Water World will not Open this Season in Denver

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

Our largest family and first publicly-owned water park (Water World)  in the Denver metro area will not open for the 2020 summer season.   It was determined there was no way to social distance (and for sure not wear a mask) and enjoy the sun and water during the summer to keep everyone safe.  With over 70 acres, they thought of safety and sanitation for the entire park. 

 

In past years, they have shoveled snow and still gotten the park open for guests, but this year they struggled with the Coronavirus still among us.   This is tough, as they employ 800 employees every season, and now they all have to find another job.

 

 

Some of the local pools around the Denver metro area are still working on the details to try and open for the season.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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That is crazy, but the biggest issue is finding people to work. Since they do not know who will show up, it puts the business in a bad position.

May 21, 2020 06:57 AM #1
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Lottie Kendall
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Many long-standing traditions in our area will not be happening this year either, like the free outdoor Sunday concerts at Stern Grove, an  annual event since 1938.

May 21, 2020 07:05 AM #2
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Joan Cox
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Jeff, I agree, and I personally would not want to work with the public in masses right now.

May 21, 2020 07:43 AM #3
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Joan Cox
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Lottie Kendall it is tough seeing these traditions not happening this year.

May 21, 2020 07:44 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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This is sad news to share. Many business plans are being changed.

May 21, 2020 08:01 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Joan... I'm sure there's a lot of disappointed kids out there today. I was just thinking about our Carowinds Park the other day when I drove by. No news yet as to its opening or not... and it's packed, packed, packed during spring and summer season normally.

May 21, 2020 08:02 AM #6
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Joan Cox - that is major with over 800 employees affected.  I hope they open next season.

May 21, 2020 08:27 AM #7
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Joan Cox
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Roy, and I hope they stay in business.  One full year of no business could put a business out of business.

May 21, 2020 09:34 AM #8
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Joan Cox
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Nina, so is Water World, and people flock there all summer long.  Just sad.

May 21, 2020 09:34 AM #9
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Joan Cox
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Grant, I do too, and not go under.

May 21, 2020 09:35 AM #10
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Pat Champion
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What a shame for this business and the employees. I have a feeling this will happen to a lot of great companies.

May 21, 2020 09:54 AM #11
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Joan Cox
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Pat, we have already heard of a few that won't be reopening again.  very sad....

May 21, 2020 09:59 AM #12
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I'm guessing it would be tough to try to manage social distancing at one of these venues. It is sad though, sure is unbelievable how quickly life has changed. 

May 21, 2020 10:09 AM #13
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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I agree, this is sad news for the locals and especially the 800 employees.

May 22, 2020 06:10 AM #14
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Brian England
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That looks like a fun place to spend the summer so it is very sad that it will not open up for the summer this year.

May 22, 2020 06:27 AM #15
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Wayne Johnson
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Joan Cox this is one year that will go down in history as a historical milestone. I never thought a year to dwarf Sept 11, 2001 would occur less than 20 years later.

May 22, 2020 01:46 PM #16
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Joan Cox
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Debb, it is sad, but you are right, cannot really do social distancing.

May 23, 2020 08:54 AM #17
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Joan Cox
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor® and the 800 employees are mostly kids working for the season.  

May 23, 2020 08:54 AM #18
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Joan Cox
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Brian, this is a very popular summer place to go and get cooled off! 

May 23, 2020 08:55 AM #19
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Joan Cox
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Wayne Johnson you are right, and a good way to describe it! 

May 23, 2020 08:55 AM #20
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