Water Safari prepares for June opening in Old Forge

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OLD FORGE — The Water Safari Resort, including the state’s largest waterpark Enchanted Forest Water Safari, is gearing up to open day on Wednesday, June 15, according to an announcement by resort officials.

“With no changes in federal and state mandates, COVID restrictions are a concern of the past,” the announcement said, adding that “team members are busy preparing for the season opening in all departments to welcome guests this summer.”

In addition to the guidelines, resort officials are also looking forward to more good news as it relates to weather.

“The weather is anticipated to be very conducive for water park enthusiasts according to Farmer’s Almanac, which is predicting New York and Northeast will have seasonably warm weather that is drier than normal,” the announcement said.

Guests to Enchanted Forest Water Safari may notice eight new cabanas at the park,spread out at the bottom of the newest rides – Serengeti Stampede, Mamba Strike, and Killermanjaro’s Revenge; between the Wave Pool and the Amazon River ride; along the path from the Wave Pool to the Adirondack Expedition; and on Cabana Island in the Adirondack Expedition next to the Sawmill Boardwalk Fries.

Water Safari have a new building for 2022, located in the front of the park adjacent to the Shadow.

“We have outgrown our space in the old Boardwalk Fries building and due to the popular demand for Boardwalk Fries, it was time to expand,” said Katie Wojdyla, Vice President and Director of Marketing.

The ‘Dack Shack is moving from its shared location within Tropical Treats. “The larger footprint will allow us to be more efficient and accommodate more guests for better speed of service,” she added.

Water Safari Resort is still actively hiring team members for the 2022 season in departments such as Reservations, Office/Administrative Assistants, Park Admissions, Custodial, Lifeguards, Housekeeping, Food Service and others.

Team Member Housing is available on site for some positions for those 18 years of age and older. Applicants can apply on the website at www.watersafari.com/jobs/.

Enchanted Forest Water Safari is New York’s largest water theme park with more than 50 rides, shows, and attractions, including 33 heated water rides . The park also features classic amusement rides, food, games, shops, private cabanas, storybook themed characters, a family circus show and other attractions.

For information, go online to www.WaterSafari.com or call 315-369-6145.

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