Lost Island Theme Park Won’t Let Pandemic Stop Construction Plans
While the coronavirus pandemic may be halting plans, delaying openings, and canceling events for theme parks around the world, Lost Island, in Waterloo, Iowa continues to hold on strong.
Lost Island Theme Park, the planned $100 million, 90-acre theme park operated by the Bertch family, is still moving forward with construction.
The Courier recently reported COVID-19 hasn’t affected construction work being done on the theme park, or on contracts for planned rides.
“When something like this happens it gives you pause,” said Gary Bertch. “But we’re in so deep, we’ve already committed so much already.”
The theme park, located across Shaulis Road from Lost Island Waterpark, is expected to open in 2022 with thrill rides and other family entertainment.
The Courier also reported that Bertch and his family operate the Lost Island Waterpark, which is waiting to see if and when it will be able to open for the summer season given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis.
The Waterloo park will be divided into five different “lands” which will consist of a 30-acre lake.
The Bertch family plans for the theme park expansion have been in the works for more than 10 years, in hopes of enhancing tourism and quality of life in the Cedar Valley.
As of now, go-carts and miniature golf will probably remain closed until the middle of May. The waterpark is scheduled to open on June 5th.