Powells Point (N.C.)
H2OBX, the $46 million waterpark is under construction in southern Currituck County and will be one of the largest of its kind in the country. The 30-acre first phase will include more than 20 slides, ADG’s Adventure Lagoon™ activity pool, a 450,000-gallon wave pool featuring beach-feel surf and an adventure river powered by ADG’s Wavetek™ technology.
The new waterpark will deliver waterslides, pools and attractions, combining several enhanced slides and water ride experiences. Waterslides will offer varying degrees of thrills, lengths, drops, turns and intensity. Guests can ride the waves on a Flowrider®, float along an adventure river, body surf in one of two wave pools, and anticipate an exhilarating 1,000-gallon bucket dump. H2OBX will offer an array of traditional rides and pools, but that is where classic waterpark recreation ends and innovation begins.
Aquatic Development Group (ADG) is designing and building the H2OBX project. Drawing on decades of experience, ADG’s team designed the park to include exceptional first-to-market and hybrid attractions with attention to detail and distinctive features that guests of all ages and interests will enjoy. Enhanced attractions include several of ADG’s new and innovative Water Rides including: Twin Tides™ wave pool, which will deliver the fundamental ocean-simulated current, tide and waves that guests love, but with new dual “beachfront” entrance points on opposite ends. ADG’s revolutionary Adventure Lagoon™ includes climb, crawl and balance soft mat obstacles and swim zones.
“We are very excited to be working with the entire Outer Banks community to deliver a world-class waterpark that will deliver an exciting new entertainment option for vacationers,” said Arthur Berry III, H2OBX developer. “H2OBX will further benefit the area through pre-and post opening job creation and draw additional tourism to the area.”
H2OBX is expecting to be open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day with a daily attendance of around 5,000 guests.