H2OBX Water Park Opens With A Splash

A new water park in the Outer Banks of North Carolina is now open, but it is not fully complete.

Construction on the $46 million H2OBX water park began eight months ago and is ongoing, according to a representative from the company.

Park officials confirmed to hrScene.com that some areas of the park were closed on opening day Thursday.

Leah Cribb told hrScene.com the children’s area was closed in the morning but opened in the afternoon. She said there are a couple of slides that have not opened yet, but will hopefully be open by Tuesday. Cribb says park officials want to make sure everything is safe for the riders.

Tickets are still full price.

The park sprawls across 20-plus acres along Caratoke Highway, three miles from the Wright Memorial Bridge.

The park features more than 20 rides, slides and attractions including everything from thrill rides to family and children’s rides.

The Twin Tides Wave Pool gives an ocean-simulated current, tide and waves and features “dual beachfront” entrance points on opposite ends. Calico Jack’s Cove offers an immersive, multi-level, pirate-themed, play structure, offering water slides and interactive water effects. Deep Six Adventure Lagoon features climb, crawl and balance soft mat obstacles and swim zones.

The park also has 50 private cabanas, shaded seating areas and multiple food and beverage stands.

One very unique thing about the park is that there will be a cap on entry. The idea, according to park developers, is to create a resort-like feel.

Park officials advise you to get your tickets early. Click here to purchase them.