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In an announcement posted on Cedar Fair Entertainment's website site — wildwaterfun.com — on Friday (Aug. 19), the Sandusky-based company said Wildwater Kingdom water park in Aurora will not reopen after the 2016 season.
Its final day of operation will be Sept. 5.
"Cedar Fair has been working cooperatively with both Bainbridge Township and the city of Aurora to redevelop the entire property into what will best benefit the surrounding communities," the website announcement stated.
"After examining its long-range plans, Cedar Fair has determined that the time is right to begin this transition, and will continue to work together with community leadership in the positive future development of the property.
"Cedar Fair would like to thank the residents of Northeast Ohio for supporting Wildwater Kingdom each summer."
For more details on this story, keep an eye on the Advocate's website and its Aug. 24 print edition.