Waterpark Whose Owner Chained Self To Slide Sold For $950K

Dec 3, 2015


Liquid Planet Water Park
Credit NHPR/Sean Hurley

A New Hampshire waterpark has been sold over the objections of its owner, who had chained himself to a slide tower to try to save the business.

Liquid Planet Water Park in Candia was sold for $950,000 to the owners of another New Hampshire waterpark, Whale's Tale. The new owner says it will keep Liquid Planet operating.

Liquid Planet owner Kevin Dumont had climbed the 30-foot slide on Nov. 9 and stayed there around the clock for 17 days trying to attract attention and investors to save the financially struggling business. He ended his quest on Nov. 25, saying there were no takers and that a doctor believed he was developing pneumonia.

He said Wednesday he's sad to lose the business but glad it will keep operating under new management.