Daytona Lagoon Discusses Hurricane Irma Recovery, New Attractions

By on October 23, 2017 in WNDB News

Daytona Beach, FL – After suffering damages from Hurricane Irma, Daytona Lagoon’s waterpark and dry attractions are now open.

Daytona Lagoon’s arcade, laser tag arena, Go-Karts, and Water Park are all reopened and running on their usual schedule. The Water Park will close for the season on October 29, while the dry attractions will remain open on Fridays from 5 PM to 11 PM, Saturdays from 11 AM to 11 PM, and Sundays from 11 AM to 8 PM. The dry attractions opened the weekend after Hurricane Irma and the Water Park opened two weeks after the hurricane.

“Daytona Lagoon is committed to ensuring a safe, clean, and importantly, Family Fun and Family Priced park for guests of all ages to gather and relax,” said Daytona Lagoon General Manager, Tyler Currie. “The community’s strong and immediate response to Hurricane Irma showed our true colors and I am grateful for the support we received from our dedicated staff, valued vendors, and public officials. The park is open and running on our regular schedule for the remainder of the year while we continue to work diligently to repair and restore the areas of the park that were damaged.”

The Park’s Kraken’s Conquest waterslide was blown onto Ora St. during Hurricane Irma. That slide will be closed until it can be replaced in 2018 with a new attraction.

“That slide itself, of course, is still damaged and it will take a little time and we are working on it for the 2018 season. We’re probably looking at more of a replacement for it. It might be something similar to that attraction that is there now, maybe with a new twist,” said Currie. “A mat racer itself, like that is, is a really good ride for a water park. It’s a lot of fun. So, we like the mat racer, but we might but we might put a new twist on it for next year.”

(Photo courtesy of the Daytona Beach Police Department)

Despite the damages sustained during the Hurricane, Daytona Lagoon reported a good 2017 season. The Park added a rope obstacle course, zip lines, and several new arcade games as well as updating the laser tag arena. Daytona Lagoon also hosted several community events throughout the last year including family nights, free military nights, and Christmas in July.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

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