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Attractions Management
2015 issue 3

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Splashing Out

The World Waterpark Association Show (WWA) takes place at the Palm Springs Convention Centre in California from 21-22 October, with more than 350 booths and 200 companies. We preview the products


The Leisure Plex boasts the largest leisure pool in Northern Ireland. The local council embarked on a major renovation to update the facility and Empex Watertoys was awarded the design competition to supply an exciting new water play area. Dominating the family fun pool, a colorful Aquadek adds interactivity and a new kids waterslide to the facility. Surrounding the structure Empex has added exciting interactive water features for children up to age 12. Both fun and educational, kids can play and learn about water. The new design brings vibrant visuals to the facility.

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The Leisure Plex

OpenAire – designer, manufacturer and installer of custom retractable roof structures and operable skylights – has completed Zehnder’s Splash Village Hotel and Waterpark in Frankenmuth, Michigan, US. The resort had become so popular, since opening nine years ago that there was increased demand for a larger facility that could entertain older audiences. Covering 29,000sq ft (2,694sqm) of aquatic attractions, the waterpark includes a 70-foot (21-metre) high slide tower. The owners also added an outdoor pool and new hotel rooms.

attractions-kit.net keyword: Open Aire



ProSlide has recently completed a new installation at Siam Park in Tenerife, Spain, which combines two world-first rides into a single high-thrill experience.

The ride, which officially opened in July and has been named Singha, incorporates ProSlide’s FlyingSAUCER features into its RocketBLAST water coaster, with patented water jet and boat design.

Singha uses ProSlide’s water coaster and turbine technology to propel rafts up the coaster hills higher and faster. Rows of water jets line every hill to power steeper climbs making it 60 per cent more efficient than traditional water propulsion coasters.

Four massive saucer-shaped bowls punctuate the ride. The FlyingSAUCERs are steeply angled for a drop-and-dive sensation, featuring high-banked curves and maximum centrifugal force.

attractions-kit.net keyword: ProSlide


Proslide’s new Singha slide at Siam Park in Tenerife, Spain

Rapid Gravity Ride is a brand bew ride from Extreme Engineering, which “dares thrill seekers to challenge the laws of gravitational force”. Based around a giant look-out tower, the extreme ride combines a variety of elements as guests twist and turn on a zip line rollercoaster, take a free fall leap of faith, encounter rock walls and take-off on a rocket launcher. Extreme Engineering products can be customised to a park’s needs. See Rapid Gravity Ride at WWA and this year’s IAAPA trade show.

attractions-kit.net keyword: Extreme Engineering



Rapid Gravity Ride

From Aquatic Development Group’s (ADG) newest line of Oasis water ride attractions, the Surf Lagoon is designed to build on the fun, social environment of the popular FlowRider. Surf Lagoon brings both the excitement of flowboarding and the enjoyment of a wave pool into one aquatic attraction that extends well beyond the water’s edge. Surf Lagoon creates an experience for both participants and spectators, keeping them engaged and on-property all day. Clients can add retail, F&B and cabana areas in the design for increased revenue-generating opportunities.

attractions-kit.net keyword: ADG


Surf Lagoon

Polin has recently worked on a new installation for Splash World at the Hotel Globales Playa Estepona in Malaga, Spain.
The 20,000sqm (215,300sq ft) waterpark uses RTM manufacturing throughout, offering a smooth finish to the slides, while Polin’s patented Natural Light Effect (NLE) technology uses sunlight to create colourful interior designs as riders slide through the tubes. The waterpark’s attractions include a Kamikaze, Black Hole and an Aqua Tube from Poiln’s range of rides.

Polin has also installed a new slide at Cowabunga Bay in Las Vegas, US. The giant beach-themed Surf Safari slide is the company’s first turnkey waterpark project in the US.

attractions-kit.net keyword: Polin



Originally published in Attractions Management 2015 issue 3

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