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05/24/04

Master Blaster Grounded Until 2005

The Gulf Islands Water Park group boldly said its master blaster water ride would make a big splash by Memorial Day.  Then opening day got postponed until July.  Now, the master blaster won't leave the launching pad until 2005.

On Monday, water park executives said building the sportsplex complex by this summer was an impossible task.  Tom South admitted that opening a world class park in less than six months was "too ambitious."  So his group put off the opening until the spring of 2005.  That gives Gulf Islands almost a year to pour foundations, and construct the water rides.

South said the company's timeline ran into trouble when design engineers discovered elevation changes on the Gulfport property that they didn't plan for. 

The Gulf Islands group is paying a monthly lease to Gulfport. The city will also receive three dollars per person once the water park opens. 

The $7.5 million water park will be at the Gulfport Sportsplex.  Developers said they're spending an additional $1.5 million to build four lane entrances from Landon Road and Canal Road.

by Brad Kessie

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