H2OBX Waterpark Scheduled to Open Summer 2017
Are you ready to experience the wettest, wildest, splashiest, coolest new attraction hitting the Outer Banks this summer? H2OBX is a world-class waterpark packed with over 30 adrenaline-inducing rides, slides and attractions. From
It’s not often that something completely new makes its way to the Outer Banks, so we couldn’t be more excited to tell you that your summer is about to get wetter, cooler, wilder and splashier! Inspired by North Carolina beach architecture and splashes of the rich history of the Outer Banks, H2OBX - a world-class waterpark with over 30 adrenaline inducing rides, slides and attractions - is scheduled to open in nearby Powell’s Point this summer.
What’s so cool about H2OBX? Let’s start with the 30,000 square foot, Cat-5 Bay wavepool. Then, there’s the Endless Wave FlowRider, the 1,000’ long, lounge-worthy Teach’s Tides Adventure River, amazing thrill rides like Wild Horse Run, the Plank and Paradise Plunge, and two massive six-person family raft rides in Rogue Wave and Queen Anne’s Revenge. And of course, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied, from Calico Jack’s Cove to the first-of-its-kind Twin Tides Wavepool. Need to relax? H2OBX will feature 50 standard and deluxe Cabanas throughout the park, providing you the opportunity to lounge in style and live the high life.
Great food, drinks and shopping? H2OBX will have that, too. To top it all off, H2OBX will be limiting the number of tickets each day to ensure a guest experience like no other.
As an affiliated partner of H2OBX, confirmed guests of Elan Vacations have access to both a larger number of tickets each day than the general public, and a $10 per ticket discount off the retail price! For more information on how to book your next OBX family adventure with Elan and to take advantage of our partnership with H2OBX, contact one of our vacation rental specialists today!
New Waterpark Makes a Big Splash on the Outer Banks
Family fun is about to be taken to a whole new level on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The groundbreaking has already occurred and construction is underway for the premier of the H2OBX Waterpark which guarantees to add an extra splash of wet and wild fun to your Outer Banks beach vacation. The $46-million waterpark endeavor is a hot topic of discussion and anticipation for both residents and visitors alike as it sets out to combine the classic enjoyment of a traditional themed waterpark coupled with cutting-edge innovation that seeks to set it apart from the rest.
Arthur Berry III, a member of the development team, has this to say about the upcoming waterpark attraction on the OBX: "We are very excited to be working with the entire Outer Banks community to deliver a world-class waterpark that will deliver an exciting new entertainment option for vacationers. By locating the property just off the Outer Banks it allows the area to retain its relaxed beach atmosphere, yet at the same time provide visitors with an easily accessible option for a one-of-a-kind recreational experience."
So what do you need to know about this latest waterpark attraction on the Outer Banks? We're glad you asked. Here's the inside scoop on what we know so far. Bookmark this page and check for updates often as the progress continues. We'll keep you informed!
Where is the H2OBX Waterpark located?
The H2OBX waterpark spans 80 acres just north of the Wright Memorial Bridge, which is the connecting pointing between the mainland of Currituck County and the barrier island beaches of Dare County, otherwise known as the Outer Banks beaches. The OBX waterpark is located on U.S.158 near Harbinger in Currituck County just south of Kilmarlic Golf Club and across from The Pointe Golf Club.
When will the OBX waterpark be open for business?
The H2OBX Waterpark has an opening date slated for Summer 2017. Stay tuned as the summer season approaches, and we'll give you more details when we can.
What will the Outer Banks waterpark offer?
H2OBX Waterpark plans to feature over 30 waterslides, pools and attractions including surfing simulators, wave pools, a one-of-a-kind adventure lagoon, tube rides, free-fall slides, raft rides, kid-friendly slides, a lazy river, and a pirate-themed aquatic play structure.
The developers are planning to pay honor to the history and maritime culture of the Outer Banks by designing themes that reflect the uniqueness of this portion of eastern North Carolina. You can expect nods to our area's historic lighthouses, the Wright Brothers legacy, and famed pirate ships, just to name a few.
Visitors to the waterpark can also anticipate enhanced attractions and revolutionary waterpark masterpieces with varying levels of thrills, intensities, drops, twists and turns to suit each and every age level and thrill seeker. The unusually high 110-foot waterslide was approved this past summer, so put that on your water adventure list.
What else will this OBX waterpark attraction offer?
Plans for the waterpark include shaded seating, food and beverage vendors suited for a wide range of tastes from kid-friendly snacks to gourmet fare. Adult-centered conveniences include a Wright Brothers flyer-themed bar and free WiFi throughout the park. Fifty private, wait-serviced cabanas and various retail venues are some of the many additional amenities to be offered at the waterpark.
How much does the H2OBX Waterpark cost and where can I get tickets?
Details on pricing, ticketing and availability are coming soon. Check back with us and we'll let you know!
In the meantime, check out this Outer Banks waterpark preview and the attraction highlights in this H2OBX video to get a firsthand look at what's coming. Enjoy!