Waterparks

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor announces largest expansion in park history

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor announces largest expansion in park history

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, will introduce a second major addition for the 2019 season, Calypso Springs. This massive activity pool is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor’s largest new attraction since the waterpark opened in 2000. “Hurricane Harbor is an industry leader with best-in-class water slides and spectacular, interactive family attractions,” said Six Flags […]

Spanish engineering company WAVEGARDEN signs contract to build the world’s largest surfing lagoon in South Korea

Spanish engineering company WAVEGARDEN signs contract to build the world’s largest surfing lagoon in South Korea

Development has begun on the world’s largest man-made surf park in Turtle Island, Siheung in the Gyeonggi province of South Korea. Scheduled to open in 2020, the announcement of this project was made official following the signing of a contract in November 2018 between Wavegarden and Daewon Plus Construction, one of South Korea’s largest real […]

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First water park a Certified Autism Centre

First water park a Certified Autism Centre

Aquatica Orlando, in conjunction with the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), has announced the completion of a staff-wide autism sensitivity and awareness training as well as an onsite review of the park property and guest experience. The completion designates Aquatica Orlando as a Certified Autism Centre (CAC) as distinguished by IBCCES […]

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Dive Coaster set for SeaWorld San Diego

Dive Coaster set for SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego will introduce a Bolliger & Mabillard dive coaster called Mako as its new attraction for 2020. This new roller coaster will be the tallest, fastest and longest dive coaster in California, as well as the only floorless dive coaster in the state. Climbing to 153 feet (47 m) with their feet dangling […]

Schlitterbahn seeking alumni

Schlitterbahn seeking alumni

Schlitterbahn is seeking out all former members of the Bahn staff family to help celebrate the park’s 40th anniversary in 2019. Everyone from lifeguards to housekeepers, accountants to Dippin’ Dot scoopers, grounds crew to glitter tattoo artists – all far-flung Schlitterbahn staff alumni from every park are invited to sign up on a special site […]

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SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment breaks ground on new Orlando headquarters

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment breaks ground on new Orlando headquarters

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment celebrated the groundbreaking of its new headquarters to be based at SeaWorld Orlando last month. The 40,725 square foot (3,783 sq m), three-story building will be a shared home for ambassadors from the current Park Support Center and at the SeaWorld Orlando park. “Today is much more than the groundbreaking of […]

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Six Flags set to dive in to magic waters waterpark

Six Flags set to dive in to magic waters waterpark

Six Flags Great America, Gurnee, Illinois, has received the last vote from the Rock Valley College approving the final of 11 real estate tax abatements on the Magic Waters property. Six Flags Great America now has the necessary approvals to begin managing Magic Waters Waterpark near Rockford, Illinois. The leasing agreement will officially begin on […]

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WhiteWater, Cirque du Soleil join forces

WhiteWater, Cirque du Soleil join forces

During the recent IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, WhiteWater and Cirque Du Soleil announced they will collaborate to rethink and redefine the waterpark experience by introducing spectacular attractions and entertainment. They expect that Cirque’s theming and concepts combined with WhiteWater’s attractions will translate into both daytime and evening activations that act as anchors in the […]

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SoundWaves indoor waterpark opens to the public

SoundWaves indoor waterpark opens to the public

Guests of the Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tennessee, had another reason to celebrate the holiday season with the December 1 opening of Phase 1 of SoundWaves, America’s first upscale, indoor/outdoor resort water attraction. The indoor portion of the waterpark expansion opened to the public after Aquatic Development Group (ADG) completed its work. The $90 million, 111,000 […]

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ADG to design and build Island H2O Live! Waterpark at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

ADG to design and build Island H2O Live! Waterpark at Margaritaville Resort Orlando

Aquatic Development Group (ADG), has been contracted as the design/builder of the brand new Island H20 Live! Waterpark expected to open Spring 2019 at the Margaritaville Resort in Orlando, Florida. This tropical-themed water park is under construction and is situated on 11.5 acres, which will be home to over 15 water attractions designed for guests […]