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LanierWorld water park to extend summer season - by a lot

The new four-lane CAT4 Tube Slide at LanierWorld sends racers into Lake Lanier. (LanierWorld)
The new four-lane CAT4 Tube Slide at LanierWorld sends racers into Lake Lanier. (LanierWorld)

LanierWorld is extending its summer season – by almost a month.

Why not stay open past Labor Day when the weather in Atlanta area is still plenty warm for enjoying the water?

The Fun Dunker Drop simulates what it might feel like swirling down into a giant drain.
The Fun Dunker Drop simulates what it might feel like swirling down into a giant drain.

Credit: Contributed by Lake Lanier Islands Resort

Credit: Contributed by Lake Lanier Islands Resort

"This year's a little different from years past," said Mike Williams, CEO of Lanier Islands, in an e-mail. "Labor Day weekend typically represents the end of the summer season for us at LanierWorld. However, due to popular demand and metro Atlanta's temperate climate – we have decided to extend the season nearly a full month longer than we are historically open."

LanierWorld will remain open every weekend through Oct. 1

4 of the best ways to cool off in Atlanta this summer Located off of Lake Lanier in Buford, LanierWorld offers white, sandy beaches, over a dozen water slides and rides and Georgia's largest wave pool. Dive Georgia has the perfect intown scuba adventure at the Open Water Quarry that will have you identifying fish and exploring underwater "ruins" like the pros. Practice yoga in a brand new way with Soulful Yoga's SUP (Stand-Up Paddle). Lounge in the cool waters at the bottom of the stunning Dicks Creek Fal

Note on pricing at LanierWorld: the regular rate for LanierWorld is $41.99 per person until Sept. 5. Starting on weekends beginning on Sept. 9, the price drops in half to $21.50 per person (1/2 price). This discounted price runs through Oct. 1.

ExploreClick here for information on coupons and discounts for 2017 
Family packages at Legacy Lodge include access to LanierWorld beach and water park at Lanier Islands. (Lanier Islands)
Family packages at Legacy Lodge include access to LanierWorld beach and water park at Lanier Islands. (Lanier Islands)