Daytona Lagoon reopens this weekend after hurricane damage
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s been a little over a month since Hurricane Ian battered Florida and a few weeks since Nicole made landfall. But one theme park on the coast has not reopened – until this weekend. Daytona Lagoon, a family-friendly waterpark in Daytona Beach, will resume park operations on Saturday and Sunday. Read: EPCOT: Month-long holiday Festival returning this weekWhile the park was closed, it experienced some changes, including bringing back the Rockwall and adding new flooring. returns to Gaylord Palms Resort this ChristmasIn honor of the reopening, guests can participate in half-off arcade games over the weekend.wftv.com
Daytona Lagoon waterpark to host job fair on Sunday
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The Daytona Lagoon waterpark is hosting a job fair this weekend to hire full and part-time seasonal employees for the 2022 season. The Daytona Lagoon job fair will be held Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.READ: Employers add 467K jobs despite economists predicting report to be the worst in years“This is a great opportunity for teenagers, young adults, and anyone in the area looking for a new job opportunity,” officials said. Photos: Daytona Lagoon waterparkExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 4 Daytona Lagoon waterparkVarious job positions are available, including lifeguards, admission cashiers, party hosts and more. Daytona Lagoon waterparkDaytona Lagoon is set to open on March 5 for the 2022 season. READ: Amazon raising price of Prime membership to $139 per yearMore information on the job fair can be found here.wftv.com
Meet ‘Sunny,’ Daytona Lagoon’s newest yeti mascot
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Lagoon water park unveiled Sunny, the park’s newest yeti mascot to the public on Friday. Children from Every Kid Swims organization meet Sunny and Shelly of the Daytona Tortugas on Friday, March 19 (Daytona Lagoon)“We are so grateful for the warm welcome that Sunny received from our Daytona Beach family,” says Tyler Currie, general manager of Daytona Lagoon. Daytona Lagoon is also offering season passes for the reduced rate of $75.99, which also includes a 2021 souvenir cup for free. Sunny the Yeti Mascot arrives at Daytona Lagoon water park (Daytona Lagoon)The park is operating under health and safety protocols, including reduced capacity, social distancing markers, temperature checks and increased sanitation stations. Click here for tickets and information to Daytona Lagoon Waterpark or the Family Entertainment Center.
Daytona Lagoon waterpark prepares for 2021 season opening
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla – Daytona Lagoon’s waterpark opens for the 2021 season on March 6. Daytona Lagoon (WKMG-TV)The park is introducing a new yeti mascot on March 19, the park said in a news release“Our new mascot is whimsical and fun,” said Tyler Currie, General Manager for Daytona Lagoon. “Daytona Lagoon is a safe place that families can come, relax, have fun and escape the day-to-day pressures of life. The person that submits the winning name will win four waterpark general admission tickets. AdClick here for tickets and information to Daytona Lagoon Waterpark or the Family Entertainment Center.
Lawsuit filed against Daytona Beach Lagoon after death of 5-year-old boy in wave pool
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Attorneys representing the parents of the 5-year-old boy who died in a wave pool is now suing Daytona Lagoon for negligence. The lawsuit claims Daytona Lagoon did not have adequate supervision or safety precautions when Kaiden Lawson drowned on Aug. 3, 2019. The wave pool was also very crowded with an “unsafe number of patrons,” according to the lawsuit. Daytona Beach Fire Department previously told News 6 the boy was swimming in the wave pool with his family before he was taken out. Daytona Lagoon asks all guests 42 inches tall or shorter to wear one as a safety precaution when choosing to enjoy its wave pool.
Free admission: It’s Teacher Appreciation Weekend at Daytona Lagoon
To recognize the hard work and dedication of teachers, Daytona Lagoon is hosting Teacher Appreciation Weekend. On Sept. 26 and 27, teachers can relax at the water park for free, after providing proof of employment, Daytona Lagoon announced in a news release. All other guest admission costs $19.99. [TRENDING: 10-foot bull shark attacks snorkeler in Fla. | Seminole High School student killed in crash | Fla. strip club fights to lower dancer age to 18]“Teachers are an important part of the community and society,” said Tyler Currie, general manager of Daytona Lagoon. Daytona Lagoon will then operate with limited operation on Saturday and Sundays through Oct. 11 with $15.99 Pool Daze.
Daytona Lagoon water park reopens to families looking to make a splash
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. For families looking to escape the Florida heat and enjoy some fun in the sun, Daytona Lagoon has announced its reopening on Friday. Like other major attractions in the Sunshine State opening during the coronavirus pandemic, capacity at the water park will be limited. Anyone wanting to splish and splash will need to have their temperature checked before entering the park. The Daytona Lagoon water park opens Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Daytona Lagoon took to Facebook to announce the much-needed news. For more information about Daytona Lagoons opening procedures, click or tap here.
Visitors excited over Daytona Lagoons reopening amid coronavirus pandemic
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Visitors like 11-year-old Bobby Bond eagerly waited in line on Friday morning, ready for Daytona Lagoon to open its doors for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic closed them a couple of months ago. COVID-19 shut down the water park in late March and since then, management said they have created an even safer and cleaner space for staff and guests. Alexander said he appreciates the smaller crowds for now and how the water park is trying to keep people safe, but said its not just their responsibility. Don't come to the water park while I'm here please. Currie said it's been a long couple of months and they're ready to welcome everyone to their improved facility.
Daytona Lagoon water park to reopen soon, implements new safety procedures
click to enlarge Image via Daytona LagoonDaytona Beach water park, Daytona Lagoon, is "eagerly awaiting the safe reopening from state and local authorities" and is implementing additional improvements to its already stringent health and hygienic procedures to ensure everyones safety. As the park gets ready to welcome back its hundreds of employed local residents and guests, Daytona Lagoon proudly emphasizes that they exceed the safety and health standards set by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). click to enlarge Image via Daytona LagoonThe water park ensures that, according to the CDC, transmission of COVID-19 in properly operated and maintained pools should kill the virus, and guests should not worry about contracting the virus in any of the parks pool. Daytona Lagoon even clarifies that the "water park meets and exceeds" the CDCs pool water treatment guidelines.General manager Tyler Currie stated that all team members will go through necessary training to ensure all procedures are followed correctly. While in the park, Daytona Lagoon encourages guests to social distance from other groups, wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, utilize the hand sanitizer stations.orlandoweekly.com
Boy who drowned at Daytona Lagoon was underwater for about 4 minutes
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A boy who drowned in a wave pool at Daytona Lagoon was likely underwater for four or five minutes before he was pulled out, according to records from Daytona Beach Fire Rescue. A witness said the Lawson, who is from Nassau County, was underwater for four or five minutes, but that time was approximate. As he walked back to the wave pool, he saw a man carrying Lawson out of the water. The man jumped into the water and flagged down a lifeguard, together they pulled Lawson out of the water. Tyler Currie, general manager of Daytona Lagoon, said the park will conduct an investigation into what happened.
Boy drowns in Daytona Beach wave pool
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - A 5-year-old boy drowned at a Daytona Beach wave pool Saturday, according to the Daytona Beach Fire Department. The boy was swimming in the wave pool at Daytona Lagoon with his family before he was taken out and lifeguards administered CPR just before 1 p.m., according to authorities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family right now, says Tyler Currie, general manager of Daytona Lagoon. This is a tragedy that leaves us all with heavy hearts.It's unclear if the waves were running when the boy drowned, according to Currie. The water park did not close after the incident, but a representative told News 6 the park plans to conduct their own review of what happened.
In Daytona Lagoon wave pool drowning, father told police he briefly looked away
Father said he thought his 6-year-old son had gotten out of wave pool and walked to playground at Daytona Lagoon but then saw witness taking child out of water. DAYTONA BEACH Douglas Moffett, a doctor from Leesburg, knew something was terribly wrong when he saw another man carrying a child out of the wave pool at Daytona Lagoon. Farrell then walked around the wave pool area when he saw a man carrying Kaiden out of the water. That man said he had been walking around the wave pool when he noticed Kaiden floating face down in the water. The normal contingent of three lifeguards were stationed at the wave pool at that time, one at the "beach end" and two along the wall of the pool, which was not crowded, Currie said.news-journalonline.com
Boy drowns in Daytona Beach wave pool
DAYTONA BEACH - A 5-year-old boy drowned at a Daytona Beach wave pool Saturday, according to the Daytona Beach Fire Department. The boy was swimming in the wave pool at Daytona Lagoon with his family before he was taken out and lifegaurds administered CPR just before 1 p.m., according to authorities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family right now, says Tyler Currie, general manager of Daytona Lagoon. This is a tragedy that leaves us all with heavy hearts.It's unclear if the waves were running when the boy drowned, according to Currie. The boy was not wearing a lifej acket because he was in an area where one wasn't required, Currie said.
Boy, 5, drowns at Daytona Lagoon, officials say
Victim was pulled out of the wave pool and lifeguards, along with a doctor at the scene, administered CPR, according to general manager. DAYTONA BEACH A 5-year-old boy drowned Saturday at Daytona Lagoon in spite of efforts from paramedics, lifeguards and a physician at the scene who helped administer CPR after he was pulled out of the wave pool, authorities said. One of the guests, a doctor, helped lifeguards with chest compressions as they waited for first responders to arrive, witnesses said. According to a 2016 story from the Associated Press, roughly 1,300 water parks operated in North America in 2015, an increase of about 30% from a decade earlier. In June 2018, a derailment on the Sandblaster roller coaster at the Daytona Beach Boardwalk resulted in six people being hospitalized.ocala.com