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Follow The Clues To Family Fun at lake Winnepesauka
It’s a summer long celebration of fun and smiles when the South’s favorite family amusement park, Lake Winnepesaukah, opens for the 2012 season on Friday, April 6th! Celebrating over 85 years of quality family fun and memories during 2012, Lake Winnepesaukah makes its guests feel welcome with festivities throughout the season. During the month of April, guests have the opportunity to win a 2012 Family Season Pass through an in-park scavenger hunt. “We’re ready for our most exciting season ever,” offered Talley Green of Lake Winnepesaukah. “There’s no better way to kick things off than to have one lucky family win a pass to summer fun all season long!”
Guests can use their smart phones to take them on an interactive scavenger hunt throughout the park. Each clue will bring them to a different attraction or location where their next step is revealed. Upon completion of the scavenger hunt, guests can visit the Gift Shop to spin the prize wheel for great in-park prizes. Everyone that plays will be entered into the drawing for the grand prize of a Family of Four 2012 Season Pass, with the winning family announced in early May. Guests can visit the Gift Shop inside the park for complete details.
Get ready for family fun all summer long at the South’s favorite family amusement park! Towering over Lake Winnepesaukah’s tree line is the breath-taking OH-Zone!, a 14-story freefall guaranteed to take riders on an exciting descent. Home to the world famous Cannon Ball roller coaster, the park also hosts family rides and attractions. Younger riders will delight on the magical Bumble Bees and the gentle Parachutes. Families can soar on the wind aboard the Wave Swinger or enjoy a leisurely countryside tour with the Antique Cars. And that’s not all! “We’re unveiling a thrilling new surprise later this spring,” added Green. “We’ll be sending our guests head-over-heals with excitement with the new addition."
For guests seeking to enjoy the lazy days of summer, the Stay & Play Hideaway is an interactive play area for guests of all ages to enjoy, refresh, and recoup during a day of fun at Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park. Chill Down Kidtown, a refreshing area of interactive misters and water elements is perfect for keeping cool on hot summer days. With fun slides & activities, Runaround Playground provides more towers and ladders than a young adventurer can maneuver in just one visit, set amongst the Lake Winnepesaukah shade trees.
For added entertainment, Lake Winnepesaukah has packed its summer with special events the whole family will enjoy. The popular Jukebox Junction Summer Concert series returns in 2012 with headliners from some of the best in country music. As always, the spectacular fireworks displays over the Independence Day holiday are not to be missed.
Lake Winnepesaukah’s food courts are filled with delectable treats and refreshing drinks. Besides the traditional offerings of hot dogs and the world-famous Lake Winnepesaukah hamburgers, the food courts also offer a selection of salads & wraps for the health-conscious as well as sweet treats such as funnel cakes, cotton candy, and candy apples, all at affordable prices. The park’s catering department serves delicious meals to larger groups such as businesses, schools, churches, and family reunions. Unlike typical theme and amusement parks, Lake Winnepesaukah also invites all of its visitors to pack a picnic basket, bring it into the park, and enjoy a family luncheon in the cool shade of Lake Winnepesaukah’s picnic grove.
An Unlimited Ride Ticket for Lake Winnepesaukah is only $26! Individual ride tickets are available and Parking is always free! Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park has been recognized as one of “America’s Top Ten Family Amusement Parks” by Travel & Leisure Magazine. For more information, visit us at www.lakewinnie.com or call 1-877-LAKEWIN.
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Dave Matthews says he knows a lot of things occupy people's minds, but it should be ecology.
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