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“Named Hugh Mongous”
Ocean Breeze Waterpark's theme song was written and developed by kids like you! Hugh Mongous was born in June of 1977 by University of Richmond's professor, Demetrios Mavoudis. Hugh Mongous was so popular when the park opened, that local newspapers occasionally wrote a feature about the gorilla asking him about his experience at Ocean Breeze Waterpark. Hugh Mongous is 45 feet tall and weighs 11,000 pounds. The original spelling of Hugh Mongous was Hu-Mungus. In 1985, Ocean Breeze Waterpark questioned Hugh's contributions to the park, but after the children showed support for him, Hugh quickly regained his spot within the Ocean Breeze family. On May 10, 1985, Hugh got a $7,000 makover. In January 1989, the original Hugh Mongous suffered from third-degree burns and received over $40,000 in medial care. After a few years of recovery, Hugh reigned again over Ocean Breeze Waterpark and Virginia Beach once again in 1996. Ocean Breeze is kid-friendly with its four adventurous areas specifically for the little buccaneers: Hook's Lagoon, Buccaneer Bay, South Seas Silly Slides, and the Little Amazon. The ice cream stand has eight different flavors of Hershey's Ice Cream. In 1990, the City Council made an exception allowing Ocean Breeze to build a roller coaster, as long as Hugh Mongous was brought back. Hugh returned, but the coaster was never built.
Great time here. First weekend of summer was lit . You know everyone's looking for something to do this summer. Definitely recommend investing in the pass as long as you go twice you get your... Read more
Great waterpark! Of course they are not as big as Water Country but it's just right for a day of fun! No waiting 2 hours to get on a ride. Perfect for families with small children too. The big... Read more
Great Waterpark very close to the oceanfront. Has a long lazy river, toddler play area, a wave pool, and many slides. Not as big as water country (busch gardens waterpark) but a really nice park... Read more
Ocean Breeze Waterpark
- Sun, Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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