We’re not sure that there were ever any sharks in Ohio, but if there were, they’re gone now and The Beach is reopening. Adventure Holdings LLC, parent company of The Beach Waterpark in Mason Ohio has announced that they will be reopening for the 2013 season. The waterpark closed earlier this year, and was bought by Adventure Holdings LLC.
In March of this year, the park announced that it would be closing it’s doors for good. Lawsuits were filed after the park failed to refund money to those who bought season passes for the 2012 season. Flat attendance in a tough economy and the success of neighboring Kings Island most likely attributed to the closing of the park. The Beach opened in 1985 as the largest waterpark in Ohio and featured 35 acres of slides, and attractions. In 1989 Kings Island opened their waterpark (then called waterworks) which was included with park admission. This year, Kings Island revamped their waterpark and made it bigger under the “Soak City” name.
The Beach will reopen next year as “The Beach at Adventure Landing” and will include four new waterslides, completely revamping the kids area, and tearing out the existing wade pool to update it and make it more “modern”. All in all the company plans to spend about $1 million dollars to revamp the park.
“As a past employee and new General Manager of The Beach, I am excited to welcome Adventure Holdings LLC to the Greater Cincinnati area,” said Ralph Vilardo Jr. “The Beach has provided the community with years of entertainment and memories and I am proud to see its legacy continue.”
“Today is a major milestone in the Adventure Holdings LLC story,” said Hank Woodburn, the founder and president of Adventure Landing. “I look forward to welcoming back the dedicated supporters of The Beach in 2013 and hope they enjoy the upgrades and enhancements we plan to make to the park.”