Splashdown Park reopening as Big Splash Waterpark in Tsawwassen on Monday

Jun 8 2017, 2:06 am

Splashdown Waterpark in Tsawwassen, which closed “forever” last year, will reopen on Monday as the Big Splash Waterpark after being leased by Executive Hotels & Resorts.

According to a release, Big Splash will feature newly renovated pools and hot tubs, a new clubhouse, Vegas-style cabanas for private parties, and a Sports Bar and Grill.

There will also be a daily complimentary shuttle service to and from Downtown Vancouver.

“We are building on top of the foundation that Splashdown built, and are adding a whole new look and feel to the water park for 2017,” said general manager Harold Frederiks.

“Our goal is to give people a water park experience that they will want to experience over and over, especially since we are so close to anyone in the Lower Mainland.”

(Big Splash Waterpark)

(Big Splash Waterpark)

The new slides include:

  • Splash Blaster – Riders blast through a 425 ft maze of loops before plunging into the splash pool below
  • Double Trouble – Riders course through 260 ft of twists and loops straight into the splash pool
  • Kamikaze – Like a lightning bolt, blaze through a complex of twists and turns and end up with a splash into the waiting pool
  • Loop the Loop – This coiling slide offers loads of splashy excitement and make you positively “loopy”
  • Twist and Shout – Twist and turn through an electrifying series of bends
  • Eddy’s Eagle Run – Jump into a tube and journey with Eddy through 320 ft of rushing cascades
  • Cliff Hanger – Surge through 425 ft of madness
  • Solar Splash – Enter the black hole and plummet through pitch darkness until you suddenly plunge into the waiting pool

Alongside the waterslides and patios, there will be a new, large adult-only hot tub along with adult-only Las Vegas style VIP areas, with a DJ and private viewing decks.

Take a break from splashing under one of our lovely cabanas.

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Overall, Big Splash features new landscaping, a new park layout and a sun splash patio with umbrella furniture for sunbathing or picnics.

As well, the company has also revamped the park’s restaurants with new food and drink options.

Day passes will be $28, with special group rates available, and free admission for children aged three or under.

Executive Hotels & Resorts has secured a 99-year lease from the member of the Tsawwassen First Nation who owns the land where the waterpark is located.

When initial plans were announced, they also included a brand new Big Splash Thrill Slide planned for 2018, and a new boutique hotel scheduled to open in 2019.

The old seven-acre Splashdown water park opened in 1984 and had a 242,000 gallon main pool, hot tub, and 13 slides, including three high-speed slides and a leisure river.

But the once popular waterpark began to face increasing competition and closed last year, after the lease came to an end and operators chose not to renew.

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