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RE: New Neighbors for Water Country

I firmly believe that if you move into an area with an existing facility that has a lot of noise, whether it's WCUSA, BGW or NAS Oceana, it's your own fault and you have no reason to complain. Unfortunately reality is not the same...
 
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I am almost surprised they don't stay open later. I mean the biggest problem is safety and the park has little to no lights. If they were to add a lot more lighting around the park, they could probably be able to stay open a little later. With that said, I would love to see how they would add lighting in unique ways to efficiently light the pathways and pools.
 

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RE: New Neighbors for Water Country

Once the sun goes down, being wet isn't all that pleasant. Even when it's 75-80 degrees. Without the sun warming your skin, chills and goosebumps set in.
 
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RE: New Neighbors for Water Country

Mazakman said:
Without the sun warming your skin, chills and goosebumps set in.

But that's when the fun just starts to begin! When it gets dark, people leave and there are fewer lines to stand in. The ticket price already wears your wallet thin, so it'd be more worth it to stay all day within. The more people stay, the more they will pay. Many people love the life of the night, so keeping them in longer would be about right.

Yeah, I'll show myself out.
 
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I've been lucky to have experienced the park after dark on an August night and I must say that just because it got dark it was not cold at all. In fact, it was still rather hot. They could easily stay open until 10PM in July and August.
 

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10PM might be a little late, as I'm sure by that point most people will have left anyway and the park wouldn't make as much money as they would like. They definitely should extend their hours past dinnertime, though. That way people would pay for another meal, and by knowing they have plenty of time for the slides, they might lolligag and spend more time shopping.
 
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I always though water parks should sell tickets like a ski resort. 4 hour pass, all day pass, and night sliding pass.
 
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What they would need is something to keep people there are night then. Water does wear everybody out, but I think this is where a summer time event could come into play?

While I know people hate having in-park DJs, I think if you had a couple DJs across the park along with a few other special things, you could hold more guests. But the thing is I did say 10PM because they already close at 8PM, and two hours should be no problem. I would also have more restaurants open.

While less people may feel inclined to continue playing in the water, I am fairly certain quite a few people wouldn't mind a beach party starting at dusk. Plus the music can stick to the very loose 60's theme or it can go with today's hits. Personally, I think today's hits would get more people interested in this situation.
 

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I cant imagine a water park being that noisy. I mean, isn't the biggest complaint by kingsmill the coasters and the train? Neither of those will be a problem at WCUSA so I assume as long as they dont have concerts their at night they will be fine.
 

Nicole

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RE: New Neighbors for Water Country

Adventure Island does something like that:

When the sun goes down, the fun heats up at Adventure Island during Island Nights every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the summer months.
At Island Nights, DJs rev up the energy and street performers, stiltwalkers and live music keep the celebration going all night long.
Island Nights returns June 12 and runs through August 9, 2014.
Dates and times subject to change.
 
Sep 10, 2012
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RE: New Neighbors for Water Country

I'd love to be going around Hubba Hubba Highway at night with my lady. Break out the margaritas and whatever happens...happens. The lights are just right. ;)
 
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But I think a summer event could do Water Country USA really good, provided they add light to the park :p
 
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Mazakman said:
Once the sun goes down, being wet isn't all that pleasant. Even when it's 75-80 degrees. Without the sun warming your skin, chills and goosebumps set in.

Well,the water is heated,but the walking between rides would be chilly...Of course they can sell warm blankets and boost sales! :D
 
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Page 2 of the Summer 2014 Yorktown, VA publication the Citizen News notes that on February 18, 2014 the York County Board of Supervisors "Approved a Special Use Permit Amendment authorizing the establishment of a 100-Room hotel as a minor expansion at the Marquis." An online link is currently unavailable; the county web-site still lists the Spring 2014 publication as current.

Also, according to this Daily Press offering, Sam's Club is coming to the Marquis Center.

Post swimming shopping and lodging choices will be expanded. Ok, this is rather minor news :)
 
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It's good none the less for water country. Having the area around it expanding brings new people to the area. Makes even more sense that they built CC right at the entrance where people can see it from the road and the parking lots of JC Penny and Target.
 
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