Waterparks

OWA Plans $100 Million Expansion for Phase II

OWA Plans $100 Million Expansion for Phase II

OWA (oh-wah), Foley, Alabama, is continuing to expand with the announcement of a $100 million investment for Phase II. Construction is slated to begin summer 2019 and will include the Gulf Coast’s largest indoor waterpark, an accompanying 200-room resort hotel with conference space, and a luxury, family-friendly RV Park.  Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA), […]

More than 100 Attend NEAAPA’s 106th Anniversary Annual Meeting

More than 100 Attend NEAAPA’s 106th Anniversary Annual Meeting

More than 100 people gathered for the New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ (NEAAPA) 106th Anniversary Education Conference and Annual Meeting March 18-20 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, Springfield, Massachusetts. The highlight of event was the induction of Gene Dean, owner of Fiesta Shows/Dean Enterprises, Seabrook, New Hampshire, into the NEAAPA […]

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Vortex appoints new vice president of operations

Vortex appoints new vice president of operations

Vortex Aquatic Structures International, a leader in the aquatic play industry, is proud to announce that Mr. Paolo Taverna has joined the team as vice president of operations. In this pivotal role, Paolo will be overseeing more than half of all the company’s activities and leading the operations sector in enhancing cost effectiveness and productivity […]

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SeaWorld San Diego celebrates 55 Years

SeaWorld San Diego celebrates 55 Years

SeaWorld San Diego opened its gate on March 21, 1964, beginning a legacy of creating fun and meaningful experiences where guests can explore, learn and have fun, all while becoming inspired to care about animals and the environment. One of the world’s most popular marine parks and a global leader in marine animal care and […]

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Vortex International’s new ‘Water Journey’ events win four IDA Awards

Vortex International’s new ‘Water Journey’ events win four IDA Awards

Vortex Aquatic Structures International is proud to announce that its new line of Water Journey elements has won four International Design Awards, taking Bronze in the Children Products, Toddler Products, Outdoor and Leisure Fun Games, and Designs for Social Impact categories. The new experiences, named Pico, Alto, and Hop, cater specifically to children aged 2 to […]

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Arihant Group names Jagat Parikh as COO

Arihant Group names Jagat Parikh as COO

Arihant is pleased to announce that Jagat Parikh has been named COO (Chief Operating Officer) for the Arihant Group. Mr. Jagat brings with him 25 years of experience in strategy and supply chain. He was briefly associated with a healthcare startup and with Universal Consulting for 19.6 years as partner and COO. He has consulted […]

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Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando opening March 27

Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando opening March 27

The Grand Opening of the six acre attraction, Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando, will take place on March 27. For the very first time, guests can take a walk down Sesame Street and visit the neighborhood Sesame Street’s favorite furry friends call home. They can stop by the famous stoop at 123, explore the inside […]

Spectacular slide for Rulantica

Spectacular slide for Rulantica

Work on the construction site of Rulantica is in full swing. Some slides have already been installed at the western tower of the new waterpark, but yesterday afternoon saw the biggest building block of all: through an opening in the roof structure, a 13-ton element of the ‘Tornado Wave’ floated into the shell-shaped hall. “The […]

Sahara Sam’s celebrates 10th Anniversary

Sahara Sam’s celebrates 10th Anniversary

On March 1, Sahara Sam’s, an indoor waterpark in West Berlin, New Jersey, celebrated 10 years of year-round, weatherproof fun with a DJ foam party for guests complete with games, prizes, food and drinks specials and more. Since the park’s opening in 2009, it has hosted close to 3 million guests and more than 18,000 […]

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World’s largest swimming lesson celebrates 10th Anniversary on June 20

World’s largest swimming lesson celebrates 10th Anniversary on June 20

Registration for the 2019 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL) is now open. This year’s event will take place Thursday, June 20th. Organisers are urging aquatic facilities of all types to show their love for water safety and drowning prevention by registering as an official 2019 Host Location and sharing that love on social media. The […]

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