Waterparks

Infinity Falls debuts at SeaWorld Orlando

Infinity Falls debuts at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando has introduced Infinity Falls, an eight seat whitewater raft ride by Intamin.

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Coventry water park named The Wave

Coventry water park named The Wave

The upcoming water park in Coventry, which is due to open to the public in early 2019, finally has a name – The Wave. The name was derived from the building’s modern design. The water park is estimated to cost £36.7m, and will feature nine water slides. Next year, visitors will be able to ride […]

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Otter Banks – Columbus Zoo’s Zoombezi Bay opens fourth waterpark expansion

Otter Banks – Columbus Zoo’s Zoombezi Bay opens fourth waterpark expansion

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s 9.2 hectare Zoombezi Bay waterpark opened to the public this year with a brand new expansion. Designed and built by Aquatic Development Group (ADG), the appropriately dubbed ‘Otter Banks’ aims to increase the value of the venue for its visitors. Paul Ruben reports. Click here to read the full article!

Projects delayed at Big Rivers Waterpark

Projects delayed at Big Rivers Waterpark

The Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park project, Texas, has been delayed. According to a company statement issued July 27: “We appreciate that the Houston area has waited a long time for Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park to open, and we want to give you the best experience possible. Our […]

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ITEC Entertainment: designing the theme parks of the future

ITEC Entertainment: designing the theme parks of the future

Theme park planning is evolving, and design is increasingly a virtual process, encompassing a wide range of technologies and techniques.   Bill Coan, president and design principal at ITEC Entertainment, speaks to Park World editor Bryony Andrews – read here

WhiteWater introduces online “Splash Factor” tool

WhiteWater introduces online “Splash Factor” tool

Created to serve as an industry benchmark, WhiteWater have developed on online tool to measure a park’s Splash Factor. The service will decipher whether the right soak factors are being provided for a park’s guests, if there’s enough (or too much) splash, and what blend of rides will optimise the park’s impact.

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Parques Reunidos acquire Wet’n’Wild Sydney with $40m investment

Parques Reunidos acquire Wet’n’Wild Sydney with $40m investment

Spanish leisure park operator Parques Reunidos have acquired the Village Roadshow Wet’n’Wild, located in Sydney. The investment is the first step in a planned expansion throughout the southern hemisphere, strengthening geographic diversification and contributing to reducing revenue seasonality. Wet’n’Wild Sydney will bring along a platform to grow in Australia through future acquisitions and Indoor Entertainment […]

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Aquatopia voted nations #1 waterpark by USA Today

Aquatopia voted nations #1 waterpark by USA Today

The Poconos’ Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark has been named Best Indoor Waterpark in the country by USA Today. The park was selected from hundreds of American waterparks to secure the winning spot in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice travel award contest for the second time since opening its doors in 2015.

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Legoland Japan introduces new cool water play area

Legoland Japan introduces new cool water play area

Legoland Japan has unveiled the first new addition to the park since its opening in April 2017 – a water play area “Lego City Beach Party”. The new area comes as part of a plan to boost the number of visitors during the summer break.

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The Park at OWA unveils new splash pad

The Park at OWA unveils new splash pad

The Park at OWA, Foley, Alabama, has unveiled its newest, family friendly addition, the Wacky Waters splash pad. As part of OWA’s 520-acre resort development, Its newest addition comes just in time for the summer sunshine on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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