Water Park Profi le

H2OBX delivers enhanced popular attractions as well as


niquely located in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, H2OBX is innovatively designed with classic coastal architecture at the forefront and offers resort-style

comfort along with traditional family fun. The newest waterpark in North Carolina sprawls across 20-plus acres in Powells Point, three miles from the Wright Memorial Bridge, the northern gateway to the Outer Banks. H2OBX was carefully designed and themed to embrace

the culture of the Outer Banks in a relaxed and scenic environment. Vacationers, families and waterpark enthusiasts will be immersed in the rich history of coastal Carolina as H2OBX pays tribute to legendary pirates, boat building, and the Wright brothers, while enjoying modern amenities and exhilarating new attractions.

The much anticipated H2OBX waterpark recently

opened and is thrilling guests across North Carolina and beyond!

several fi rst-to-market slides and experiences, all delivering varying degrees of thrills, lengths, drops, turns and intensity suitable for guests of all ages. Many of the attractions at H2OBX offer cutting-edge innovation. Twin Tides Wave Pool delivers an ocean-simulated current, tide and waves that guests love, but unlike traditional wave pools, it features “dual beachfront” entrance points on opposite ends. Deep Six Adventure Lagoon is a revolutionary attraction, featuring climb, crawl and balance soft mat obstacles and swim zones. Calico Jack’s Cove offers an immersive, multi-level, pirate- themed, play structure, offering waterslides and interactive water effects. Several fusion waterslides, boast special effects including aqua-lucent lighting to increase the thrill factor. We take great pride in having the opportunity to deliver the

most progressive and exciting attraction to open on the Outer Banks in decades”, said Brian Czarnecki, vice president of sales and marketing. “We are thrilled to be welcoming our fi rst guests and honored to be a part of their OBX vacation plans.” H2OBX developers Ken Ellis, Arthur Berry III, Tim Gantz

and Jeff Malarney each bring substantial experience in their respective fi elds; waterpark development, planning, operations, and market tourism. Ken Ellis, president and CEO of Aquatic development Group (ADG), a waterpark design/ build company in the U.S., is also co-owner with Arthur Berry III of Camelback Resort, home to Aquatopia indoor waterpark and Camelbeach outdoor waterpark. Tim Gantz is the former owner and operator of America’s Largest Outdoor Waterpark, Noah’s Ark, and Jeff Malarney, former Navy JAGC, has been intimately involved in the North Carolina vacation rental industry, recently serving two terms on the North Carolina Real Estate Commission, and a local Outer Banks resident and practicing attorney. ADG served as the lead designer and builder of H2OBX.

Drawing on decades of experience, ADG’s team designed the park to include exceptional fi rst-to-market and hybrid attractions with attention to detail and distinctive features that guests of all ages and interests will enjoy. WhiteWater West was the lead waterslide supplier and installer on the project, and the renowned Weber Group designed the expertly themed buildings and structures. “This has been an extraordinary project because of my own

personal involvement and vested interest in H2OBX,” said Ellis, “I’m extremely proud of the talented and diligent team at ADG and the work put forth by so many others who have created such a unique waterpark. H2OBX is incredibly innovative because we had the full force of the industry’s best people behind it.”



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