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Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park, known as, “The Largest Water Park on the Emerald Coast,” unleashes FUN for ALL ages! The Water Park includes more than 40 water slides for thrill-seekers and plenty of waterfalls, slides, and shallow pools for young children. The Adventure Park consists of three Tropical Mini Golf Courses and three thrilling rides including Sky Coaster, Cyclone Twister, and the Honolulu Half Pipe.

My Beach Tribe Blog / Jul 2021

Big Kahunas Water Park

We needed a break from the beach.  Don’t get me wrong, that’s why we moved here.  We love the beach.  But June, July and August are REALLY hot and humid.

Tim Murphy CEO Boomers Parks
LA Weekly / Jun 2021

Meet The Executive Strategist Revitalizing The Post-pandemic Theme Park Industry

As society continues to reopen and return to a sense of pre-pandemic normalcy, many industries that rely predominantly on face-to-face customer interaction are still struggling to recuperate and stabilize, such as the family entertainment center (FEC) and theme park industry. 

Big Kahuna's Water Park
The Destin Log / Jun 2021

Big Kahuna’s to participate in World’s Largest Swim Lesson

Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park will be part of The World’s Largest Swim Lesson to bring awareness to Swimming Lessons Save Lives with a unified 24-hour global event on June17.

Baton Rouge Parents / Jun 2021

Explore the Emerald Coast at Big Kahuna's

Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park, known as, “The Largest Water Park on the Emerald Coast,” received several updates this past year and is currently open to the public. The newly renovated Water Park includes more than 40 water slides and attractions. 

California Business Journal / Jun 2021

BoomTown

In the last year punctured by the pandemic, new ownership at Boomers has invested $7M for upgrades in equipment and pristine maintenance at the national Family Entertainment Center as the entertainment model for returning customers.

Big Kahuna's Water Park
NBC 7 WJHG News Channel / May 2021

Big Kahunas Reopening

Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park in Destin has reopened its doors for the 2021 tourist season.

Big Kahuna's Water Park
Destin Chamber of Commerce / MAY 2021

Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park Celebrates Grand Reopening After Park Revitalization

On May 14, Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park celebrated its grand reopening, after new owners Boomers Parks spent almost $800,000 revitalizing park attractions and adding additional safety measures.

Big Kahuna's Water Park
News Break / May 2021

Revitalized Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park opening seven days a week

DESTIN — The proud history and bright future of Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park were celebrated in equal measure Friday at a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Tim Murphy CEO Boomers Parks
NWF Dailynews / MAY 2021

Revitalized Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park opening seven days a week

DESTIN – The proud history and bright future of Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park were celebrated in equal measure Friday at a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Big Kahuna's Water Park
ABC 3 WEAR-TV / May 2021

Big Kahuna's water park in Destin set for reopening after major renovations

DESTIN, Fla. – After opening late last year, one of Northwest Florida’s summer attractions is ready to reopen for a full season.

Boomers Arcade
Forbes / MAY 2021

Four Innovative Strategies On How FECs Can Succeed In The 'New Normal'

Last spring, thousands of family entertainment centers around the country were forced to shut down because of the Covid-19 pandemic, which caused huge financial losses from attempts to prevent the spread of the virus.

Food Options
IAAPA / May 2021

Funworld: Ideas in Bloom

Renovating indoor and outdoor dining areas can reignite guests’ interest in these locations, says Tim Murphy, CEO of the Boomers Parks chain of FECs and water parks.

Alan Kim and Tim Murphy
Amusement Today / Irvine, Ca / May 2021

Boomers Parks host birthday party for Alan S. Kim, featured child actor in Oscar nominated movie ‘Minari’

Joined by his parents and a small group of friends, Kim, a huge fan and guest of the Boomers park in Irvine, scaled the rock-climbing wall, drove go-karts, played air hockey and crammed in as much time as he could playing many of the arcade games.

Big Kahuna's Water Park
Our Little Lifestyle / May 2021

12 Family-Friendly Ways To Spend a Day in Destin-Fort Walton Beach!

And if you drive into Destin from the East along Highway 98 you can’t help but pass Big Kahuna. You’ll know you passed it when the kids shout “Can we go there?”

Tim Murphy CEO Boomers Parks
THE MENTORSHIP PODCAST / MAY 2021

Tim Murphy - CEO Boomers Parks

Tim Murphy is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Boomers Parks where he helped the private equity firm, Cerberus, acquire the assets of Apex Parks – for Boomers, Big Kahuna’s Water Park, Sahara Sam’s Water Park & LA SpeedZone.

What's What BR / Baton Rouge, LA / Apr 2021

What’s What BR With Tim Murphy And Brandon Moore Of BOOMERS

In This Episode Of What’s What BR, We Talk About How COVID-19 Has Affected The Travel & Tourism Industry – Specifically, To Parks.

Big Kahunas Adventure Park
To Do in Destin / FL / Apr 2021

Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park is now open!

After this unprecedented year with COVID, families, and thrill-seekers are ready to get back out there and unleash FUN! Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park, known as, “The Largest Water Park on the Emerald Coast,” received several updates this past year.

Frances Roy Podcast / Apr 2021

Strive for Perfection but Make it Fun with Tim Murphy

Experienced business leader Tim Murphy joins us on the Hello Frances Podcast to discuss his tenure as CEO of Boomers Parks. Boomers owns multiple adventure and water parks around the country, including Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park in Destin. 

Big Kahuna's Water Park
breathe easy rentals / Apr 2021

Kid’s Activities

Splish, splash all day long at Destin’s waterpark. Big Kahuna’s is all the rave, with a kiddie pool area, fun and slippery slides for the big kids, and a refreshing lazy river that has your name written all over it. 

KTNV / Las Vegas, NV / Apr 2021

Morning Blend: Executive Lifestyle

Boomers Parks are ready to offer your family a safe and healthy but fun experience!

Big Kahuna's Tropical Mini Golf
Destin Chamber / Destin, FL / Mar 2021

Newly Renovated Big Kahuna’s Adventure Park Now Open

Big Kahuna’s Adventure Park has officially re-opened and will continue to be open Monday through Thursday 2 PM-9 PM and Friday through Sunday 12 PM-9 PM.

Tim Murphy CEO Boomers Parks
AWKWARD WATERSPORT GUYS PODCAST / FEB 2021

What You're Looking For When Acquiring A Business With Tim Murphy, CEO of Boomers Parks

Are you looking to buy a business? Or maybe you have an opportunity to buyout a local competitor? Kevin and Greg are joined by Tim Murphy, CEO of Boomers Parks to talk about what you should be looking for before and after an acquisition. 

ATTRACTION PROS / FEB 2021

Revamping Guest Demographics, Driving New Revenue Streams, Reinforcing Cleanliness Standars

AP Podcast – Episode 179: Tim Murphy talks about revamping guest demographics, driving new revenue streams, and reinforcing cleanliness standards.

Tim Murphy CEO Boomers Parks
CISION PR NEWSWIRE / IRVINE, CA / JUNE 2020

APX Successfully Completes Acquisition of Apex Parks Group

Strong Company, Well-Positioned to Serve Guests Across the U.S. Appoints Industry Veteran Tim Murphy as Chief Executive Officer

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