It’s official! The Outer Banks is getting a water park.
Right now, the plans are to construct an 80 acre park just 2 miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge in lower Currituck County. The nautical theme of the water park will draw inspiration from local icons and history, including lighthouses, famous pirate ships, and the Wright Brothers legacy.
Plans include multiple water slide complexes, a wave pool, adventure lagoon and lazy river, and a FlowRider® surf ride attraction. Over two acres will be dedicated to a state-of-the-art children’s adventure area and there will also be several dozen private, wait-serviced cabanas, food and beverage options, and retail venues within the park.
“By comparison, traditional water parks of this magnitude typically handle 8,000+ daily guests, yet the OBX water park will set a maximum daily capacity of 4,000 – 5,000.” Says Arthur Berry III, one of the partners in OBX Waterpark Adventure LLC. “Capping the attendance ensures an unparalleled guest experience – unlike any other water park in the country.”
The OBX water park is poised for vacationers the summer of 2017. Construction is slated to begin this September.