Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by Highlander » Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:30 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Petition to shut the ride down
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/688/451/ ... aterslide/
It was a sad affair. That said, a 12 year old who rides the Verruckt probably is taking a considerably greater risk going to and from the park in his parents car.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by WSPanic » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:56 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:Petition to shut the ride down
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/688/451/ ... aterslide/
So dumb. I hate petitions for this sort of crap. If you don't want to ride it - fine. If you don't want others to be able ride it* - go screw yourself.

*I would never get on that thing.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by im2kull » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:30 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:I thought the Velcro straps came undone and he flew out. There are other reports of other peoples straps coming undone and they were having to hold on so they wouldn't fall out of the ride.

This ride would never fly off if they never added the 2nd hill which I thought all the problems were coming from, all they needed to do was make it the worlds tallest for the awe factor then just make the one huge hill and make it level off until you slowed down.
The other two riders in the same raft suffered head injuries and their straps didn't come off. The kid that was killed was at the front, with the others behind him. So this all points to the raft going airborne and hitting into the netting/supports for the netting. The kid hit first and hardest, with the others more or less lightly hitting the same netting. Otherwise only the kid would have been hurt (If it was the straps fault).

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by grovester » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:27 am

I'm going to guess the kid went airborne and hit the ladies.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by brewcrew1000 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:52 am

There have been other reports of peoples straps coming off and having to hold on until the ride was over

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by chrizow » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:52 pm

guessing/hoping schlit instantly put an 8-figure settlement check into the family's hands. just a horrendous accident and it looks like the park had loads of notice beforehand, which a jury would hammer them for.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by mgsports » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:51 pm

https://www.wycokck.org/InternetDept.aspx?id=43280 Freddy's,Frontier Justice,Mercy Hospital and so on.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by longviewmo » Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:23 pm

http://wyandottedaily.com/west-area-see ... -activity/

They're getting a Grinders, Frontier Justice, and "Construction is moving ahead on a carwash that Schlitterbahn will operate. A fast-food restaurant will operate inside the carwash. Steve Sessions of Basehor will be the manager of the restaurant."

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by kcjak » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:17 am

So not only are they looking into a convention center and hotel in Village West (that WyCo should have required been built as part of the casino) AND in the Village South development? Are people bright enough to only proceed with one of these developments?

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by mistervinix » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:31 am

The Village South development won't have a convention center and hotel. Just a couple of new (smaller) hotels.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by kcjak » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:57 am

mistervinix wrote:The Village South development won't have a convention center and hotel. Just a couple of new (smaller) hotels.
The Wyandotte Daily article specifically says they are being looked at for Village South.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by mistervinix » Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:28 pm

kcjak wrote:
mistervinix wrote:The Village South development won't have a convention center and hotel. Just a couple of new (smaller) hotels.
The Wyandotte Daily article specifically says they are being looked at for Village South.
Not to get too caught up in semantics, but I read "hotels and a conference center" different than "convention center." A conference center could just mean a meeting room they rent. Not the same as a full blown convention center hotel complex like in Overland Park or downtown. But I agree the need may not be there yet for all those rooms.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:32 pm

The Co-Owner has been arrested in connection to the Verruckt death. I think there is a decent chance Schlitterbahn just pulls out of Kansas in the next couple years. They probably got a bunch of money to build the thing, why even bother with operating in another state when all your other locations are in Texas. I'm sure someone will take it over, the city could even end up taking it over if they can't find someone to run the place.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by mistervinix » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:54 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:The Co-Owner has been arrested in connection to the Verruckt death. I think there is a decent chance Schlitterbahn just pulls out of Kansas in the next couple years. They probably got a bunch of money to build the thing, why even bother with operating in another state when all your other locations are in Texas. I'm sure someone will take it over, the city could even end up taking it over if they can't find someone to run the place.
I think there is more than a decent chance that they don't even open the park this year. The place is tainted and the owners seem liker clueless yahoos.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by bobbyhawks » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:42 pm

From one of the most amazing, ambitious, and exciting plans on paper for the KC theme park, to this. The whole story would make a fascinating documentary.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by flyingember » Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:47 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:The Co-Owner has been arrested in connection to the Verruckt death. I think there is a decent chance Schlitterbahn just pulls out of Kansas in the next couple years. They probably got a bunch of money to build the thing, why even bother with operating in another state when all your other locations are in Texas. I'm sure someone will take it over, the city could even end up taking it over if they can't find someone to run the place.
I would also expect if this park closes not because of bankruptcy that they take the rides and move them or sell them and it becomes really hard to reopen at that point.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by mistervinix » Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:01 pm

bobbyhawks wrote:From one of the most amazing, ambitious, and exciting plans on paper for the KC theme park, to this. The whole story would make a fascinating documentary.
Really would like to know what happened to those ambitious plans (like the year-round indoor water rides) beyond the lame "the recession happened." It sounded so cool when they first announced it. Oceans of Fun ought to buy it and rebrand it.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:20 pm

I wish they would tear down the structure ASAP. It sticks out so much and its kind of eerie driving by it.

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by flyingember » Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:25 am

brewcrew1000 wrote:I wish they would tear down the structure ASAP. It sticks out so much and its kind of eerie driving by it.
held up by law enforcement

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Re: Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort

Post by empires228 » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:57 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:The Co-Owner has been arrested in connection to the Verruckt death. I think there is a decent chance Schlitterbahn just pulls out of Kansas in the next couple years. They probably got a bunch of money to build the thing, why even bother with operating in another state when all your other locations are in Texas. I'm sure someone will take it over, the city could even end up taking it over if they can't find someone to run the place.
Another higher up in the company was just arrested in Texas for unrelated charges to the KS incident, and I think something else just happened at one of the Texas parks as well on top of all of this. It sounds like the company has a bumpy road ahead of them...

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