New water fun in Frankenmuth

Surf's up in Frankenmuth. Again.

Owners of the Bavarian Inn Lodge say they're expanding the pool area, with the addition of two dramatic water slides. Guests will also see a facelift to the mini-golf area. Both projects are planned for completion before Thanksgiving. No dollar figured were released, only that it's a "multi-million" dollar project.

Work crews are currently onsite with daily activity taking place in preparation for a Thanksgiving weekend debut. While two pools are closing down for the expansion, three pools remain open. Swimming, video games, 18-hole indoor miniature golf, and Ratskeller Restaurant activities and food service are unaffected during the remodeling.

Bavarian Inn officials say since its opening in 1986, the Lodge has undergone five additions, expanding the number of rooms to 360, expanding the number of pools to five, adding the Family Fun Center, the 18-hole indoor miniature golf.

It's owned by the Zehnder family. More than 900 employees currently work there.

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