Massanutten review in the Post

Brent Finnegan -- January 3rd, 2007

To the delight of the Great Eastern Resort Corporation and the local tourism office, Massanutten Resort got a glowing review in today’s Washington Post. The main focus of the feature is the water park:

But the undisputed headliner of this show is the whacking [?] great water park a mile or so down the main road… the opaque white roof of the indoor facility looms like a glowing timber-frame pyramid. Three stories of arcades, eateries and gift shops overlook the main hall, where splashes and shouts fill the vast, hangar-like space.

But the article also mentions the “eye-popping $38 a day per person” admission fee to the park, and “traffic backups that can make a left turn a five-minute affair.” No mention of the short-term rental debate, which the Rockingham County BoS is supposed to make a decision on tonight during a closed session.

I’m sure the water park is great, but my snowboard is gathering dust…

-finnegan

2 Responses to “Massanutten review in the Post”

  1. Josh says:

    I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one that thinks it’s too expensive. Heck, I’ve even heard property owners say it’s too expensive at their discounted rate of $30/day. What would a “fair” price be? You could go to King’s Dominion for only $7 more per day (http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/news/stories/20061215_01.shtml).

    You can see a few more photos of the water park on this webpage:

    http://www.massresort.com/v.php?pg=30

    And here’s a link to the first page of the Washington Post article:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/01/02/AR2007010200980.html

  2. finnegan says:

    Link fixed. Thanks.

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