2009 season. In addition to the 17-acres of watery fun, the park will offer a special combo ticket featuring admission and a meal voucher for families looking to save money, and on Opening Day, Alex Raz, an accomplished 11-year-old guitarist, will play the National Anthem.
From the 60-foot-tall Liquid Lightning tornado slide and Thunder Falls, Ohio's tallest water slide complex, to the Splash Landing family activity center, there is something for every age and thrill level at Wildwater Kingdom. Water-lovers will also enjoy splashing around in Coral Cove and the 390,000-gallon Tidal Wave Bay wave pool.
Wildwater Kingdom will also offer some affordable options for admission and meals for the whole family over the weekend. A waterpark admission ticket plus a meal deal voucher for a choice of cheeseburger or hot dog meal at the Happy Harbor Café or a pizza meal at Pizza Pier will be only $29.99 plus tax for those 48 inches and taller in bare feet, and $16.99 plus tax for those shorter than 48 inches.
To start Opening Weekend on a high note, Wildwater Kingdom has invited Cleveland-native Alex Raz to perform the National Anthem on Saturday. The guitarist has been featured twice on Yahoo.com's front page, the latest being with his band Recess, in April 2009. Between his Yahoo video, YouTube and other video sharing sites, this talented young musician has been seen over three million times online.
New this summer is Little Tikes Town, a small-sized village especially designed for young children and their parents. With climbing structures, 10 playhouses, teeter-totters and Ride-On toys, Little Tikes Town will provide plenty of dry fun for the little ones.
When it is time to catch some rays, the new Waterfront Plaza, a chic boulevard-styled area, is the ideal location. Overlooking Geauga Lake, it has more than 100 lounge chairs, food carts and shade structures. Another popular hangout will be the new Island Oasis Party Cabana that features a dining area, private bar and flat-screen televisions. This covered pavilion will be perfect for private group outings.
Guests who want to maximize relaxation can always enjoy a private VIP cabana. With lounge chairs, a table and chairs and full food and beverage service, the cabanas are available for daily rental.
Wildwater Kingdom will be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 23-25, and Saturday and Sunday, May 30-31 before beginning daily operations. The waterpark will be open daily Saturday, June 6 through Sunday, Aug. 23, and will reopen on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 29-30 and Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, Sept. 5-7.