Minnesota Water Park Hit Hard by Cryptosporidiosis
In spite of the smiling face of mascot Tiki Tom, it’s been a bad season for the
Edgewood Resort and Water Park of Duluth, MN. Dozens of possible cases of cryptosporidiosis were traced to the waterpark last month. The costs in lost business and new technology could total a half-million dollars. Staff has been inundated with calls about the waterborne disease that causes flu-like symptoms. They’ve been hit with cancellations and forced to cut employee hours.
Bottom line: The resort has seen a 25 percent drop in bookings and revenues as its critical summer season approaches.