More improvements coming to Adventure Bay
Since Adventure Bay Water Park opened in January over 14,000 people have made a splash, but some thrill seekers are suggesting improvements.
Project officials are looking to build a conveyer belt to help transport giant rafts to the top of the tower.
"Our conveyer will be custom built, there are some major large conveyers that you see in some waterparks, ours won't be as large,” says project manager, Don Saddler. “It needs to go straight up and drop off the rafts."
Among the other changes an additional viewing area in the fitness facility and due to some slips and near falls, the entire flooring in the water park will be coated with a sandy grip coating.
"The flooring design that we're standing on meets all the requirements, global safety requirements and proxy flooring for a water park. But we noticed that some people were slipping," says Saddler.
The park will close for four days beginning Feb. 24 for flooring improvements.
Project officials say these upgrades are paid for by contingency funds as part of the $77.6 million price tag.