OCTOBER 31, 2014 — ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The October 2014 opening of Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park, the newest resort amenity of Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts, marked the culmination of a 10-month long $1 million dollar development project to bring an outdoor adventure park to life.
“Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park is an on-site resort guest experience which can be enjoyed as an alternative to an off-site theme park. Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park brings owners and guests of all ages together in one place to adventure and create fun new vacation memories along with an additional incremental revenue source for the 20-year old resort operation” commented Paul Caldwell, President & CEO, Exploria Resorts.
The much anticipated development project began in January 2014 and opened to registered owners and guests of Summer Bay Orlando on October 31, 2014 following a month-long employee familiarization and attendant training period. The newest amenity of Summer Bay Orlando is now fully operational and open 7 days a week, and is enjoyed by thousands of Summer Bay Orlando returning and new owners and guests.
Situated on 4 tropically landscaped acres with numerous shade and refreshing water mister features, Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park By Exploria Resorts is open to all registered Summer Bay Orlando owners and guests and is based on a shipwreck theme combining elements of wooden, ship-like structures, colorful sails, and rope. Water features and lush landscape complete the theming and Buccaneer-like adventure filled environment. The park features an interactive water playground for guests ages 14 years and younger. Additionally, a full complement of five featured challenges are designed to attract young adolescents through adults.
The adventure challenges include:
• Kraken’s Revenge: An eliminator-style inflatable which challenges participants to ‘stay alive’ by keeping their balance and successfully outlasting all other participants.
• Pirate’s Plunge: two, 1000’ zip lines taking guests across land and water.
• Skull Mountain: a rock climbing experience
• The Jolly Roger: a bouncing, bungee–style experience
• Monkey Climb: swing and scamper from the ground to the top of a mammoth high inflatable slide
• Sail Ho: Motorized Bumper Boats with interactive water soaking features
The on-premises Shipwreck Café rounds out the experience and serves up tasty treats from land and sea during park operating hours. A Pirate Palooza Party occurs weekly and is hosted by the Resort Activities and Parks teams and incorporates additional entertainment and family fun experiences along with reduced fees to experience the park’s adventures. Admission to Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park and Parrot’s Landing, the kid’s interactive water playground, is complimentary. To experience the park’s adventures, the purchase of a wristband is required.
About Exploria Resorts
The Exploria Resorts brand was created as an evolution of Summer Bay Resorts, building upon more than 20 years of proven success as a diversified hospitality, development and management company with 700+ employees which has operated marketing and sales operations to support the collection of resorts and hotels in Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. The Exploria Resorts flagship property, Summer Bay Orlando in Orlando, FL, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort area, was established in 1995 by St. Louis, Missouri-based developers Joe and Loretta Scott Sr. The 350+ acre property situated on an 80-acre spring-fed lake includes 525 villa and condo floor plans and 31 individual homes. For more information about Exploria Resorts and Club Exploria, visit www.exploriaresorts.com.
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