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Splash Kingdom Waterpark

Splash Kingdom Waterpark (formerly known as Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom) is an Egyptian-beach themed water park, trampoline park, and concert venue located in Redlands, California, United States.[1] Splash Kingdom is the largest water park in the Inland Empire. The park is known for having the world's tallest enclosed body-flume waterslide, and the world's tallest free-standing water slide tower. Splash Kingdom also has a Fun Park which includes three race cart tracks, bumper boats, and mini golf. The park also boasts a concert amphitheater, sports bar, and arcade.

Splash Kingdom Waterpark & SkyTown Trampoline Park
SloganThe Beach within Reach: Where the bounce meets the Beach!
LocationRedlands, California
Coordinates34°04′09″N 117°13′39″W / 34.06929°N 117.22749°W / 34.06929; -117.22749Coordinates: 34°04′09″N 117°13′39″W / 34.06929°N 117.22749°W / 34.06929; -117.22749
OwnerClearwater Water Park Development
OpenedJune 12, 1995
Operating seasonWater Park:Seasonal, Trampoline Park, Fun Park, Bar, and Banquet Hall: Year Round
Area20 acres (0.081 km2) (0.65 km²)
Websitewww.splashkingdom.net

The park opened as Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom in 1996. The original configuration was 17 acres and featured water slides, a miniature golf course, and a 120-foot Skycoaster. The indoor areas included a large video arcade, laser tag course called the "Tomb of Doom" and a toddler area called "Tut's Town" that featured climbing walls and a ball pit. Free concerts were presented at an outdoor amphitheater and the park featured a picnic area which seated 650 guests. [2]

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Water parkEdit

Splash Kingdom features over 20 water slides. This includes the water play structure, kids slide area, two massive pools which include obstacles, and the Tower of Kings featuring eight high thrill water-slides. Splash Kingdom also has a kiddie playground. The park has a rip tide where guests ride a static wave on a boogie board. The water park also includes two large swimming pools and a "Nile River" where guests could float around in a big circle in rafts. The park has the tallest freestanding water attraction tower in the country at 165 feet.Splash Kingdom recently added a 17,000 square foot wave pool, Castaway Cove. The parks tallest slide is the Anileator at 90 feet tall, which is the tallest enclosed body-flume water slide in the world. Splash Kingdom also has a jacuzzi which is heated regularly. Pharaoh's Review – Things To Do Inland Empire

SkyTownEdit

Splash Kingdom opened SkyTown in late 2012. SkyTown is 12,000 square foot indoor trampoline park inside the main building at Splash Kingdom. The park is split up between seven main areas: The Main Court, Slam Dunk Lanes, The Pit, The Climbing WALL, The Dodgeball Court, The Battle Beam, and Jump-A-Roo. SkyTown promotes several activities, including slam dunk contests, dodgeball tournaments, and bounce fitness contests. In late 2013, SkyTown introduced Kosmic Kingdom, a "cosmic" jumping experience. The event takes place on Friday and Saturday nights, and includes louder music, as well as LED black lights, lasers, fog machines, and disco balls!

Fun parkEdit

Splash Kingdom also has a fun park. The fun park includes one race cart track, four mini-golf courses, and bumper boats. The fun park also includes a Fun Zone, which includes an arcade and two inflatables.

Entertainment and foodEdit

For entertainment, Splash Kingdom has a large outdoor amphitheater to hold concerts. Bands have also performed in the Upper Deck Sports Lounge . The venue also has a large veranda seating balcony which is adjacent to the park's bar and lounge. Many musicians and bands have performed at Splash Kingdom, including Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North, Adema, and Becky G. For food, it has a variety of food stands around the park including The Snack Shack, Upper Deck Sports Lounge and Bar, The Fry Factory, Tropical Smoothie, and the Splashin' Cafe which includes several dining rooms, large variety of pizza, burgers, salads, pasta, beverages and desserts. Former restaurants include the Grand Pizza Buffet, Casa Mexicana, The Sweet Shoppe, Pyramid Grill, Johnsonville Grill, and the Casablanca Restaurant and Ultra Lounge.

Lounge and banquet facilitiesEdit

Splash Kingdom recently opened the Upper Deck Sports Lounge, the venue has a complete bar, and lounge sections to accommodate any group size. The lounge has several couches and tables, an outdoor balcony with fire-pit tables and a bar, as well as three 35 foot HD screens, and one 50 foot HD screen in the Splashin' Cafe to watch sports. The Upper Deck has a variety of foods and appetizers and regularly hosts bands on Friday nights. The Upper Deck also has a sky box section where guests can eat and have an aerial view of SkyTown Trampoline Park.

The Loft banquet facility is upstairs at Splash Kingdom and used for several private events and weddings, the banquet room is adjacent to a buffet which supplies food for the events. The banquet room is located next to the Upper Deck Sports lounge, veranda balcony with fire pit tables, as well as a private suite for special guests. The loft is split between a main banquet hall, as well as a large private party area with red velvet cabanas and chandeliers.

2012 expansion and rethemeEdit

In 2011 Splash Kingdom announced that they would construct a 17,000 square foot wave pool for the 2012 season. The massive pool will be built where the carnival rides used to be. This was the largest and most expensive expansion to the park since its original opening. The renovation included a 17,000 square foot wave pool, an activity lagoon, racing slides, new entrance plaza, rental cabanas, and shaded lounge chairs. The park closed in early 2012 to start construction for the expansion. As a part of this renovation, the park is phasing out the Egyptian theme and going towards a beach theme. The sphinx in front of the park will have sunglasses added to it. Splash Kingdom also added a 12,000 square foot trampoline park called SkyTown. A few years after its construction, it was purchased by indoor-trampoline chain BigAir.

2017 expansion and rethemeEdit

In 2017, the park was purchased by PS80, LLC. At this point, the company began demolishing without permits, which forced the City of Redlands to revoke their Conditional Use Permit.

Ownership historyEdit

  • 1996–2006 Aladdin Entertainment Group
  • 2006–2008 Aryana Management Group
  • 2009–2010 Aladdin Entertainment Group
  • 2011–2017 Clearwater Water Park Development
  • 2017–present PS80, LLC

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