PEKIN, Ill. — The DragonLand Water Park in Pekin is closing down its larger slides for the summer due to damaged pumps.
The Pekin Park District on Tuesday said the water park will operate this summer without the large body slide and tube slide. Monday, the pumps that operate the large slides, suddenly failed.
After consulting with the experts who originally built DragonLand, the park district said it was determined the pumps were damaged beyond repair. They will need to be replaced entirely, and officials said it will take months to complete the large scale project.
Due to the loss of the slides for the 2019 season, admission to DragonLand Water Park will be discounted to $4.50 per person with children age three and under still free.
Although the slides will not be operational this summer, the pool and small Dragon Slide are currently operational and will remain open during regular public swim hours beginning this Saturday.
The park district said it has also been looking at ways to fund a complete revamp of its mechanical system after the 2019 season to be ready for the 2020 season and another several years after.