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Wildwater Kingdom, Aurora

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Wildwater Kingdom was a 17acre water park located in Aurora and Bainbridge Township, Ohio, United States. Owned by Cedar Fair, the park opened in 2005 as part of the larger Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom resort. The site was previously the location of SeaWorld Ohio (1970–2000) and later served as the marine life section of the larger Six Flags Worlds of Adventure (2001–2003). Worlds of Adventure was purchased by Cedar Fair in 2004 and the marine life area was converted into a water park for the 2005 season.
Cedar Fair closed the Geauga Lake amusement park following the 2007 season but kept the water park area open. It was first known as Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom, and the name was later shortened to Wildwater Kingdom. Its normal operating season extended from late May to Labor Day each year. The park featured 15 water slides including Thunder Falls, which opened as the tallest water slide complex in Ohio. In August 2016, Cedar Fair released a statement announcing the permanent closure of Wildwater Kingdom. Its final day of operation was September 5, 2016.
BackgroundWildwater Kingdom operated on the former site of SeaWorld Ohio. In January 2001 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment sold the SeaWorld park to Six Flags, who combined the former SeaWorld site with Six Flags Ohio to form a 750acre amusement, marine and water park called Six Flags Worlds of Adventure. In March 2004, Six Flags announced that it had sold Six Flags Worlds of Adventure to Cedar Fair Entertainment Company.
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  • This use to be two parks. I ranked it the best park in the world when Six Flags purchased Sea World and created a mega park. The largest in land mas in their park system. They has some really AWESOME ...  more »
  • This small, hometown water park is the last amusement park/water park to close in this location. Cedar Fair (owner of cedar point) bought it, like other since-closed parks, and then closed it for good...  more »
  • does anyone know if anything is still standing here or next door at the old geauga lake or if somebody owns it now?
  • It was the best adventure I had ever had. I am still mad from this day that cedar fair ruined all of it. It was so close to home. And I been through the history from day one to closing all of it down. Great history. I miss all of it.

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