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.”
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.
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.