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was a park in the SeaWorld
SeaWorld is a United States chain of marine mammal parks, oceanariums, and animal theme parks owned by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. The parks feature captive orca, sea lion, and dolphin shows and zoological displays featuring various other marine animals. There are operations in Orlando,...
chain of marine animal theme parks. The park opened in 1970 directly across from Geauga Lake in Aurora, Ohio
SeaWorld Ohio was sold for $110 million in cash to Six Flags
Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is the world's largest amusement park corporation based on quantity of properties and the fifth most popular in terms of attendance. The company maintains 14 properties located throughout North America, including theme parks, thrill parks, water parks and family...
in January, 2001 as a part of combining their Six Flags Ohio (Geauga Lake) park with SeaWorld to form a megapark known as Six Flags Worlds of Adventure
. During this era, the park became known as the "Wild Life" side of the park. Six Flags then realized the park was not successful and sold the megapark to Cedar Fair in 2004 for $145 million, in which the parks returned to its original name, Geauga Lake. Geauga Lake closed its doors for the last time in September 2007.
Cedar Fair was unsure of what to do with the SeaWorld side of the park. It was not until later that year when Cedar Fair announced the demolition of the park, replacing it with a brand new water park called Wildwater Kingdom
Wildwater Kingdom is a waterpark located in Aurora, Ohio, United States, originally founded in 1888 as Geauga Lake.Geauga Lake had operated primarily as an amusement park...
. Many buildings and parts of themes are implemented and still used in Wildwater Kingdom. Although Geauga Lake closed its doors, Wildwater Kingdom remains open.