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Lack of heat, humidity slows water park business, encourages visitors to amusement parks

Water parks around the state are hoping for

Water parks around the state are hoping for a Labor Day heat wave. (August 20, 2014 6:12 PM)

Water parks around the state are hoping for a Labor Day heat wave.

Action Park, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and other parks say cooler weather this summer kept visitors away from many water parks.

Bill Gehlhaus, the co-owner of Runaway Rapids in Keansburg, says he attributes the dip in attendance to this season's mild temperatures. "The water park functions on hot weather and when it's...

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