Pirate-Themed Park to Bow in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Adventure Landing, a pirate-themed family entertainment center and water park, is slated to open in late August.

The five-acre park, to cost upward of $8 million, is on Atlantic Avenue near the area's major convention facility, the Ocean Center, and across Route AIA from the Adam's Mark Daytona Beach Resort.

Dallas-based Adventure Entertainment has two similar parks in Jacksonville and a total of 18 across the U.S.

"We're known not just for water-themed parks but also for being family entertainment centers. We have more than just water," a spokeswoman said.

Water features will include a 17,000-square-foot wave pool and water slides.

Signature rides are a two-person tube ride through tunnels and a waterfall and a three-person bobsled-type activity, said to be the first of its kind because it will operate in both "wet" and "dry" conditions, depending on the time of the year.

What the spokeswoman called "dry" activities at the park will include a go-cart track, three nine-hole minigolf courses and a multilevel game room.

Admission to the water park will be $16.95 for visitors age 13 and older and $12.95 for children age 12 and younger. The various rides and minigolf will be priced separately at about $5 each.

The park will have the capacity to play host to groups ranging in size from 20 to 5,000 for receptions or themed parties. Discounts will be available on customized packages.

Tour operators and group organizers will be eligible to participate in a consignment ticket program.

Adventure Landing, Phone: (904) 249-1044

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