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Cowabunga Bay Water Park says it's on track for summer opening

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Updated: 4/08 10:02 pm

HENDERSON, Nev. -- When Wet 'n' Wild opened up last year, the Henderson water park Cowabunga Bay delayed its opening because of trouble with financing. Now the owners say they'll be ready for this summer.

Cowabunga Bay property near Gibson and the 215 is busy with construction crews. They are hoping to be finished with the park just in time for summer.

The 1950's beach themed water park already has the makings carved out for a wave pool, a lazy river, and a children's splash section. Sales Director Chris Woodhouse says there is something here for every age.

"What's good for kids, little kids, is going to be our play structure with the dumping buckets and all of that; and any age group for our big wave pool," Woodhouse said.

For the brave of heart, there are plenty of slides to satisfy, including one they call Zuma Zooma.

"Where you stand, cross your arms and they drop the floor out from under you," Woodhouse said.

While dirt is turned and buildings constructed, Cowabunga Bay has started hiring people, including many teenagers. And season tickets have gone on sale, with three levels starting at $59.99 a year for the value pass.

"We have a special pass priced a little bit more for those who have a tight budget, where you can come in every day at two o'clock," Woodhouse said.

Along with eight slides, three pools, and three restaurants, Cowabunga Bay will have cabanas and waitresses. Adults will also be able to purchase alcoholic drinks.

Cowabunga Bay's property could accommodate up to five-thousand people. It's set to open early summer.

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