Westgate Resorts has opened a new water park that its resorts in Kissimmee will utilize.
Westgate Resorts has opened a new water park that its resorts in Kissimmee will utilize. (Westgate Resorts)

Neighboring Westgate Resorts properties in Kissimmee will utilize a new 75,710-square-foot water park that began a phased opening on May 25, and completed its opening in mid-June.

Dubbed "Shipwreck Island," the water park has a pirate theme with a 1,000-foot lazy river called "River Pirates Adventure," and a large pirate ship on site with interactive water features, large slides and a "Pirates Plunge" where guests can walk a plank and drop through a hole in the ceiling of the restaurant below, via a clear tube slide.

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Two stories in height, the water park will also feature a children's play area and 16 private cabanas. Plans for new restaurants will include a pool bar and snack bar.

Westgate Vacation Villlas Resort & Spa and Westgate Resorts Town Center & Spa, which share space off of  U.S. 192 near S.R. 429 in Kissimmee, will utilize the new water park. Westgate Towers Resort, which is contiguous to the other two properties, will also share the water park.


FAST FACTS
Location: 7700 Westgate Blvd. and 7600 U.S. 192 West, between Westgate Resorts properties in Kissimmee

Start Date: Summer 2014

End Date: Phased opening was complete in mid-June

Project Budget: unconfirmed by owner

General Contractor: Roger B. Kennedy Inc., and Missouri-based Allen W. Johnson & Assoc. as architect

Description: A new pirate-themed water park with more than 75,000 square feet of space, to be shared by three Westgate Resorts properties in Kissimmee.

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