The Ron Jon Surfpark, which was scheduled to open in 2008, appears to be having financial difficulty and may not open at all.
Ron Jon Surfpark is not a traditional water park. It is focused on surfing and body boarding and does not have water slides, a lazy river, or any of the other typical water park attractions. It does offer recreational surfing as well as individual and group surfing lessons in two-hour sessions. Reservations are recommended.
Reservations are not needed for the bodyboard pool, however. Ron Jon provides the boards, and riders of all ability levels can generally get the knack of body boarding.
The park periodically presents concert, films, and other special events. It also offers a restaurant, bar, and beach volleyball courts.
Prices are per two-hour session and vary according to the number of sessions booked and the time of the week and year. Reservations are recommended. Group lessons are also available. Bodyboard rates are for all-day use and are lower than surfboard rates.
Location: The park is located at the Festival Bay Mall on International Drive in Orlando, Florida
Operating Calendar: Open year-round, 7 days a week.
Directions: I-4 to Exit 75A/30A to International Drive. The park is at Festival Bay Mall, 5250 International Drive.
Ron Jon Surfpark Features: Surf Pool, training pool, body boarding pool, restaurant, beach volleyball, and entertainment.
Official Web Site: Ron Jon Surfpark