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Blue Bayou Water Park Corporate Office Address

Blue Bayou/Dixie Landing, Inc.
18142 Perkins Road East
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810

Contact Blue Bayou Water Park

Phone Number: (225) 753-3333
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Email: Email Blue Bayou Water Park

Blue Bayou Water Park Facts

Founder: Sam Haynes
Date Founded: 1960
Founding Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Number of Employees: 700

Blue Bayou Water Park Executives

CEO: Samuel Haynes, Jr.

Blue Bayou Water Park History

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In 1960, Sam Haynes Sr. opened a small amusement park named Fun Fair Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Best known for the rollercoaster The Wild Mouse and a mascot chimp named Candi, the park lost its small-town charm and closed in 1999.

However, Sam Haynes, Jr. moved a great deal of the park, including Candi, to a new location and started fresh with an amusement park named Dixie Landin’. Attached to Dixie Landin is the Blue Bayou Water Park.

Blue Bayou Water Park and Dixie Landin are open May thru September. The parks have 25 full-time employees that work year-round, but that number swells to 700 during the summer months, with most of the seasonal employees being local teens. Blue Bayou has 20 attractions and Dixie Landin 26, including 3 rollercoasters.

blue bayou water slide In 2011, both parks were fined more than $25,000 by the Department of Labor, mostly for violations involving the hiring of minors. 

A woman was killed in 2010 after falling off the rollercoaster “Xtreme”, which has since been demolished.

dixie landin rollercoaster Candi the chimp was on display in a cage most days at Dixie Landin’, smoking cigarettes and drinking sodas that park-goers would toss to her. The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a lawsuit in 2015 saying that Candi was being treated inhumanely and that the 50-year-old chimp should live out her days in a sanctuary. The Haynes family said they had tried to have Candi join a group of chimps at a local zoo, but she continually escaped and taught the other chimps how to escape as well.

Candi the chimp Candi was well-known for her numerous escapes and apparently died suddenly in April 2017. 

Hurricane Gustav caused some damage to both parks in 2008, but the park has just closed for the season and all repairs were done in time for the parks to reopen in 2009.

Blue Bayou Water Park and Dixie Landin are still owned and operated by the Haynes family. Headquarters remain in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Blue Bayou Water Park FAQs

Question 1: What is the phone number for Blue Bayou Water Park?
Answer 1: The phone number for Blue Bayou Water Park is (225) 753-3333.

Question 2: Who is the CEO of Blue Bayou Water Park?
Answer 2: The CEO of Blue Bayou Water Park is Samuel Haynes, Jr..

Question 3: Who founded Blue Bayou Water Park?
Answer 3: Blue Bayou Water Park was founded by Sam Haynes in 1960.

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