WhiteWater has announced a series of water projects, both opened and upcoming.
‘First SlideWheel’ in Mt. Olympus Water & Theme Park becomes the first SlideWheel in the Western hemisphere opened on the Memorial Day weekend and is a cross between a Ferris wheel and a water slide.
Soaky Mountain Waterpark in Tennessee will open a one-of-a-kind dueling ride – the world’s first Blaster Battle and Boomerango fusion, or ‘Blasterango Battle’, where riders compete side by side on Master Blasters.
SeaWorld’s Aquatica opened ‘Reef Plunge’ – slides that start with ocean-themed AquaLucent effects in dark AquaTubes and finish with clear acrylic flumes that take riders past real marine life.
Meanwhile, Island H2O Water Park in Kissimmee launched an innovative yet simple all-digital season pass solution – a first in the industry. It was developed by WhiteWater’s software arm, Vantage, to automate the process, make the experience seamless for guests and operators, as well as save time and reduce staffing needs.
With over 800 installations of AquaPlay structures worldwide, Legoland New York has united again with WhiteWater to open another one: an AquaPlay 1050, along with a number of AquaSplash Toys, for its water playground.
“It’s great to see such high-profile openings in North America, which are inviting more investments in the attractions industry after the events of the last two years,” said Doug Smith, Head of Global Sales. “With this changing landscape, WhiteWater is innovating to offer clients not only products that allow venues to stand out, but solutions to help them digitally transform with the times.”
Over 70 projects worldwide supplied by WhiteWater are expected to open in 2022, encompassing water rides for theme parks, surf attractions, and Vantage venue management platform, in addition to water slides and aquatic play.