Splash Down Park

★★★★☆

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I know just what everyone is talking about. I had several issues myself. I should have learned from last year. The park was so busy and there was an individual directing traffic standing along side with a blue shirt manager. It is very hard for me to walk due to a muscle illness I have. I do not consider myself handicap but do hurt. I asked if I can drive in the park to see if there are closer parking spots. The boy was very rude to me, and when I asked his name he refused, he said he did not have to give me his name. I stated to the manager, Do you allow this from an employee, he said nothing. Finally I said I was reporting them both to the owner of Rocking Horse Ranch and they rudely walked away and the boy said..."I dont need to sit here and listen to this"...I guess the kids rule the park and the managers are in training..sad to say, I have yet toreceived a phone call form the owner. Its a shame. Its bad enough I was turned away three times with a season pass because they had too many people in park. Or for the fact when there was not enough people, they roped off the park. It is wrong for me and my family to pay for a pass, not be able to use it, and to be spoken to like a piece of garbage. I may not be rich or Splash down could care less if I return, but maybe my opinion can prevent others from losing their hard earned money. Shame on you Splash Down.

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★★★☆☆

I know just what everyone is talking about. I had several issues myself. I should have learned from last year. The park was so busy and there was an individual directing traffic standing along side with a blue shirt manager. It is very hard for me to walk due to a muscle illness I have. I do not consider myself handicap but do hurt. I asked if I can drive in the park to see if there are closer parking spots. The boy was very rude to me, and when I asked his name he refused, he said he did not have to give me his name. I stated to the manager, Do you allow this from an employee, he said nothing. Finally I said I was reporting them both to the owner of Rocking Horse Ranch and they rudely walked away and the boy said..."I dont need to sit here and listen to this"...I guess the kids rule the park and the managers are in training..sad to say, I have yet toreceived a phone call form the owner. Its a shame. Its bad enough I was turned away three times with a season pass because they had too many people in park. Or for the fact when there was not enough people, they roped off the park. It is wrong for me and my family to pay for a pass, not be able to use it, and to be spoken to like a piece of garbage. I may not be rich or Splash down could care less if I return, but maybe my opinion can prevent others from losing their hard earned money. Shame on you Splash Down.

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This past summer I got the season passes when they were on sale early in the season. I have a 11 and 13 year old who get pretty board in the summer so the park worked great for us. We told friends about the discount season passes like in April I think it was and many got on board with it. In that instance, my friends and my children's friends could be there at the same time any given day, we'd even car pool sometimes, it was great really. I think the daily entrance fees are ridiculously too high though. But we went all summer long and had lots of fun and sun.

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★★★★☆

This past summer I got the season passes when they were on sale early in the season. I have a 11 and 13 year old who get pretty board in the summer so the park worked great for us. We told friends about the discount season passes like in April I think it was and many got on board with it. In that instance, my friends and my children's friends could be there at the same time any given day, we'd even car pool sometimes, it was great really. I think the daily entrance fees are ridiculously too high though. But we went all summer long and had lots of fun and sun.

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I visited Splashdown Beach yesterday (June 20, 2008) with 6 children. I have a habit of doing this because we live in Connecticut, and NY schools are still in session during this time period, so there are no lines, and it is easy to relax and have fun there.
This was not the case yesterday. They obviously changed their policies. They did not sell enough tickets, so they closed 1/2 the park at 1:30 telling people there were weather warnings. It was bright and sunny, and we stayed until 3:30 and there were no weather problems. The lifequards were talking from about noon on that they really wanted to go home (to each other) and they were watching the parking lot noticing that there were not many people. At 1:30, they roped off half the park - the half with the water slides, lazy river, and small children pools. They left us with the pirates plunge, wave pool and 1/2 pipe. These are items we do not even like. We really like the slides and the lazy river. Many of the life guards went home - like they had been planning.
This was my first miserable experience at the park in years. I will never go back, and will let everyone in my area of Connecticut know about how poor mangement??s judgement was to close the good 1/2 of the park because they were losing money on employees that day. At 3:00 pm they made an announcement that the park was closing at 4:00 (according to the calendar, it was supposed to be open until 7:00. )
I once loved this park, but if it does not sell enough tickets, they will close on you, and make up a weather excuse. I don??t like crowds and lines, so if that is what it takes to keep the park open, we certainly will not go. You would think that they make enough on the crowded days to cover the sparse days.
You are no longer permitted to bring your own food and drink, so they did make money on that.

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★★☆☆☆

I visited Splashdown Beach yesterday (June 20, 2008) with 6 children. I have a habit of doing this because we live in Connecticut, and NY schools are still in session during this time period, so there are no lines, and it is easy to relax and have fun there.
This was not the case yesterday. They obviously changed their policies. They did not sell enough tickets, so they closed 1/2 the park at 1:30 telling people there were weather warnings. It was bright and sunny, and we stayed until 3:30 and there were no weather problems. The lifequards were talking from about noon on that they really wanted to go home (to each other) and they were watching the parking lot noticing that there were not many people. At 1:30, they roped off half the park - the half with the water slides, lazy river, and small children pools. They left us with the pirates plunge, wave pool and 1/2 pipe. These are items we do not even like. We really like the slides and the lazy river. Many of the life guards went home - like they had been planning.
This was my first miserable experience at the park in years. I will never go back, and will let everyone in my area of Connecticut know about how poor mangement??s judgement was to close the good 1/2 of the park because they were losing money on employees that day. At 3:00 pm they made an announcement that the park was closing at 4:00 (according to the calendar, it was supposed to be open until 7:00. )
I once loved this park, but if it does not sell enough tickets, they will close on you, and make up a weather excuse. I don??t like crowds and lines, so if that is what it takes to keep the park open, we certainly will not go. You would think that they make enough on the crowded days to cover the sparse days.
You are no longer permitted to bring your own food and drink, so they did make money on that.

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The person who posted below is right -- this park has changed dramatically. And not for the better.

It used to be owned by the Cornell family, same guy who owned the roller skating rink up in Hyde Park, and he knew what he was doing with Splashdown in terms of gearing it toward parents with kids (i.e. families).

Then the guy who owns Rocking Horse Ranch bought it, and no matter how many improvements or additions he makes, the bottom line is that he let it change from a family-oriented place to one where teenagers and young adults rule the roost. And instead of having an enjoyable day out with small children, you have to be constantly on the watch for foul language and questionable behavior.

Too bad.

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★★☆☆☆

The person who posted below is right -- this park has changed dramatically. And not for the better.

It used to be owned by the Cornell family, same guy who owned the roller skating rink up in Hyde Park, and he knew what he was doing with Splashdown in terms of gearing it toward parents with kids (i.e. families).

Then the guy who owns Rocking Horse Ranch bought it, and no matter how many improvements or additions he makes, the bottom line is that he let it change from a family-oriented place to one where teenagers and young adults rule the roost. And instead of having an enjoyable day out with small children, you have to be constantly on the watch for foul language and questionable behavior.

Too bad.

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Splash Down was a favorite birthday and summer outing when I was younger. It is easy to get to located on Route 9 only 20 mins away from Newburgh. It has 3 great slides that we nicknamed as children: regular, turbo, and the tunnel. It also now has mini golf and bumper boats which should provide hours of fun on a hot day.

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★★★★★

Splash Down was a favorite birthday and summer outing when I was younger. It is easy to get to located on Route 9 only 20 mins away from Newburgh. It has 3 great slides that we nicknamed as children: regular, turbo, and the tunnel. It also now has mini golf and bumper boats which should provide hours of fun on a hot day.

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The first time I visited it was a nicely priced day trip for the kids. They are attempting to expand it and are now charging exhorbitant prices. It is no longer an affordable alternative to Great Adventure. Even though its a bit further away, I get more value for my money.

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★★★☆☆

The first time I visited it was a nicely priced day trip for the kids. They are attempting to expand it and are now charging exhorbitant prices. It is no longer an affordable alternative to Great Adventure. Even though its a bit further away, I get more value for my money.

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Splash Down has grown so much over the past few years. They have so many fun water slides for people of all ages. I was afraid to bring my little ones there but they had the best time. My advice is to go in the afternoon, around 2 because that is when all the camp groups leave and then it feels as if you have the whole park to yourself.

5
★★★★★

Splash Down has grown so much over the past few years. They have so many fun water slides for people of all ages. I was afraid to bring my little ones there but they had the best time. My advice is to go in the afternoon, around 2 because that is when all the camp groups leave and then it feels as if you have the whole park to yourself.

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If you're in the area, this is the perfect place to take the kids on a hot summer day. When I was last there, it was very children-oriented, but I've heard they've redone the place since then, gearing it more towards teenagers and young adults. That's another thing-it's difficult to go by reviews on here because they're constantly expanding. It's no Disney World, but it's still pretty good for a local waterpark. If you have a free day, I'd recommend making a visit to Splashdown.

4
★★★★☆

If you're in the area, this is the perfect place to take the kids on a hot summer day. When I was last there, it was very children-oriented, but I've heard they've redone the place since then, gearing it more towards teenagers and young adults. That's another thing-it's difficult to go by reviews on here because they're constantly expanding. It's no Disney World, but it's still pretty good for a local waterpark. If you have a free day, I'd recommend making a visit to Splashdown.

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On a date or with a family, this is a really neat, fun water park that has been expanding over the years. It opened with just three slides, and now has a mini golf course, arcade, slides, fun games to play and bumber boats. It is just an amazing place to spend the afternoon on a hot, sticky summers day. The prices are reasonable, and the staff is really friendly and considerate towards the customers. The life guards are knowledgable and always look alert and ready to help.

4
★★★★☆

On a date or with a family, this is a really neat, fun water park that has been expanding over the years. It opened with just three slides, and now has a mini golf course, arcade, slides, fun games to play and bumber boats. It is just an amazing place to spend the afternoon on a hot, sticky summers day. The prices are reasonable, and the staff is really friendly and considerate towards the customers. The life guards are knowledgable and always look alert and ready to help.

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