Initially I thought not going after the Buffet/Margartavila branding was a mistake. Now, tho, I realize that fan base is already well served by existing water parks, and H2O Live doesn't have the money to compete in that league.The tech is built into the park and was one of the first things installed after breaking ground. There are a million different pvc pipes with wires inside buried underneath the park. This isn’t a rash thing they decided to incorporate last minute but rather a decision made early on to seperate it from other parks. Whether it ends up successful or Tapu Tapu-esque will have to be seen.
This, tho. This is brilliantly aimed square at tweens, teens and cash-strapped 20-somethings, three groups traditionally underserved by Orlando. I heard a group of CMs the other night at the movies gushing over the $20 a month for 4 months AP (remember CMs blocked out of Disney water parks all Summer). I know this is a Universal/Disney board and it's fun to slag on Fun Spot, but try getting a parking spot there Friday night. I suspect this will do quite well, as will the various restaurants. Locals and a surprising number of tourists can't afford the big two, at least no more than a day there. This park will have a ton of social media presence to let them know it's around.