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Current Prudhommes Landing Photos

A user on Flickr.com has placed some current photos of Prudhomme’s Landing, most recently known as Wet and Wild. The park was closed without notice about 10 years ago.

Also see: Tivoli Miniature World

Wet and Wild Prudhommes LandingWet and Wild Prudhommes Landing

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24 Responses
  1. Mark says:

    Reminds me to my first playground ;-)))

  2. IM Gurus says:

    Oh! Why was the park closed?

  3. Art Kauffman says:

    Oh! I was there. Wow somebody really needs to clean that place up. thanks for the flickr link…that user has other fascinating pics.

  4. Such a shame this place was closed. I explored the old park two years ago, and came out with some great photos. Have a look at my website that showcases photos from Prudhomme’s at:
    http://www.wellerphotography.com/prudhommesmain.html

    Cheers to everyone who has the memory of the old wave pool!!

    T-Wel

  5. sue says:

    can’t understand why this was never bought up quick….so much call for waterparks….

  6. Haley says:

    I play paintball every weekend at Niagara Tactical Adventure Game. Which is part of prudhommes. I used to work at Wet and Wild when i was a teenager. I have visited the old park several time over the past few years. The reason the park actually closed was because freak accidents were happening alot. which is why nothing else has been put there yet. The park closed down overnight because they didn’t want anyone else getting hurt. Alot of rumors still are going around about the place being haunted. And I believe it. Even victoria Hall closed down permantly and it was in perfect condition for an old mansion. If you want more information about Prudhommes. Talk to Tim Smith at niagara Tactical Adventure Game or email me yourself and ask.

  7. Jason says:

    Reminds me Silent Hill Amusement park =) It’s really horrible…

  8. Allie says:

    My mom and dad lived at the old farmhouse for a few years and my dad worked at the Miniature world. They said it was always creepy when they lived near there.

  9. Allie says:

    That was in the early 90’s

  10. Ray says:

    Funny stumbling across your own past like this. I did a lot of the construction work for Bob Gibbs at the old haunted house there, lived on the second floor while he and his family occupied the third. I used to walk through the park at night after it was closed and sometimes skated on the roller rink. Nice to see people still remember the place.

  11. BUG says:

    Just snapped some pix there. May 8th 2009. There’s not much left of it. The photos posted at least had some of the blue water slide left. All but a couple random pieces are gone. The tube slide however is still there. You can still make out the wave pool but every pool and the bumper boat pool are all filled in. In fact, unless you know where to look, the bumper boat pool has disappeared. Sad to see it go. It’s very over grown . It’s hard to believe that it’s only been gone for 8 or 9 years. It looks like it’s been gone for 20. You can’t even tell the old haunted house was ever there. I saw no trace of it.I saw the beach from the top of the slide. It’s very nice. I wish I owned it!

  12. Darrin says:

    Hi Ray,
    I have fond memories of that house as a kid leaving with the wits scared out of me. I always wondered the history, such as builder, owner, family heritage… Any info and especially pic’s would be wonderful. Thanks!

  13. RBN says:

    Was just at Prudhommes Landing last weekend. Got some fresh pics of it. Aside from the foundations from a few buildings, the skating rink and go-kart track all you’ll find is the pumphouse for the wavepool and one water slide with a huge chunk of the mountain missing.

    Here’s some recent pics:
    http://reclaimedbynature.com/prudhommes-landing/

  14. jacinta says:

    omg wow thats how it look y did it close down

  15. Kori says:

    Wow, this place was my favourite growing up. So much fun! Why did they close it?! They were getting tons of business

  16. sarah says:

    i remember going here so much when i was little. does anyone know anyhting about these “freak accidents”?? id love some more info on it, plz email me, thanks
    s_murphy_21@hotmail.com

  17. Ron says:

    You could write a book about Prudhommes. Most of my teenage summers were spent working there. I remember the place before the first big fire (where one person died). Over the years, a lot of characters went through that place: from the famous to some pretty colorful or dangerous folks. I remember when the head of Satan’s Choice (Mother) had his wedding party there. Satan’s Choice was pretty tame compared to the other “guests” of the hotel who would hit on underage kids hanging around the place. That place was a magnet for people from all around to come do their thing. It has been a freaky place since the 70s. You have to give old man Prudhomme credit for building a real scene there in essentially the middle of nowhere.

  18. Paul says:

    It was a real cool place! Too bad it’s gone!

  19. kevin says:

    does anyone know who owns this land? why nothing has been done, it was an amazing park for many years….

  20. Rob says:

    the entire property from the Lake House restaurant to the Tim Hortons was owned by Fowler.it has just recently been sold and is slated for demolition and then a massive development including condos, strip mall , hotel ect.The entire property is nearing !00 acres.

  21. Mark Herod says:

    Yes, the guys name was Peter Fowler. I used t work at the haunted house as one of the “guests” — A funny fact, at the end of the “show” you needed to go into the basement. It was dark, and moldy. There was a character there. “jason” who would fire up a chainsaw (no chain on the chainsaw, but it was a real chainsaw)

    Did you know the actor who played “jason” was actually a girl? —

    I worked upstairs. As soon as you got to the top of the stairs, there was a “V” hallway, and a bunch of stuff hanging from the roof. It was my job to grab your legs when you cold not run very fast through the “V” hallway

    Spooky !!!

    Ill miss the place!

  22. Kerri says:

    Hey Ray,
    This is Kerri. Use to be Kerri Gibbs (my dad is Bobb Gibbs who originated the Haunted House at Prudhommes.) How are you? It’s been a long long time. We still laugh over all of the crazy memories of running all the different Haunted Houses we ran over the years. Remember 13 Rooms of Terror in Scarborough? and the crazy shingle fights we use to have? We were nuts. Of all the Haunted Houses, Prudhommes was by far the best though. I remember working in that cold, damp, dirt floor basement with the stone walls. Hope all is well with you.

  23. Diana says:

    I inherit acted the kitties that were found in the fire that brought down the final demise of the haunted house. They were just days old. Lots of love and many hours of caring managed to save three of them. All found homes and we kept one and still have our “Coal”. We are trying to find out when the haunted house burned down so I can have a record how old our little/big Coal is. Anyone remember?

  24. David says:

    I also have great memories of working at the haunted house at Prudhommes and at Nightmares at Maple Leaf Village… in 1982. I love telling my kids about what it was like to work in the cold, dark basement of a 90 year old mansion, lie in a “coffin” wearing glow in the dark teeth, and scaring the poop out of people (one time, literally). My fellow basement “hell rats” loved what we did and took personal pride when most guests left the house early, through the chicken exit. I worked there for a short time but gathered a lifetime of wonderful memories, including having a dance with Sandy Allen, then the world’s tallest woman and a friend of Bob Gibbs. Kerri, I hope you are well. Your mom and dad were wonderful people and so interesting. Most of all, they kept everyone that worked there well grounded and focused, despite the surreal work environment. I would like to thank them for the memories.

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