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    Whatever happened to: White Water University

    Last time I went thru Pleasant Hill it looked like the waterpark had been shut-down for some time. I always remembered it being pretty busy, any idea what happened? Also, did the super slides that went straight down ever get opened for use? I do not recall those ever being available.



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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    It went under.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re:Whatever happened to: White Water University

    They gone



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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    Adventureland water park



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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    Even busy, i'd imagine its hard to keep a place like that open when it has a limited time it can be open each year.



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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    Adventureland water park
    That just opened. White Water has been closed for years.



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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    I miss wacky waters in Davenport.



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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    Whitewater has been closed for awhile. I know the city of Des Moines has been looking into buying it from the current owner to turn it into a water park of their own, they've been considering it for a few years now, I think. The problem is that the owner won't open the books for the city to show them the income/expenses/losses/profits that the park made, so the city hasn't wanted to take the gamble on it thus far.



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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    Yeah been closed for quite some time and the city also has residents not wanting them to buy it because it has the makings of a money pit at tax payer expense


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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    Quote Originally Posted by nj829 View Post
    Last time I went thru Pleasant Hill it looked like the waterpark had been shut-down for some time. I always remembered it being pretty busy, any idea what happened? Also, did the super slides that went straight down ever get opened for use? I do not recall those ever being available.
    The same thing that happened to Boji Bay...


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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    That just opened. White Water has been closed for years.

    Competition: Altoona, Des Moines and Clive Aquatic centers being built...


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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    The same thing that happened to Boji Bay...
    Boji Bay sucked.



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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    these places get stale in appeal quickly --- it's why the business plan must show the lender they are whole in less than 5 years



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    Re: Whatever happened to: White Water University

    I went to white water a couple times when I was younger. I really enjoyed the wave pool.


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    Re:Whatever happened to: White Water University

    Even though they never competed directly, adventurelands waterpark is WAY better than wwu



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