Search all North American Water ParksThe About Theme Parks 2006 Water Parks Ride Guide offers a comprehensive state-by-state (and Canada too) guide to all of the new funnel rides, bowl rides, FlowRider surfing rides, and other water attractions debuting at water parks for 2006. There's lots of exciting news to discover. Includes entire new outdoor and indoor water parks opening this year as well.
Six Flags Water ParksDiscover the new attractions coming to Six Flags for the 2006 season at the Six Flags 2006 Water Parks Ride Guide
Indoor Water ParksThe indoor water park explosion continues. New indoor water park resorts scheduled to open in 2006 include:
- The The Edge Indoor Water Park at the Edgewater Resort in Duluth, Minnesota.
- Fallsview Indoor Waterpark in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
- Fort Rapids Waterpark Resort at Holiday Inn Columbus East in Ohio.
- The Great Wolf Lodge on the Chehalis Reservation in Grand Mound, Washington (in partnership with The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation).
- The Great Wolf Lodge at Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada (in partnership with Ripley's Entertainment).
- The Great Wolf Lodge at Paramount's Kings Island in Ohio (in partnership with the amusement park).
- The Huck's Harbor at Best Western PZAZZ! FunCity Hotel in Burlington, Iowa.
- The Mayan Adventure Indoor Waterpark at Holiday Inn Elmhurst in Elmhurst, Illinois.
- Sahara Sam's Oasis in West Berlin, New Jersey. This will be a stand-alone (no hotel resort) indoor water park.
- Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark in Galveston Island, Texas. This will be a combination indoor/outdoor water park.
- The Six Flags Great Escape Lodge Indoor Water Park in Lake George, New York (across the street from The Great Escape theme park).
- The Water Park of America in Bloomington (near Minneapolis), MN.
- The Wild Buffalo Lodge Indoor Water Park Resort in Traverse City, Michigan.
Existing Wisconsin Dells indoor water parks are expanding as well. Read more at the 2006 Water Parks Ride Guide
- See a video preview of the water park expansion at the Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells.
Water Park News Briefs
(These include all kinds of news, not just new attractions and developments for 2006.) Catch up on the world of water parks with a roundup of news briefs. Note that the links to online newspapers and other resources may be outdated and not work for older stories.