Even before the summer blockbusters, Wichita area residents will be able to swim, surf and hot tub at Rodney Steven II’s new Blast Off Bay water park in Goddard.
The park will open to the public on March 4 at Steven’s 100-acre Genesis Sports Complex at 19800 W. Kellogg.
The park’s closest equivalent is Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City, but Steven said there’s nothing like Blast Off Bay’s surf machine for several hundred miles.
In addition to the dual surf machine, which allows two people to surf at the same time, there’s a lazy river, hot tub, swim up bar, swim up area and 11 slides, including a pair that exit and reenter the building.
The new Blast Off Bay water park opens to the public March 4 at the 100-acre Genesis Sports Complex at 19800 W. Kellogg in Goddard.
There’s also a children’s area, splash zone, games room and restaurant, and there are four private party rooms.
The name Blast Off Bay is a play on several things. This includes all aviation and space names for buildings in the Goddard School District and Wichita’s status as the Air Capital of the World. The aerospace theme even borrows something from Hutchinson’s Cosmosphere.
The park is connected to the complex’s natatorium, and water park guests will have access to a four-lane warm-up pool when no swim meet is taking place.
Blast Off Bay is also connected to a Hampton Inn.
In addition to a double surf machine, which allows two people to surf at the same time, there’s a lazy river, hot tub, swim-up bar, swim-up area and 11 slides at the new Blast Off Bay water park at Goddard.
There will be some private events at the park over the next couple of weeks, and then there will be a soft opening to the public on March 4, followed by a grand opening celebration later on.