It may be cold outside, but the hot topic of redesigning and improving Magic Waters’ and some of the most popular rides is in high speed. Magic Waters could have a different look next season. Here's why.


The Rockford Park District is meeting with some water park design experts to see how they can tweak the Splash Blaster waterslide for the better following several lawsuits filed against the water park this past summer. Also to get a fresh new look to the park.

According to WIFR TV-23, "Rockford Park District Executive Director Tim Dimke says redesigning the Splash Blaster is part of a $2 million project to give Magic Waters a mechanical facelift. According to Dimke, a lot of the equipment and rides are almost 20 years old and need to be re-done".

Taylor Weidman, Getty Images
Taylor Weidman, Getty Images

The Park District is also talking expansion of the water park. Thoughts are to make the kiddie pool and parts of the park intended for younger kids bigger. That has been overdue for many years as a parent.

The Park District Board will get final approval on all upgrades. First on the agenda will be to improve Splash Blaster by the opening of next season, otherwise the ride will probably remain closed. The expansion for the kiddie areas will probably happen the following season per the Park District.

What new rides or upgrades would you like to see at Magic Waters? Comment below.

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