H2OBX set for Thursday grand opening

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H2OBX is now open. Go to hrScene.com for an update on the water park’s grand opening.

POWELLS POINT, N.C. (WAVY) — After a day-long delay, a new water park in North Carolina is set to open Thursday.

H2OBX says the decision was made to temporarily delay the planned Wednesday grand opening because of weather. On Wednesday evening, the park said they would be officially opening on Thursday.

Construction on the $46 million water park began eight months ago. The park sprawls across 20-plus acres along Caratoke Highway, three miles from the Wright Memorial Bridge.

The park features more than 20 rides, slides and attractions including everything from thrill rides to family and children’s rides.

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The Twin Tides Wave Pool gives an ocean-simulated current, tide and waves and features “dual beachfront” entrance points on opposite ends. Calico Jack’s Cove offers an immersive, multi-level, pirate-themed, play structure, offering water slides and interactive water effects. Deep Six Adventure Lagoon features climb, crawl and balance soft mat obstacles and swim zones.

The park also has 50 private cabanas, shaded seating areas and multiple food and beverage stands.

One very unique thing about the park is that there will be a cap on entry. The idea, according to park developers, is to create a resort-like feel.

Park officials advise you to get your tickets early. Click here to purchase them.