Waterpark Boosts North Texas Yogi Park
The Pirate’s Cove waterpark in Burleson, Texas, is producing a big boost in business for North Texas Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, which is located next door.
“Business has just been incredible, just incredible,” said Steve Stafford, general manager of North Texas Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, which opened the Pirate’s Cove family entertainment center on May 4.
“People have been coming from just 10 or 20 miles away to camp just so they can visit Pirate’s Cove,” Stafford stated in a news release.
The surge in business has not only filled Jellystone Park’s 235 campsites, but its rental accommodations as well. The campground has 37 cabins as well as 18 RV rentals.
“We had weekends where we had every RV rental and every cottage full,” Stafford said.
Pirate’s Cove features a 26,000-square-foot, 36-foot high interactive water play park with seven waterslides plus interactive features, including a pirate-themed structure, a floating lily pad, a ropewalk, 28 cabanas and an activity pool.
The entertainment complex also has a 13,500-square-foot family entertainment center called Pirate’s Cove Fun Zone. It includes a 28-foot climbing structure, mini bowling, laser tag, a froghopper ride and more than 40 interactive and arcade games.
Pirate’s Cove includes both wet and dry play areas as well as a food court with varied menu options.
Now that summer is ending, Pirate’s Cove is open only on weekends through the end of September. But Stafford said Pirate’s Cove will likely open again for Spring Break before resuming normal operations in May.
Meanwhile, the Burleson campground is planning a series of late summer and fall activities to keep its guests entertained. Weekend activities will include a Wild West themed weekend Sept. 28-30 with performances by a trick roping team as well as the Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association.
Every weekend in October will also have Halloween themed events, including magic pumpkin patch activities, costume contests, a barrel train, haunted “hey, hey, hey” rides as well as “Scaryoke Karaoke” activities. Other onsite activities include arts and crafts, movies and story times with Yogi. Friday activities will include trick or treating in the park and a campfire with s’mores and a “hey, hey, hey” ride to a haunted hill to see a scary movie
About Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts
Launched in 1969, the Jellystone Park system is the second largest chain of campgrounds in the United States, boasting 78 campgrounds with more than 15,000 campsites in 30 states and Canada. Its camp-resorts are among the best campgrounds in the industry with a quality reputation for being fun, friendly, clean and service-oriented parks. Additionally, each Jellystone Park is themed with Yogi Bear elements providing instant recognition and consumer appeal. It is truly a place “Where You Camp With Friends.” Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts are franchised through Leisure Systems, Inc. (LSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Park River Corp, Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit www.campjellystone.com