Phase One of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Offers 100,000 sq. ft. Indoor Waterpark Attractions in Pocono Mountains, PA
(Oakville, Ontario - August 7, 2015) - Kalahari Resorts & Conventions will soon break a record for the largest indoor waterpark in the United States with its latest and grandest location in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. Phase one of this authentically African themed waterpark’s development is now complete, spanning 100,000 sq. ft. and features surfing, an expansive children’s play area, a lazy river, a 60ft tower with several thrilling waterslides, an activity pool, swim up bar and more.
All of this and more are contained below a 72’ X 150’ custom retractable aluminum skylight, designed, manufactured, and installed by OpenAire, which sits in the centre of the new waterpark. This sleek modern roof structure can open easily with the click of a button to the sunshine and fresh air on warm summer days, but also close securely in cooler or inclement weather, letting the fun continue all year round.
“We are extremely proud to be a part of the Kalahari family and to be able to bring something unique to this waterpark in the Pocono Mountains” says Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire, “OpenAire is pleased to be part of Phase One, expanding the park’s appeal and reinventing the entire Kalahari Waterpark experience with the addition of retractable roof, sunshine and fresh air. With our operable, low maintenance, aluminum roof, our clients can capitalize on the best days of summer and worst days of winter by the abundance of natural light. We look forward to a continued relationship with Kalahari on future expansions.”
“The retractable roof allows our guests to enjoy the sun and fresh air just as if they were outside, but with the convenience of actually being inside,” said Todd Nelson, owner of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. “It started to rain [the other day], and the roof closed automatically. The guests were in awe.”
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions is a major player in the North American waterpark industry, with three locations, now in Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania in the Pocono Mountains; Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin; and Sandusky, Ohio. At 173,000 sq. ft., Kalahari’s Sandusky resort already holds the record for largest indoor waterpark in the US. Kalahari and OpenAire are excited to continue innovating in this thriving field.