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May 27, 2009

Illinois' Largest Outdoor Waterpark Raging Waves Opens May 30

Yorkville, IL -- The newest and largest outdoor waterpark in Illinois, Raging Waves, kicks off its second season on Saturday, May 30 at 10:00 am. Nearly 300,000 people are expected to visit the Australian themed waterpark this summer that has been recently named "the top Illinois Summer Destination" by USA Today.

"We look forward to a great summer at Raging Waves. We are preparing to help each family create unique memories that will last a lifetime," says Raging Waves owner Randy Witt. "Our hope is that visitors will have an unforgettable experience at Raging Waves and make a day here, with us, a summer tradition."

Raging Waves' 18 slides, including the Boomerang tornado ride featuring a four-story drop into a 60-foot tunnel, are all ready to open. The park also offers a kids' splash area, interactive water play structure, lazy river and wave pool.

Raging Waves is located on 40 acres in Yorkville, 45 minutes west of the Chicago loop. For more information, visit

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