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Schlitterbahn Water Park won't say whether it plans to open this year

Posted: 11:52 AM, Jan 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-11 17:52:03Z
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas, will not confirm whether it plans to open for the 2019 season.

“We have no announcements on our Kansas City property at this time,” Schlitterbahn spokeswoman Winter Prosapio said in an email.

Tickets and season passes are not available on Schlitterbahn’s website for the KCK location, though 2019 tickets are available online for the company’s four Texas locations.

Prosapio told the Associated Press that the Texas locations are a "focus."

In 2016, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab died on the water park’s Verruckt slide. Work began last fall to tear down the slide.

Multiple people still face criminal charges in connection with Schwab’s death, including co-owner Jeff Henry, Verruckt designer John Schooley and former manager Tyler Miles.

In October, a jury found two Schlitterbahn maintenance employees not guilty of lying to investigators following Schwab’s death.

Schlitterbahn declined to release 2018 attendance numbers to 41 Action News last year.

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