New waterpark opens in the Outer Banks
Just in time for summer vacations, a new waterpark opened in the Outer Banks Thursday. The H2OBX waterpark is situated on 20 acres
on U.S. 158 in Powells Point, three miles from the Wright Memorial Bridge, the northern gateway to the Outer Banks.
From the bridge, developers said that tourists would be able to see a broad view of the $46 million waterpark, which includes slide towers and pools.
Many of the park’s attractions pay tribute to coastal Carolina’s history of pirates, boat building and the story of the Wright brothers’ first flight.
H2OBX offers slides with varying degrees of lengths, drops, turns and intensity. According to developers, there’s also a pool with ocean-simulated current, tide and waves and an immersive, multilevel, pirate-themed, play structure, offering waterslides and interactive water effects.
The park is equipped with 50 private cabanas, shaded eating areas and food and beverage outlets.
“We take great pride in having the opportunity to deliver the most progressive and exciting attraction to open on the Outer Banks in decades,” Brian Czarnecki, vice president of sales and marketing for Camelback Mountain Resort, one of the park’s developers, said in a statement.
The price for a general admission ticket is $49.99 for people 42 inches and taller and $44.99 for people under 42 inches. Children under two are free, and the park is offering discounted rates to Dare and Currituck County residents and active and retired military.