Water Slide World in Lake George will remained closed for the 2018 season after the owner passed away.

The unfortunate news has been posted to the Water Slide World website that owner and creator Gary Koncijowski unexpectedly passed away recently. His widow Dawn '...has made the difficult decision to temporarily close Water Slide World this year.'

According to the website, the park has been operating for 39 years and Gary was the designer and operator for all of those years. The website announcement did not allude to any future plans for the 2019 season and beyond.