The Kalahari Virginia resort was originally expected to open late 2010, but was delayed. The company has since canceled the project altogether. The following info is from the developer when the project was initially announced.
The Kalahari Resort planned for Fredericksburg would offer the same kind of indoor water park fun as the chain's other African-themed resorts in Wisconsin Dells and Sandusky, Ohio. The existing Kalaharis are among the industry's largest indoor water parks and offer a wild array of water park attractions. Upon opening, the enormous Virginia park would rival its sister properties in size and scope.
In addition to the water park attractions, the resort would offer an arcade with redemption games, on-site restaurants, a fitness center, 100,000 sq. ft. of conference space, and a spa to pamper and help get the wrinkles out of waterlogged guests. The kid-friendly accommodations would include 700 guest rooms and suites.
The resort would be part of the Celebrate Virginia tourism district in Fredericksburg, VA, located along I-95.
Planned Indoor Water Park Square Footage:
Like the other Kalahari resorts, it is anticipated that the indoor water park would be included in the room rate for registered hotel guests. It is also expected that the park would be open to the general public based on availability.
North of Fredericksburg:
I-95S to Exit 130B (Rt. 3 W). Right at light onto Carl D. Silver Parkway. The Kalahari will be on the right in about 1/2 mile.
South of Fredericksburg:
I-95N to Exit 130B (Rt. 3 W). Take Rt. 3 West over I-95 and stay in the right lane.
Make a right at the first light onto Carl D. Silver Parkway. The Kalahari will be on the right in about 1/2 mile.
Nearby airports: Dulles International, Ronald Reagan (Washington) National, and Richmond International are located within an hour's drive.
Indoor Water Park Features:
The Kalahari has not announced the attraction lineup for its Virginia park. At 125,000 Sq. ft., however, it would be one of the nation's largest water parks and would likely include most of the water park standbys, such as: wave pool, tube slides, body slides, kiddie slides, lazy river, whirlpool spas, interactive play structure with tipping bucket, and family raft ride. Like the other Kalahari parks, it would probably also include a couple of marquee attractions, such as a FlowRider surfing simulator and a water coaster.
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