DAfter being closed all of 2020, Water World reopened its iron gates to guests on Saturday morning.

The water park served as a COVID-19 testing site until March 2021, but now it’s back to serving its original purpose.

Season pass holders were welcomed Saturday morning around 9:15 a.m., while daily guests were allowed inside around 10 a.m.

Among those season pass holders, the Kuebler family, who’d bought passes for 2020, but were unable to use them until now.

“It was a little bit of heartbreak because it was going to be a birthday present for summer birthdays. So, we had to go with plan B of finding something to do in the backyard,” said Erin Kuebler. “We’re happy to be back at the swimming pools and ready for some slides.”

Kuebler said she decided to surprise her children with the season passes after they’d spent the past year mostly indoors.

“I just went straight to getting ready,” said her son, Knox, when he found out they’d be visiting the park Saturday.

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