Camelbeach Waterpark facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCamelbeach Mountain Waterpark
|Slogan||"This is my Beach!"|
|Location||Tannersville, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Coordinates||41.0526° N, 75.3535° W|
|Owner||Camelback Mountain Resort|
|Operating season||Memorial Day to Labor Day|
Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark is a water park located in the Pocono Mountains, in Tannersville, Pennsylvania at Big Pocono State Park. Opened in 1998, it is the summer operation for Camelback Mountain Resort which operates Camelback Ski and Snowboard Area during the winter.
Camelbeach contains over 35 waterslides as well as many other attractions.
- During the summer the ski lift, called the Sullivan Sky Ride is still open. It allows guests to observe wildlife as they ascend the mountain.
- The Blue Nile Adventure River is Camelbeach's lazy river. Riders can choose from single and double-rider tubes. It opened with the park in 1998.
- The Olympic Pool is a full-size swimming pool. It opened with the park in 1998.
- Twister: A green tube slide which features some enclosed sections and some open sections, with one of the enclosed sections ending with a water curtain to soak riders. It opened with the park in 1998.
- Midnight Run : A black tube slide which is fully enclosed, and features small holes in the roof of the track to provide a small amount of light to the riders. It opened with the park in 1998.
- Riptide : A yellow (originally white) tube slide which is fully open and features many twists and turns, including two spirals. It opened with the park in 1998.
- Sidewinder: A red tube slide which is fully open and, as the name suggests, snakes back and forth down the mountain and also features a spiral. It opened with the park in 1998.
- The Titan is an eight-story tall family raft slide that allows up to four people per raft to ride down it. The Titan has nine banked curves with an added lip to keep the raft from going over the side. It opened in 2000.
- The Kahuna Lagoon is a wave pool which can produce waves up to six feet high. It opened in 2001.
- Kahuna Cove is a splash pad, adjacent to the Kahuna Lagoon Wave Pool. It features sprinklers, water spouts, and more. It opened in 2001.
- The Vortex and Spin Cycle are two bowl water slides. Spin Cycle is a tube slide which ends with a chute, while Vortex is a body slide and ends with a drop into a 6 1⁄2-foot-deep (2.0 m) pool. Both slides opened in 2002.
- Triple Venom is a series of three separate speed water slides, each over six stories tall. It opened in 2003. The slides are Serpent, a multicolored body slide which is fully open, allowing riders to experience air time three times while plunging down four steep drops; Viper, a translucent blue body slide which is fully enclosed except for an open final drop; and Cobra, a red body slide which is fully enclosed in total darkness.
- Checkered Flag Challenge is an eight-lane mat slide where the participants race each other down the slide to finish in 1st place, and to achieve the best time. It includes a timing system which announces the winner. It opened in 2004.
- Flowrider is a surfing simulator which allows riders to ride waves while lying down or standing up on a surfboard. It opened in 2006.
- Pharaoh's Phortress is a family water play structure that features 8 waterslides, a four-story-high tipping bucket, fountains, spray guns, and more. It opened in 2008.
- Dune Runner is a family raft slide where riders slide down three drops. This ride allows riders to experience air time on the last drop. It opened in 2011.
- Sandstorm is a family raft slide where riders slide down into two funnels, sending the rafts oscillating from side to side. It opened along with Dune Runner in 2011.
- Mummy's Oasis is a smaller version of the "Pharaoh's Phortress". It features water cannons, geysers, a two-story-high tipping bucket, and more. It opened in 2016.
- High Noon Typhoon is a ProSlide Tornado. The ride features a six-story funnel during which riders, seated in four-person rafts, swing from side to side. The ride recently opened in 2018.
Former rides and attractions
- The Bumper Boats were an attraction which allowed riders to compete against each other in gasoline-powered bumper boats in a traditional bumper-cars style battle. The area has not been used for anything since its closure, but the queue now features beach volleyball. (Unknown-2010)
- Camel Cove was a family water play structure that featured several play structures, including a large bucket similar to the ones found at Kahuna Cove and Pharaoh's Phortress. The area now features the "Mummy's Oasis". (1998-2015)
- Mini Golf was an 18-hole miniature golf course. The area now features the "Pharaoh's Phortress". (1998-2005)
- The Mat Slides were two slides where riders used foam mats to slip down the waterslide. One had to be under 60 inches in height, and weigh less than 140 pounds to experience these slides. (1998-2018)
Awards and accolades
Camelbeach has been awarded by several national publications many times in its short lifespan. Aquatics International magazine awarded the park "Best Commercial Waterpark" for parks gathering 100,000 through 300,000 visitors each year. The International Amusement Parks Convention awarded Camelbeach one of three "Best Waterparks to Visit in 2005" awards. Camelbeach was also showcased in The Travel Channel's Waterparks 2005.
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