Sandcastle Waterpark Opens for the 2012 Season!

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Sandcastle Waterpark opens Memorial Day weekend, May 26-28, from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Another fun-filled summer has officially arrived in Pittsburgh! For guests who want to leave the winter blues behind, Sandcastle is ready and waiting with a new and exciting surprise! Sandcastle is adding a thrilling new attraction, Dragon's Den, to its family of water slides.

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This has been a few years in the making and we are excited to add a waterslide that is completely different than any other experience we currently have at the park.

Dragon’s Den is the biggest addition to Sandcastle in nearly ten years! "We want to try to keep things fun and exciting for our guests,” says Sandcastle's General Manager Damian Dondero. "This has been a few years in the making and we are excited to add a waterslide that is completely different than any other experience we currently have at the park."

Dragon's Den offers guests maximum thrills as they catapult through a dark and mysterious 45 foot tunnel slide, which then plummets them into a 35 foot bowl where they encounter a 9 foot tall dragon that sprays mist at its riders. After completing 2-4 revolutions in the mist- shrouded abyss, guests will suddenly disappear from sight, splashing down in a landing pool. Located adjacent to the Mon Tsunami Wave Pool, Dragon's Den is a two- person tube slide. Riders must be 48 inches or taller to ride. Dragon’s Den is slated to open on June 9th.

Besides Sandcastle’s new surprise, the other 14 infamous waterslides, the wild Mon-Tsunami Wave Pool, the scenic Mushroom Pool, and the relaxing Lazy River continue to keep guests of all ages cool all summer long! Parents and children can experience their ‘Castle day at Tad Pool or Wet Willie’s Waterworks-- filled with waterslides and water activities fit for their small, yet energetic size!

The only thing better than being in the water is eating! The boardwalk hosts plenty of food choices- including the world famous Potato Patch Fries (Kennywood isn’t the only one!).

When the sun goes down, fun doesn’t stop! In its 10th season, Jukebox Sunday Nights- Pittsburgh’s Premier Oldies Resort takes place every Sunday evening starting June 10. Admission is only $8.99 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Sandcastle is open daily June 9 through August 19. Sandcastle is also open the weekends of May 26-28, June 2-3, Aug 25-26 and Sept 1-3.Gates open at 11AM . Admission is $31.99; senior (ages 55+) and guests 48" and under are $21.99. For Group Sales call 412.464.9931. Experience the excitement of Dragon's Den all summer long with a 2012 Sandcastle Season Pass! Visit for more information.

Sandcastle is part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks.
Palace Entertainment owns and operates 40 theme parks, water parks and family entertainment centers nationwide, including Kennywood and Idlewild. Palace entertains millions of guests annually and is one of the largest park operators in the nation.

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