Splash Kingdom Waterpark facts for kids
|Previous names||Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom|
|Area||20 acres (0.081 km2) (0.65 km²)|
Splash Kingdom Waterpark (formerly known as Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom) is a water park, trampoline park, and concert venue located in Redlands, California. The 17-acre property was opened in 1996 by James Braswell, seeking to diversify from his family’s chain of senior care facilities. Attractions included an interior arcade, miniature golf, go-karts, bumper boats, laser tag, and water slides. The main building, was topped by a pyramid and featured a giant pharaoh’s head looming over the entrance.
Over the years, many of the outdoor attractions closed during a series of ownership changes, code violations, and troubles with the city. It was renamed Splash Kingdom in 2006 as focus shifted to the water park. The interior was transformed into a trampoline park in 2012. The owners, Dan Martinez, and Ryan Sauter, took over the property in 2017. They had the pharaoh’s head, most of the Egyptian decorations, and attractions such as the miniature golf removed in 2018. The city revoked their permit to operate but later restored it.
In May 2020, a massive fire on the property caused $750,000 in damages.
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