Thousands sign petition to save Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora

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AURORA, Ohio– Nearly 3,000 people have signed a petition to keep Wildwater Kingdom open.

Cedar Fair Entertainment, the parent company of Cedar Point, announced in August the water park would not reopen next season. Its last day of operation was Monday.

The petition was started on change.org earlier this week. It had 2,760 signatures, as of Friday afternoon.

“Generation after generation has been coming here to this secluded area to enjoy time with family and friends. When I come here the excitement from my childhood visits comes alive. The walk down to the main gate reminds me how exciting it was and still is just being there. As I walk through the park memories flood my mind with each step,” Heather Schneider wrote.

The petition will be delivered to Cedar Fair Entertainment and Aurora Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin.

Wildwater Kingdom featured favorites like Splash Landing, which dumped 1,000 gallons of water from an over-sized bucket every couple minutes, and Thunder Falls with its multi-colored slides.

Also in August, Cedar Point announced it would be renovating its Soak City water park. It will reopen next year as Cedar Point Shores.

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