HARTSVILLE, S.C. - Neptune Island Waterpark is gearing up to open its gates to the public on May 19.


For those mateys that just cannot wait that long, the park will open up one day early on May 18, 2019 for its Season Pass Holder Day. This early preview day is for both 2018 and 2019 season pass holders.


The park will be open on Saturdays and Sundays only from May 19-June 2 and will be open daily from June 8 – Aug. 18. Last year’s shortened inaugural season drew some 60,000 guests and this year the park crew is anticipating more than 80,000 visitors for the season.


Crew members at Neptune Island have taken time the entire off season to plan and prep for the 80,000-plus guests that are projected to enter the park this year. Guests can look forward to the addition of a bridge over the Endless Abyss Lazy River to make navigating the park even easier. Neptune’s Patio has also been expanded for adult guests looking to retreat from the lounge chairs and waterslides.


The management team also grew in preparation for a great guest experience in the new season. Kelley Woodham, employee advocate, will be responsible for all employee relations to ensure that guests and employees have the best Neptune Island experience possible.


John Paulin, food and beverage manager, will oversee all food and beverage stations and employees to ensure that they are functioning as efficiently as possible.  Park officials say the additions of features and crew members will help make the second season even more of a success than the first.


Neptune Island has increased many of its programs this summer to increase the presence of community members in the park. The Splashin’ Grades Program is a new program that awards students from kindergarten through 12th grade that bring in their A or AB honor roll (or equivalent) report card for the fourth quarter with one free daily admission ticket from June 1 through June 30.

The business community also has numerous opportunities to partner with Neptune Island for benefits for their employees. The new Large Employer Season Pass program gives employers with 100 employees or more the opportunity to receive a discount on season passes. Look for all this and more at the island you’d definitely want to get stuck on this summer!

For more information about Neptune Island, please visit neptuneisland.com or follow Neptune Island on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.


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