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September 23, 2003

Paramount's Kings Island Announces Boomerang Bay

Article written by:
Eric Gieszl, Editor

Boomerang Bay Paramount's Kings Island

Boomerang Bay Artwork at Paramount's Kings Island
Boomerang Bay
at Paramount's Kings Island a new luxurious water park resort opening in 2004.

Jackaroo Landing
Jackaroo Landing

Racing Challenge Water Slide
New Racing Challenge

Tasmanian Typhoon
Tasmanian Typhoon

Kookaburra Bay
Kookaburra Bay

Kings Island, OH -- Paramount's Kings Island to introduce the largest water park in the Cincinnati area, Boomerang Bay, in 2004. Inspired by Australia's breathtaking Gold Coast, the new "Down-Under" resort area creates an exciting new world of exotic exploration that encompasses more than 50 water activities.

Replacing the now closed WaterWorks water park, Boomerang Bay will feature 30 water slides, tropical lagoons, rushing rivers, surfable waves, three family activity areas and careening waterfalls, all surrounded by lush landscaping.

Boomerang Bay represents another multi-million dollar investment in the theme park. It incorporates many of Paramount's Kings Island's current innovative water attractions along with 15 new elements including eight new slides.

New signature attractions include:

- Jackaroo Landing – A gigantic family water fortress that incorporates a variety of whimsical water elements such as water cannons, tipping tanks and three new family slides.

- New Racing Challenge – A 54-foot high racing challenge with four competing slides on which guests start face-first in different directions and merge for a downhill dash to the finish line.

- Tasmanian Typhoon – A monstrous slide that plummets four riders in a cloverleaf-like raft almost 269-feet in complete darkness. Riders free-fall at daring speeds into a huge funnel that rockets the raft up and down careening out of control. The raft then slowly descends through the opening of the funnel, ending the white-water journey.

- Kookaburra Bay – Complementing the thrill and excitement of Boomerang Bay's exhilarating slides is a secluded mammoth lagoon with cascading waterfalls. Parents will be delighted to beat the summer heat while utilizing the lagoon's distinctively designed in-water lounging.

Five-star Amenities in Boomerang Bay include:

  • Lounge chair-side waiter service
  • Lush landscaping
  • Cabanas
  • Full bar facilities
  • Family changing rooms
  • Smoke-free environment
  • Secluded shade-covered areas
  • Free use of inner-tubes

"If you crave innovative water adventures, or if you simply prefer to relax and be pampered all day, the new Boomerang Bay has something for everyone," explained Craig M. Ross, Paramount's Kings Island's executive vice president and general manager. "We are excited to offer resort-like amenities in a new world-class environment. Boomerang Bay is destined to be one of America's most outstanding water parks.

"There are more surprises in store for 2004, with additional exciting announcements to follow in the months ahead," Ross added.

Admission to Boomerang Bay is free with admission to Paramount's Kings Island. Park Season Pass holders are also admitted free. Boomerang Bay will debut at Paramount's Kings Island next year. For more information, visit

Boomerang Bay artwork and logo courtesy of Paramount's Kings Island. All rights reserved.