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Pleasure Island Water Park

Address: 99 E. Pontaluna Rd.
City: Norton Shores State: MI Zip: 49444 Phone:  
County: Muskegon
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Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 18094

9/23/2016 - Sonya Johnson
I really like the Haunted Forrest they would have at Pleasure Island during Halloween. It was really scary. There were shallow graves that people would pop out of and chase you. I also remember someone chasing me with a chainsaw. I thought my friend was holding on to me in fear, and it was one of the workers dressed like a demon.

That scared the mess out of me.
8/9/2013 - Jack Hille
Looking for picture of 1969 SC/Rambler from 1969 to 1971. Raced under the dealership name of Kryza AMC Fenton Mi, also raced at Lapeer and Tri City. Car was drive by Jack Whatt.
11/23/2010 - Sarah
I worked there the last summer they opened. Michigan Adventure built a water park right around that same time and it really put a crunch on the water park. the summer of 1997 was there last summer and it was very cold and not a lot of people went. the group that bought the park had every intention of tearing the place down and building a housing development. it wasn't suppose to be that summer but because of the weather and the growing bad economy in Michigan they closed it.

it remained an abandoned park for the nest few summers. broke in once to look around in early 2000. around that same time the development company began tearing down the park. the slides were all sold to the double jj ranch in new berry.

4/22/2010 - Barry W
I always wondered what happened to Pleasure Island. A group of friends and I went there summer of 1992 and had a really great time before our senior year of high school. I forgot my contact lens case and bought a shot glass to hold them. I recently moved and found that glass in the back of the cupboard. That was a great time, the blackhole ride was the best.

3/19/2010 - Tim C
hey all, I''ve been doing research for a documentary I''m going to be filming this summer about Abandoned Michigan Water parks and fun parks. I too was a big fan of Pleasure Island and found this site while looking up info on the park. I have two brochures on the park from 1993 and they have aerial maps that show where all the slides were. I used Google maps to find current aerial shots of the land the park was on and compared those with the brochures. The pics that are currently up on this site depicting the way the park looks today are not very accurate.

The park was located further toward Little Black Lake. From the current pics I found, it looks as though the land where the slides were located, still remains vacant, and the subdivision was built around that land. If anyone has any photos of the park with the slides, or has ANY info I could use for my movie, I would be very grateful. ThanksTim C.

1/5/2010 - Jon C.
My dad used to take my friends and I to Pleasure Island once a year. What a fun place! There were many slides, especially after they expanded the park in the late 80''s/early 90''s. My favorite slides where the side by side speed slides, the Black Hole (had to really watch your head), and the toboggan slide (although they were quite heavy to drag back up to the top). The lazy river was great too. I was bummed when I found out they closed.

A piece of my childhood had vanished. Nothing stays the same and that''s a part of life.
1/4/2010 - Web
The park operated in the 1980s and 90s, consisting of 13 water slides, mini golf, a beach with zip line, paddle boats, gas powered bumper boats, a lazy river, and a children' swim area with three small water slides. The feature attraction was a water slide named the Black Hole which was built into a hill and started out with a near vertical drop which then circled back into the hill, finally coming out of the hill into a pool of water at the base. When nearby Michigan's Adventure added its Wild Water Adventure water park, the competition was too much and Pleasure Island closed. The property later became a subdivision, named Windflower bay.

1/4/2010 - Jon Roost
One thing I haven''t noticed on Water Winter Wonderland yet is the mention of one of West Michigan''s largest waterparks, Pleasure Island. It was located in Norton Shores (south of Muskegon) on Pontaluna Rd. , and went out of business when the competition from Michigan''s Adventure''s waterpark became too much. They had a lot of great slides like the Black Hole, bumper boats, mini golf, paddle boats and a lazy river. The park opened in 1981 and closed after the 1997 season.

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