Last weekend for Wildwater Kingdom

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AURORA, Ohio-- It's the final weekend for Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora.

Cedar Fair Entertainment, the parent company of Cedar Point, announced last month the water park will not reopen after this season. Its last day of operation is Monday, Sept. 5.

"Cedar Fair has been working cooperatively with both Bainbridge Township and the City of Aurora to redevelop the entire property into what will best benefit the surrounding communities. After examining its long-range plans, Cedar Fair has determined that the time is right to begin this transition and will continue to work together with community leadership in the positive future development of the property," Cedar Fair said in a statement in August.

Wildwater Kingdom featured family favorites like Splash Landing, which dumped 1,000 gallons of water from a giant bucket every few minutes, and Thunder Falls with its multi-colored slides.

It's closed on Friday, and open Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Also last month, Cedar Point announced it would be transforming its own Soak City water park into Cedar Point Shores. The makeover includes:

    • Point Plummet – a six-story-tall, four-person aqua-drop body slide that will simultaneously send four guests on a nearly vertical free fall when the floor drops out from under them. The four separate 400-foot-long slides will send riders through a series of flat loops and s-curves for an amazing water rush.
    • Cedar Point Shores Water ParkStarboard Surge & Portside Plunge – located on the same structure as Point Plummet, these two, five-story tube slides can accommodate guests riding alone or with a friend and will send them through an enclosed tunnel before shooting them out into the sun through intense drops and turns.
    • Lakeslide Landing – a new family splashground with 12 kid-sized water slides that line the perimeter of a zero-depth-entry pool, giving kids their own mini water thrills while parents can relax under shade structures and enjoy an over-sized lounge and sun deck area.

Wildwater Kingdom