Waterparks

Kings Dominion water park to make big splash in 2020

Kings Dominion water park to make big splash in 2020

Kings Dominion, Doswell, Virginia, is making waves in May 2020 with the renovation of the Coconut Shores area of their 20-acre water park, Soak City. Additions to the area include three major new enhancements. Lighthouse Landing is set in an oversized wading pool and combines the interactivity of a play structure with water slides and […]

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RipTide Raceway planned for Oceans of Fun

RipTide Raceway planned for Oceans of Fun

Competition and thrills combine at Worlds of Fun in 2020 when RipTide Raceway, the longest mat racing water slide in the Midwest, debuts next summer at Oceans of Fun water park, Kansas City, Missouri. From WhiteWater West, RipTide Raceway will take guests five stories high before they speed down four side-by-side tunnels atop a soft […]

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New Venus Vortex water slide for Lake Compounce

New Venus Vortex water slide for Lake Compounce

Something new is taking root at Lake Compounce’s Crocodile Cove water park in Bristol, Connecticut. New England’s family theme and water park will add Venus Vortex in 2020. From WhiteWater West and standing six-stories above the lake, it is decked in bright green and yellow. Venus Vortex features a unique ride experience never before seen […]

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Splash Factor Report: A State of the Nation on Water Rides

Splash Factor Report: A State of the Nation on Water Rides

By using a quantitative research methodology, WhiteWater surveyed over 100 parks around the world last year to probe deeper into its parks’ water ride element, therefore enabling them to create an industry benchmark. Leveraging the results of this study, it is sharing its findings through the Splash Factor Report. Its goal is to provide a […]

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New mat racing water slide coming to Carowinds

New mat racing water slide coming to Carowinds

World-class water slide racing is coming to Carowinds in 2020 when Boogie Board Racer, the longest mat racing slide in the Southeast, debuts next summer at Carolina Harbor waterpark, Charlotte, North Carolina. From WhiteWater West, on Boogie Board Racer guests will ascend to nearly 60 feet (18 m), grab a mat, and choose one of […]

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Picsolve ignites innovation with Panora.me purchase

Picsolve ignites innovation with Panora.me purchase

Picsolve, the world’s number one photo and video capture partner for world-class visitor destinations, today announces the purchase of Belgium-based start-up Panora.me to fuel future innovation. The collaboration, which marks the creation of Picsolve’s first innovation and creativity hub, Picsolve Lab will bring together world-leading market expertise to drive the continued development of cutting-edge capture […]

Holiday World plans first launched water coaster

Holiday World plans first launched water coaster

Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana, will introduce Cheetah Chase for the 2020 season. It is their third water coaster and will feature two ProSlide rocketBlast-powered racing slides totalling more than 1700 feet (518 m) of track. Riders will experience a water-powered flat launch before racing against their families toward the finish line. The ride features […]

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WaveTek celebrates 50 Years, launches new logo

WaveTek celebrates 50 Years, launches new logo

WaveTek, a designer and manufacturer of wave generation equipment, is celebrating 50 years of innovative products, pool designs and technology. WaveTek wave generation systems represent over 90% of all recreational wave systems in the U.S. and are installed in over 450 locations world-wide. In order to commemorate the continuing evolution of WaveTek waves, ADG has […]

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Marineland opens Polar Splash

Marineland opens Polar Splash

Marineland Canada has opened its latest family-oriented attraction, Polar Splash, a two-acre, Arctic-themed splash park. Designed by Terra Plan and constructed by UCC, Polar Splash features 10 kid-friendly water slides along with 150 themed sprayers and jets that are designed to look like realistic dolphins, sea lions, belugas, walruses, and polar bears. Guests can play […]

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Six Flags Hurricane Harbor debuts Calypso Springs

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor debuts Calypso Springs

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, New Jersey, has introduced its second major addition for the 2019 season with the introduction of Calypso Springs. This giant activity pool is Six Flags Hurricane Harbor’s largest new attraction since the waterpark opened in 2000. “Hurricane Harbor is an industry leader with the biggest and best water slides and […]

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