Amusement park in Ohio to remove rides, expand water park

CINCINNATI (AP) — An amusement park in Ohio says it will soon begin removing all of the rides in its amusement section and focus on expanding its water-park area.

The Sunlite Water Adventure area's transformation will take five years to complete, with a plan to culminate with the Sunlite Pool's 100th anniversary celebration in 2025.

The park will begin removing rides when it closes for the summer on Sept. 21.

Coney Island's president and CEO, Rob Schutter Jr., says the park made the decision after surveying visitors and finding they were more interested in the water park than in rides.

The park hasn't released specific details about the planned changes.

Park spokesman Shawn Maus told WVXU-TV that all the rides will be dismantled and sold to other amusement parks.

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Information from: WVXU-FM, http://www.xstarnet.com

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