GRAND ISLAND, NY
A new name, new attractions and, by next month, an open waterpark.
That's what new owner Gene Staples says is in store for Fantasy Island.
First though, extensive damage from vandalism throughout the park will need to be repaired. That process has already begun, and a security team made up of off-duty police and sheriff's officers is in place to keep new vandals out.
"They kicked in every door, 90% of the windows were smashed. Sinks, toilets that were in good condition and recently replaced all smashed by kids and people coming in, and for no good reason except to be destructive," Staples said.