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Friday, September 26th, 2014


Here’s your chance to score the very first tickets to SnowWorld EVER! You’ll be the first to experience a totally new thrill this winter as we transform the south’s favorite water park into SnowWorld! With thrills and chills for kids age 2-80, you won’t want to miss out! Dare yourself to trek up into the Himalayas and plummet down Intimidator Summit, past the dangerous Yeti, and get your name on the leaderboard with the fastest time! Take a stroll through Sunset City and help Captain Chill battle Major Crime’s henchmen at Powder Park! Explore the magical Ice Kingdom as you play in the Frozen Forrest, but keep an eye out for the evil Wizard! Can you help the princess take back her castle? There’s plenty of fun to be had at SnowWorld this winter, and you’ve got a shot to be first in line! Whether you’re an Indiana Jones type who likes to adventure solo-style, or a traveling band of roguish amigos, a family ready to have the best snow day ever, or a group of kids out for a snowball fight, SnowWorld is by far the coolest place to hang out this winter, and it’s only a bridge away!

Are you ready for the contest? It’s simple! We want you to show us how prepared you are to trek through the Himalayas! Don your winter gear, pul on your parka, strap on your winter boots, wrap a scarf or two or six around your head and post a picture to Facebook or Twitter! We’ll pick our favorite bundle of winter readiness to win a 4-pack of tickets to this brand new experience!

Participants may choose to be comically dressed, pick a theme, have multiple people, wear as many clothes as possible, involve animals, and/or stage the shot. The picture MUST BE original – no google image searches. If a picture has multiple people/animals, the user who posted the picture will be the official participant.

Ride the Slides at LanierWorld Like Never Before!

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Snow is coming to LanierWorld, and that might be the most exciting thing to happen in Georgia since the Braves won the World Series! By now you’ve probably heard all about how we’re making sure there’s a 100% chance of snow from November through the end of February with the transformation of LanierWorld into SnowWorld. Of course you know that there will be 4 snow packed play areas. And naturally you know about our Polar skating rink. Surely you’re excited about meeting Santa and sipping hot chocolate by the fire. But we haven’t elaborated as much on what is sure to be one of the most popular attractions at SnowWorld!

Thrilling Speed Slides!

Speaking of the World Series, we’re pretty sure the Intimidator at SnowWorld is going to be the most exciting slide in Georgia since the Sid Bream slide! The Intimidator and Triple Threat have long been highly visual landmarks at LanierWorld, epic icons jutting into the sky, standing monuments to daredevil teenagers, macho men, and determined moms alike. But these monuments to speed have always been, shall we say, “watered down.” This winter season, you’ll get to experience these slides in a way that no one has ever experienced water slides. We’re turning off the water, and we’re slicking up the slides with our top-secret turbo-charged go-fast formula! Grab a sled and plummet down the fastest hills in Georgia!

What Can I Ride?

Aside from the Intimidator and the Triple Threat – both rated black diamonds, you’ll be able to sled down an incredible vortex when the FunDunker transforms, and race your friends in a daring plunge at Racing Waters! Five incredible opportunities to sled down five totally unique slides! This ain’t your neighbor’s front yard – you’re going to want to come back again and again and again!

For the parents:

Slide intensity is designated by classic skiing icons. Black diamonds are the most intense, followed by blue squares, and then green circles for little to no intensity. Look for these designations on the signs containing the slides’ names. Rules and regulations will also appear on these signs, please read them carefully before allowing your child to participate. Additionally, “Zones” are separated according age/height. For example, the Blizzard Bluffs are separated into a “Cub Zone” and a “Fun Zone.” Smaller children should play in the Cub Zones, whereas older children and teenagers should stick to the Fun Zones.

Give Back Thursdays at LanierWorld!

Monday, July 28th, 2014

On Thursdays this summer, help yourself by helping others! LanierWorld is partnering with the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, the North Gwinnett Co-Op, and Goodwill of North Georgia to raise awareness and resources for various charitable causes.

With your help we raised well over 5,800 cans for the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, AND we raised enough supplies for the North Gwinnett Co-Op for over 250 families!! That’s something to be very proud of!! Now, this Thursday and next Thursday, let’s do it again for Goodwill of North Georgia!

Get half off regular price admission per person at LanierWorld on Thursdays when you bring 1 BAG of gently used clothing to donate to the Goodwill of North Georgia on July 31 and August 7, 2014.

Dates and Charities

June 26: GA Mountain Food Bank
July 3: GA Mountain Food Bank
July 10: GA Mountain Food Bank

July 17: North Gwinnett Co-Op
July 24: North Gwinnett Co-Op

July 31: Goodwill of North Georgia
August 7: Goodwill of North Georgia

Monsters of Mock at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Everyone remembers the Monsters of Rock, right? Well – 97.1 The River and Lanier Islands want to help you RELIVE that concert experience. Well – kind of! We’re calling it the Monsters of Mock! Yeah MOCK – as in –  not the REAL thing, but music so good that you’ll think it’s the REAL thing!

Saturday July 26th - Sunset Cove will be rocking with the music of Journey as Departure takes the stage – You’ll also get the best taste of Southern Rock with the Bama Gamblers and more live music throughout the day!

2 – 6 pm Live Remote

4 – 5:30 pm The Bama Gamblers

6 – 8 pm Departure – The Journey Tribute Band

Join us for great music, the beach and a ton of fun at Sunset Cove!

Brought to you by Butler Tire and Atlanta’s Classic Hits – 97.1 The River!

$10 per person

IF you’re a Season Beach Pass holder, then you get FREE admission to Monsters of Mock.

Season Pass Special Mondays at LanierWorld!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

When you’re a Season Pass Holder at LanierWorld, you save more than just dollar bills, y’all. We’re offering extra goodies exclusively to our Season Pass holders all across LanierWorld this season! You already receive unlimited parking, unlimited beach access, unlimited ride and slide access, unlimited party access and more, so what else could we possibly help you out with?

Well, all you have to do is check in to our Facebook page on Monday mornings to see what little bonus prize we’ve got in store! It could be a new discount on wake boarding, or a free hotdog at WildWaves Refresher, or anything in between! You never know what you’ll get, but you’ll definitely get something just for being a Season Pass holder!

The Pirates of Lanier Poker Run!

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Ahoy Captains! This year’s Pirates of Lanier Boat Poker Run on Lake Lanier promises to be a great one! Join the Pirates for a full weekend of exciting games, events, prizes, live music and so much more!

The Fourth Annual “Pirates of Lanier Poker Run” on Lake Lanier is NOT a race or timed event – but a weekend full of fun, laughter, wonderful pirate costumes, giving to the kids, and a relaxing time for you, your family and crew.

Pirates of Lanier Boat Poker Run on Lake Lanier is an annual fund raiser event benefiting children’s charities like Camp Sunshine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

For registration details and more information about this event, please visit

Educator Appreciation Tuesdays at LanierWorld!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Being a teacher is hard. Legitimately, ridiculously, seriously hard. Luckily, there’s a built-in thing called “summer” where the kids go home, the school doors are shut, the playground is empty and the chalkboards are wiped clean. Kids dream of summer vacation all year long, but really, so do teachers! It’s not quite the same thing, of course. Where kids dream about staying out late and catching fireflies, teachers dream about their curriculum for the next school year. Where kids lay out by the pool every day, teachers lay out lesson plans for the next school year. Where kids stock up on water balloons, ice pops, video games and orange slices, teachers stock up on reams of paper, dry erase markers, folders and boxes of Kleenex. Teachers don’t get to have the same summer vacation that kids get, but that’s not to say teachers don’t get to have any fun at all. In fact, here at Lake Lanier, we want to make sure teachers get to have the great summer vacation they deserve.

That’s why we’re offering Teacher Tuesdays! Every single Tuesday this summer, you can show your teacher ID at the LanierWorld gate and you’ll get half-off for up to 6 members in your party! Who says being a teacher doesn’t come with summer perks? Not you, after this summer!

So teachers, when you’re reading those “What I Did This Summer” essays you assign at the beginning of the school year, you can know that your students’ summer didn’t even come close to your own!

Full Moon Party at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

Friday, July 11th, 2014

As Christmas is July winds to a close, we are excited to announce our July Full Moon Party is this Saturday!! What a great end to a great week! Y’all were amazing this week, donating tons of Christmas toys for little kids all over the country! Now we’re ready to celebrate your generosity with a Full Moon Party, including great live entertainment, dancing and fireworks!

Fly Betty Band will be performing live on the Sunset Cove Stage as we dance the night away on the beach under the stars!! Hang out by the outdoor fire pits and enjoy great food and beverage specials, including all new menu items at the completely renovated Sunset Cove Restaurant! You’ll get to party with great entertainers, including stilt-walkers, magicians, and even fire breathers! Then, at the end of the night you’ll gaze skyward and enjoy our fireworks spectacular! It’s party time after dark at Sunset Cove, and you don’t want to miss the best event on the Lake this year!

Extend Your Stay: Our Full Moon Party Package offers not only access to our Full Moon Party, but also luxury overnight accommodations, $75 Resort credit, Island Hopper Trolley Passes, breakfast for 2 at Windows Restaurant & more!

Christmas in July at Lake Lanier Islands Resort

Monday, July 7th, 2014

It’s July and even though it’s mid-summer, we’re already looking forward to the Christmas season. Starting on Monday, July 7th, we’ll begin Christmas in July here at LanierWorld at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. All week long, from July 7th through the 11th, you can bring a donation to LanierWorld benefiting Toys for Tots.

As an added benefit, each toy you bring with you to LanierWorld this July will give you half-off regular price admission to LanierWorld. Let’s give back to local children in need and make this Christmas a day for them to remember.

Please be sure that your donations are new, unwrapped children’s toys.

Toys for Tots is a fantastic charity operated by the US Marine Corp Reserve. Their goal is to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Now, normally the Marines organize toy drop sites in October, November and December, but we figure the best way to make sure they can collect the MOST toys in our area is to take advantage of our large LanierWorld crowds. Our community is one of the best in the Southeast for providing support to charity organizations, so we made sure Toys for Tots would set up a drop site here, a whole three months early! And all because we know how generous you all are! Let’s make it a perfect Christmas for hundreds of little kids across the United States!

July 4th Celebration at Lake Lanier Islands Resort!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

OK, people! Independence Day is coming up and YOU KNOW we’ve got something great lined up for you at the Lake! It’s the perfect weekend to come ride the water slides, dip your toes in the lake, build a sandcastle along our pristine beach, and soak up the sun at LanierWorld! Dine right on the beach or catch a pick-up game of volleyball at Sunset Cove! Check out great live music at each of our outdoor stages! Enjoy the cool breeze on the patio at Gianni’s! There will be patriotic food and drink specials all weekend long, and on Firday, July 4th, find a spot on the beach for an incredible fireworks display! This is an Independence Day celebration you won’t want to miss!

Be sure to show your patriotic pride this weekend at LanierWorld at the Share a Coke booth on Saturday, July 5th! Customize your own Coke experience by getting your name printed on your own customizeable bottle. If you don’t want to get your name on it, we suggest “GO USA” or “LanierWorld”!

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 3, join Johnny Summers at Sunset Cove from 5pm-9pm.

Friday, July 4, join the Kicks 101.5 Party at Sunset Cove! Kicks will be out all day making sure everyone is having a great time as you splash and slide your way through the park! Make sure you wear your patriotic swim trunks, because this Independence Day, we’re going to be rocking it out all day long!

Friday, July 4, head over to Big Beach from 3pm-7pm to jam with the Wylie Street Coyotes Band with your toes firmly in the sand! They’ll be here all weekend long!

Friday, July 4, find yourself a cozy spot at Sunset Cove and get ready for our fireworks extravaganza! Our spectacular display will begin after dark, weather-dependant.

Saturday, July 5, dig your toes in the sand at the Big Beach stage and rock out with the Wiley Street Coyotes Band or relax at Sunset Cove and listen to Ashley Rivera from 1-5pm.

Saturday, July 5, when you’re ready to pause your fun for dinner, be sure to check out the Bama Gamblers on the Sunset Cove stage from 6pm-10pm, or celebrate America with Italian cuisine at Gianni’s while the sweet rythms from Gray Sartin play from 5pm-9pm.

Sunday, July 6, enjoy your lunch at Sunset Cove and hear Redneck Blonde from 1pm-5pm, or come back for round three of the Wylee Street Coyotes Band at Big Beach from 3pm-7pm. Finish out your excellent weekend at Sunset Cove from 6pm-10pm.