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Old 08-01-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Can we believe it? The old honeymoon destination in Tannersville called the Summit resort will be demolished for a hotel and waterpark.
The Summit resort has been standing in its ghostly remains since
2002. It initally was to be an outlet complex, but plans changed.

This is at the location of 715 and route 80 in Tannersville.
The old Summit Resort was a honeymoon hideaway for nearly 35 years.

It seems our waning interest as a honeymoon destination will now change to the area to go for waterpark fun!

The new resort named The Outback Lodge and Waterpark calls for 411 guest room in a four story building. The highest part will be the indoor water park and that will reach almost 94 feet tall!
The height of this new building has been approved by the planning board. Now it is heading for final approval.

This gives us a huge amount of Waterparks in our area.
We have Camelbeach Waterpark, the new H20oooo at Split Rock opening Sept. 1st. The Waterpark at the Great Wolf Lodge and now this new one called The Outback Lodge and Waterpark.
I think even Shawnee has a smaller kids water area.......

With the new casinos, and the new hotels with waterparks, the Poconos may just get a new tag.

The Waterpark, Gambling capitol of the World
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Old 08-01-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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Great post Summering, there is so much to do here!! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Tunkhannock
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Good to know Summering!! There are tons of things to do in NEPA!!!
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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I can't even post them all, our area is just loaded with events right now.........
Its a bit mindboggling. But, I did post about the Race this weekend and the Carbon County Fair starting this Wednesday.
If I post everything, I will have to sit here all day long..........
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:37 PM
 
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Do you think that the Pocono area will have enough customers for 4 water parks? I just see all of them surviving.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: The REAL WORLD.
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Do you think that the Pocono area will have enough customers for 4 water parks? I just see all of them surviving.
Give them time. The Poconos didn't become the Honeymoon capital over night. I used to work at Cove Haven and the honeymooners (no, NOT Jackie Gleason LOL), are still coming. There are now just more added attractions.
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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How many waterparks does that make now? I know there's Camelback, and Great Wolf Lodge, and that new one that's just opening somewhere I forget. UHM, you may be right - the waterpark capital! Sort of like the Wisconsin Dells, only updated.
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Old 08-02-2008, 05:22 AM
 
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This will make water park number 4!

1) Camel Beach(outdoor)
2) Great Wolf Lodge(indoor)
3) Split Rock(indoor)
4) And the proposed Outback Lodge(Indoor)

Boy, if I had the money I would put a small amusement park instead. It would definately be a striving business!!


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How many waterparks does that make now? I know there's Camelback, and Great Wolf Lodge, and that new one that's just opening somewhere I forget. UHM, you may be right - the waterpark capital! Sort of like the Wisconsin Dells, only updated.
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Yes, Four big waterparks!
Well I can honestly say that while in Lancaster, we stayed at the hotel with the waterpark the day before the Sights and Sounds show.
The twins stayed in that water park all afternoon, had lunch, and we're dying to head back.........then we stayed until 9PM ( it was open until 10PM)
The smiles never came off of their faces.
One of the cute things was the Croc' you had to walk accross him while holding the ropes above. He was in like five pieces. So they would have to streach their legs and hang on for dear life. Slippery as can be he was.
They also enjoyed the flume, heading up there numerous times.
I think the Poconos can do well with these additions. People love to keep their kids happy while on vacation. These parks do the trick!
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Old 08-02-2008, 06:34 AM
 
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sounds like it is going to be a very nice place...
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