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8091 Peach Street • Erie, PA • 16509 • 1-866-3-SPLASH • www.splashlagoon.com
   
 

Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort was added to the Scott Enterprise portfolio in February of 2003. Water parks were an attraction that The Scott’s had owned in the past, but only outdoor parks whose success was dependent on the weather and short warm summers of Erie. Erie’s weather was too unpredictable and therefore, moving the fun indoors was when success took the reins.

It was out in Minnesota that Nick Scott Sr. first discovered an interest in the Indoor Water Park Industry. While at a funeral for his aunt, Mr. Scott saw an advertisement for Great Bear Indoor Water Park in Wisconsin Dells and decided to get in the car and make a visit. When he arrived, the parking lot was full of minivans and SUV’s. To his amazement, Great Bear Indoor Water Park Resort was almost full with only one room left at $300 a night. Intrigued by this unique idea and because Scott Enterprises was already in the hotel business, he thought it would be a great concept to bring an indoor water park in Erie. Bringing the park indoors would eliminate all of the negative variables that plagued him 14 years earlier.

Nick Scott Sr. began traveling throughout the country, researching other indoor and outdoor water parks, gathering information on how to make an indoor water park a reality in Erie, PA. Scott Enterprises soon began working with Water Technology to formulate a plan. Scott had the land available next to several hotels that could be connected to an indoor water park and that was the beginning of Splash Lagoon.

“The development of Splash Lagoon is one of the projects we are most proud of. Splash Lagoon has become one of the Northwestern Pennsylvania’s premier year round tourist attractions bringing hundreds of thousands of tourists to Erie, PA annually from hundreds of miles away. Our plans are to continue expanding the family attractions here at Splash Lagoon” said Nick Scott Sr.

In 2013, Splash Lagoon celebrated their 10th anniversary with a Splash! In the past 10 years, the park has expanded three times: In 2005, the resort added two water slides, the Python Plunge and the Shark Attack as well as Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar. In 2011 came the addition of the Tree Tops Ropes Course and the Wild Waters Indoor Wave Pool. The Tree Tops Ropes Course is a dry addition where guests can climb 3 stories high over the water park by walking the tight rope, balance on rickety bridges or brave the balance beams. Wild Waters Indoor Wave Pool has proven to be the biggest and best water attraction in the water park’s history. It is the largest Indoor Wave Pool in the Eastern United States.

The park is ranked in the Top 10 Water Parks Resorts in the country by numerous industry trade magazines and more than three million guests have enjoyed the tropical 84 degree Polynesian atmosphere, which includes 9 water slides; pools; hot tubs; a four-and-a-half story, 12-level, interactive tree house; a Tree-Tops Ropes Course, a 200,000 gallon wave pool and more than 600,000 gallons of water in a tropical setting. New to the park in 2013 is the Aqua Tumbler, an all new interactive one-of-a- kind action packed water attraction.

 
 
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