Water Park

February 12, 2020 - 7:37 pm
Authorities say a man has been taken into custody at the Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, Kansas, after a standoff that led to a temporary lockdown at the indoor water park and hotel.
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June 13, 2019 - 6:01 pm
A Texas-based water park company on Thursday announced an agreement to sell two of its attractions and will also give the buyer the right to acquire its Kansas site where a 10-year-old boy was killed nearly three years ago. Schlitterbahn said in a news release it sold a water park and resort in New...
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May 07, 2019 - 7:41 pm
A Kansas water park where a young boy was decapitated isn't hiring lifeguards, advertising or selling tickets with less than a month left before its typical Memorial Day weekend opening date. Schlitterbahn remains mum on its plans but has largely removed reference from its website about the Kansas...
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January 11, 2019 - 6:49 pm
The operators of a Kansas water park where a boy was decapitated aren't saying whether the attraction will open for the upcoming season. Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio said Friday in an email that the Texas-based company doesn't have an announcement "at this time" about the park where...
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July 12, 2018 - 8:27 pm
A Kansas water park plans to tear down a giant water slide on which a boy died in 2016. An attorney representing an affiliate of Kansas City, Kansas, park operator Schlitterbahn said Thursday that the 17-story slide called Verruckt would start coming down about a week after Labor Day. Attorney...
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July 10, 2018 - 7:05 pm
Four rides remain closed more than a month after at a Kansas water park where a boy was decapitated opened for the season. The Kansas City Star reports permits for four rides at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kansas, expired July 1 and it's unclear when they will reopen. The four...
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April 24, 2018 - 8:16 pm
Five defendants charged in the death of a boy at a Kansas waterpark are seeking separate trials. The Kansas City Star reports motions filed Tuesday in Wyandotte County say Jeff Henry, John Schooley and Henry & Sons Construction want to be tried separately from Tyler Miles and Schlitterbahn...
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April 04, 2018 - 6:34 pm
A water park co-owner has been booked into a jail in Kansas, where he's charged with a young boy's decapitation death on a 17-story waterslide that was promoted as the world's largest. Records show that Schlitterbahn co-owner Jeff Henry was booked into the Wyandotte County jail shortly before 2:00...
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March 29, 2018 - 5:04 pm
Ken Martin remembers a Travel Channel episode about the world's tallest waterslide. The Richmond, Virginia-based amusement-park safety expert said he was horrified that test sandbags flew off the ride and that nylon straps with Velcro restrained multiple riders on rafts dropping 17 stories at up to...
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March 27, 2018 - 7:51 pm
The number of people indicted in the death of a Kansas boy, 10, on what was promoted as the world's largest waterslide has grown to three. The Kansas attorney general's office says Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts co-owner Jeffrey Henry and ride designer John Schooley are charged with reckless...
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