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Park News 2020-08-01T10:22:38-04:00

SEVEN EXTRA PARK OPEN DATES HAVE BEEN ADDED TO OUR OPERATING CALENDAR!

Due to the delay of the school opening dates, we have added seven more open days to our operating calendar.  The following dates have been added:  August 7, 10, 13, 14, 17, 20 and 21.  We hope you’ll join us for more summer fun on these additional open dates!

KEEPING OUR GUESTS SAFE

Our family is determined and dedicated to providing safe, clean fun for our loyal season pass holders and all guests. The safety and health of our employees and guests is our top priority.

Due to new procedures, all guests should expect longer-than-normal wait times when entering the park, purchasing tickets, processing season passes, checking in to cabanas and canopies, purchasing food and drinks and experiencing our attractions.  We will continue to improve these processes and thank you for your patience.

Social distancing will be required for all guests and team members.  We will promote social distancing through signage, audio announcements, ground markers and the spacing of entry points, open seats, etc. Please remember that social distancing is a shared responsibility between our guests and the park.  We will provide guidance, but we count on our guests to follow this guidance in order to maintain the safest park possible.

Season Passes:

Season passes purchased through June 8, 2020 will be valid for one full season starting June 29, 2020 and expiring June 29, 2021.  A “remaining 2021 season” pass will be available at a special price for passes expiring June 29, 2021 for those that want to purchase the remainder of the 2021 season.

Season pass holders who choose not to use their season pass at all in the 2020 season will be allowed to roll that pass over to the 2021 season.

For those who have not yet purchased a season pass, a shortened season HALF Pass 2020 will be available.  The HALF Pass 2020 is available for $49.99 and will be valid from June 29 through September 19, 2020. Visit our calendar for updated hours with NEW extended days.

Season pass holders will be allowed early entry into the park each day to purchase lockers and select seating in the waterpark.  Early entry will begin 15 minutes before the park opens to the public.  Rides, slides and pools will open at the normal park opening time.

 

NEW SAFTEY GUIDELINES

Park Capacity Limitations:

The number of guests each day will be limited.  We have implemented a new Reservation System for season pass holders.  Season pass holders will simply click the link on our website for “Pass Holder Reservations” and follow the prompts.  Bring your reservation printout with you to the park.

Daily tickets and Two-day Play Passes are recommended to be purchased online. Bring your ticket printout with you to the park.

Guests without a reservation or ticket are not guaranteed admittance if park capacity limits have already been reached that day. The reservation system will also provide the means for contact tracing should that be necessary.

Daily Wellness Checks:

Guests and team members will be asked to answer screening questions before entering the park. Team members will have their temperatures checked and anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be sent home. The screening questions include the following:

Have you experienced any of the following signs or symptoms within the last 72 hours?

–Temperature at or greater than 100.4 degrees

–Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

–Coughing

–Muscle pain

–Repeated shaking with chills

–Headache

–Sore throat

–New loss of taste or smell

Have you had close contact with any person known to have COVID-19 or that has demonstrated any of the signs or symptoms within the last 72 hours?

Have you traveled on any cruise ship, including river cruises, or performed any international travel with the last 14 days?

Answering yes to any of these questions may prevent you from entering the park.  The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age with who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.  There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 while in any public place where people are present.  By visiting our park, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Social Distancing Required:

Guests are required to maintain six feet of social distance from other guests.  You will notice lots of signage reminding guests to practice proper social distancing.  The only exceptions will be for family units that live together.  Families that come to the park will be allowed to sit together, ride together, slide together, etc.  Social distancing will be accomplished through ground markers, modified ride loading, park capacity limits, and requiring six-feet of social distance in ride lines, food lines, admission lines, show seating, and in all water park areas.  Chairs in our water park will be spaced in family sections of five each to accomplish social distancing.

Face Masks Required:

All employees will be required to wear face masks while working to the extent possible.  There will be protective shields between employees and guests at all point of sale locations. Employee team members will be educated about illness prevention, preparedness and response.

Guests are strongly encouraged to wear face masks between rides and slides.  Due to safety constraints, face masks are not permitted in the water, on water slides and on certain rides.

Sanitizing Procedures:

We have been sanitizing surfaces in our park and have trained staff on proper cleaning procedures to follow to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  We are using a disinfectant product, increasing the frequency and duration of cleaning procedures and are adding alcohol-based hand sanitizing stations all over the park.

The CDC states, “Proper operation, maintenance and disinfection (e.g. with chlorine and bromine) of pools and hot tubs should remove or deactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.  We will achieve social distancing in our pools by limiting capacity levels.  Tubes and life jackets will be sanitized with a chlorine solution and we ask all guests to use a towel on all pool furniture. Pool chairs will be sanitized daily and throughout the day.

We plan on making up for lost time by adding on more open days in August if school calendars permit us to do so.  The summer will be different, but we believe you will still make awesome memories and have tons of laughing, splashing fun. Our family looks forward to entertaining your family soon.

See you soon,

The Dallas Jones Family

HALF SEASON PASS NOW AVAILABLE FOR $49.99

Buy your HALF season pass for laughing, splashing fun June 29 through Sept. 19, 2020.  Purchase your half season pass and get the remainder of the 2020 season for just $49.99.

What does your 2020 HALF season pass include?

  • Unlimited visits to Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon
  • Free parking all season
  • Free sunscreen and tubes to all of our guests
  • 2 “Half Price Coupons” to bring a friend, good any day the park is open.  A $38 value!
  • 1 “Bring a Friend for Free” ticket valid any day of the season!  A $38 value! (Passholder must be present to use.)
  • A Buy One, Get One free small Dippin’ Dots
  • A Buy One, Get One coupon for a Go-Cart ride
  • A Buy One, Get One coupon for a Lazer Fury 360 ride
  • 20% off one item in the gift shop (excludes rentals)

There simply is no other pass that can match those perks!

Season Pass holder must be present and show pass to redeem these offers.

Buy Season Pass Now >

Cabana and Canopy Rentals for 2020

We’re happy to continue cabana and canopy rentals for 2020.  Make your family day really special by adding a cabana or canopy rental.  Enjoy privacy, shade, special furnishings and your place to call “home” for the day.  Cabanas and canopies must be rented on line. 2020 link will be added soon.

Cabanas:                          Weekday Price                  Weekend/Holiday Price

Lazy River Cabana 1                                  $99                                               $159
Lazy River Cabana 2                                  $99                                               $159
Lazy River Cabana 3                                  $99                                               $159
Lazy River Cabana 4                                  $99                                               $159
Tiki Island Cabana 5                                  $99                                               $159
Tiki Island Cabana 6                                  $99                                               $159

All cabanas are equipped with a dining table and four chairs, 3 chaise lounge chairs, a side table, a private locking box, complementary souvenir bottle ($10 value per bottle) for each member of your party (up to 6 bottles).  You get $1 refills on your souvenir bottles all season long!  Wristbands are required to occupy a cabana and each cabana comes with up to 8 wristbands.

All Beech Bend Park rules apply to the cabanas, so you may not bring in any outside food or drinks.  Cabanas operate on the same schedule as Splash Lagoon (please check our operating calendar for more information).  There are no refunds on cabana rentals, including for inclement weather.

Canopies:                       Weekday Price                  Weekend/Holiday Price

Canopy 1                                                       $39                                               $49
Canopy 2                                                       $39                                               $49
Canopy 3                                                       $39                                               $49
Canopy 4                                                       $39                                               $49
Canopy 5                                                       $39                                               $49

All canopies are equipped with 2 chaise lounge chairs, a side table, and 2 complementary souvenir bottles ($10 value per bottle).  You get $1 refills on your souvenir bottles all season long!  Wristbands are required to occupy a canopy and each canopy comes with up to 4 wristbands.

All Beech Bend Park rules apply to the canopies, so you may not bring in any outside food or drinks.  Canopies operate on the same schedule as Splash Lagoon (please check our operating calendar for more information).  There are no refunds on canopy rentals, including for inclement weather.

11th Annual Band and Choral Festival Cancelled Due to Covid 19

Each year hundreds of band and choir students come to Beech Bend Park to compete in the Band and Choral Festival.  The 11th annual Festival scheduled for May 8th and 9th, 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

The 2021 Band and Choral Festival has been scheduled for May 7 & 8th, 2021.  Each day is a separate competition so each group can choose the date that works best for them.  The adjudication takes place on Beech Bend Park’s WBKO Entertainment Stage.  Each group receives a trophy with the rating of superior, excellent, good or fair and will be ranked within their division.  Groups can enjoy all the rides and attractions Beech Bend Park has to offer before and after their performance time.  All groups come together at the end of the day for an Awards Ceremony.

Click Here for Band and Choral Information

Special School Field Trip Education Days Make Learning FUN!

Special School Field Trip Education Days are ever-changing due to the Covid 19 Pandemic.  Please check this page often for updates on opening dates for the 2020 season.  Early season special school rate is just $19.99.  Add a lunch ticket for just $4 more!

School Group Dates for 2020:

Beech Bend Park Only – May 20, 21 and 22

Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon – May 16, 17, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and June 1 through 8

A school field trip to Beech Bend Park is both educational and fun. We offer a special magic show promoting self-esteem and drug awareness and also can provide a Science Guide for students and teachers.  Please call the Park office at 270-781-7634 for more information.

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Special Girl Scout and Boy Scout Family Days

Treat your Scouts and their families to a special day at a special price.

Call Sherry Clouse at 270-779-5203 for more information.

Exclusive camping deal for Boy & Girl Scouts! For more information, please call the campground office at 270-781-7634.

Cyclone Saucer at Splash Lagoon | Beech Bend Amusement Park - Bowling Green, KY

Golden Ticket Awards – Cyclone Saucers named Top 3 Best New Water Ride

In a ceremony held recently, the 19th annual Golden Ticket Awards were announced. The Golden Ticket Awards were presented by Amusement Today. Amusement Today is the world’s leading amusement park/water park business journal. The Golden Ticket Awards have become the industry’s most prestigious awards, equivalent to the “Oscar.” Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon’s “Cyclone Saucers” received high marks in the “Best New Water Park Ride” category. “Cyclone Saucers” tied for the No. 3 spot for the new water slide, the first of its kind in North or South America. “Cyclone Saucers” is part of a new four slide complex opened in 2016. Beech Bend’s Kentucky Rumbler was also ranked as the 48th Best Wooden Coaster in the world! “Hundreds of wooden coasters were considered for these awards. We knew we had a winner with the Kentucky Rumbler the very first time we rode it, but it is gratifying to know the rest of the world agrees,” commented Dallas Jones, park president. The Kentucky Rumbler has ranked in the Top 50 every year since it was built in 2006. The Kentucky Rumbler was built by Great Coasters International, Inc. Go to the Rides and Attractions page for fun coaster facts.

History Making Splash Lagoon Expansion a Big Hit!

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Beech Bend Park’s largest water park expansion in park history is NOW OPEN. The multi-million dollar expansion includes Cyclone Saucers, the FIRST EVER North American installation of ProSlide’s FlyingSAUCER ride. This history-making, ground breaking water slide will offer a very unique ride experience. Riders will fly around the edge of three “flying saucers” at high speeds. At nearly 500 feet long with a 55 foot elevation change, Cyclone Saucers is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

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There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present. For the safety of all guests and employees, we have increased all health and safety measures. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Guests should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19. By visiting the park, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

View our updated safety guidelines here!