Readers' Opinions

From Nick Dakuginow on April 7, 2010 at 9:19 AM
That fingerprint payment is an awesome concept.
From Anthony Murphy on April 7, 2010 at 9:23 AM
Really Cool!

Is it indoors or is it going to be a seasonal park?

From Nigel Smith on April 7, 2010 at 10:10 AM
Looks outdoors

http://www.calypsopark.com/

From Joshua Counsil on April 7, 2010 at 10:35 AM
Yeah! First Blog Flume post! Thanks for posting it, Robert.

It's outdoors and seasonal. Unfortunately, as demonstrated by the construction delays, Ottawa is not known for its good weather. This is probably why they explicitly state on their website that the park is open throughout the summer, rain or shine, and does not offer rain checks. Also, the pools are heated.

The park itself seems to be the standard fare you would expect at most themed water parks, but I thought I'd submit this article for the fingerprint system alone.

From Anthony Murphy on April 7, 2010 at 11:28 AM
Yeah, thats what I was wondering because Canada is, well, not usually warm all year round!

But its good to see new things being put in Ottawa. Gotta put that on my list too after Holiday World!

From Mark Migliaccio on April 7, 2010 at 12:29 PM
Sounds like an interesting concept. I wonder if any parks here would start scanning fingerprints. I know my grocery store lets you do that. BTW What were the bilingual concerns?
From Joshua Counsil on April 7, 2010 at 1:02 PM
SunnyLand Amusement Resort was the original name for the resort. However, because of the park's proximity to Quebec, and because Ottawa is an overly-sensitive government town, the name was changed to Calypso, which is a shared English-French term.