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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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WhiteWater celebrates projects successes

WhiteWater celebrates projects successes

As WhiteWater prepared for the Asian Attractions Expo in Hong Kong, their team was looking forward to meeting with many of the clients and partners that have helped make 2018 a noteworthy year for them. WhiteWater supplied many of China’s, and the world’s, top parks with water slides, interactive water play structures, and water rides. […]

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$3m marine kingdom for little ones coming to Calypso Theme Waterpark

$3m marine kingdom for little ones coming to Calypso Theme Waterpark

Calypso Theme Waterpark, Canada’s largest theme waterpark, has unveiled Funtana – a new attraction curated completely for young families and children aged 3 and under. Funtana represents a $3 million investment by Group Calypso Valcartier.

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New water slides for Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

New water slides for Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, Middlebury, Connecticut, has opened its new Category 5 Rapids – Extreme Waterslides. From ProSlide Technologies, the new three-slide complex represents the largest single investment in the park’s history. With a combined length of more than 1,000 feet, the water raft rides bring to 15 the number of water slides in Quassy’s […]

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Tatralandia Aquapark unveils Europe’s first Family Turbolance

Tatralandia Aquapark unveils Europe’s first Family Turbolance

Polin Waterparks announces new additions to the Tatralandia Aquapark in Slovakia. Tatralandia Holiday Resort is the largest year-round water fun complex with accommodation in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. Aquapark Tatralandia, which is a part of it, with year-round seaside paradise Tropical Paradise and accommodation complex Holiday Village Tatralandia, decided to expand and install new rides. They chose Polin Waterparks as their water […]

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