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Delay of Schlitterbahn Water Park Expected to End Soon

It's looking like the $110M Schlitterbahn Water Park in Fort Lauderdale will finally get the go ahead. The park, which will be located next to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, has been in the works for three years now. Construction has been held up while waiting for approval from the Federal Aviation Administration who gave the land to the city for aviation use. Summers in Fort Lauderdale will be a whole lot more fun with this new addition, especially because it's been about 20 years since Broward County has had a water park. Schlitterbahn Fort Lauderdale is set to boast water coasters that shoot patrons up slides as well as down, a not-so-lazy river ride with rapids and drops, and treehouse hotel rooms lining the planned resort. It will be more than double the size of Rapids Water Park in Riviera Beach, the current largest water park in South Florida. But, won't be able to boast having the "World's Tallest" Slide due to FAA height restrictions. Officials are hopeful approval could come from the FAA this month, leading to its final local approvals, and then ultimately construction.
· FAA Delay Of $110M Schlitterbahn Water Park May Soon End [ecMiami]
—Sean Michael O'Hagan