Water Park Development Consultants

Leisure Business Advisors LLC (LBA) conducts the feasibility study, the first step in starting a new water park. Industry consultants typically prepare this study for the developer, and it is generally required by investors and financing institutions. Selected past water park consulting projects are described below. All involved John Gerner, LBA's managing director.

Water Park Expert Testimony (Niagara Falls, New York  USA)

LBA was retained by Empire State Development Corporation, a public authority of the state of New York, to evaluate the feasibility of reopening Fallsville Splash Park in Niagara Falls. It was the subject of a New York State Supreme Court case. John Gerner served as an expert witness in tourist attraction development in this court case in early 2009. Harris Beach was the attorney for this state authority and the main client contact. In the court's decision filed on April 5, 2010, it states "the Court places additional reliance on the testimony of John Gerner. Mr. Gerner is a leisure industry expert." Click here for the court's decision.

Boardwalk at Hersheypark (Hershey, Pennsylvania  USA)

The Boardwalk at Hersheypark is a water park area of the theme park that opened in 2007. It includes a wave pool, lazy river, seven slides, and a children's play area. Gerner Consulting evaluated the market and financial potential of water park activities for Hersheypark management as a subcontractor to Economics Research Associates.

Morgan County Aquatic Center (Madison, Georgia  USA)

The Morgan County Aquatic Center opened in 2009, and is a public facility operated by the Morgan County Parks and Recreation Department. LBA conducted a feasibility study for the aquatic center as a subcontractor to Doran & Karwoski, Inc.

More Information

Click on one of these links for additional information. We are pleased to present Leisure Development Pulse to help inform prospective developers. It showcases selected new attractions worldwide. Details includes name, location, year opened, size, and cost.  Onsite videos are shown, if available.

Contact Information

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Leisure Business Advisors LLC
2010 Princess Anne Avenue
Richmond, VA  23223  USA

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