Designing a Waterpark to Meet the Needs of All Ages

February 16, 2012 No Comments

The idea of a “one size fits all” waterpark is great in principle. However, it’s not easy to appeal to a child’s desire for adventure while at the same time addressing a parent’s concern for safety. Below are some strategies for meeting the needs of a wide variety of visitors.

  • Create attractions and activities that families with young children can evolve into as they grow older. They can start with a zero-depth entry pool one year, and then next year graduate to the small slides.
  • Design your park with adult areas surrounding or in close proximity to kiddie pools. Situate seating areas or Jacuzzi tubs around the perimeter of shallow water areas so that parents can watch their children play.
  • Keep each area unique rather than mixing activities for multiple age groups. Segregating kids’ activities from more teen-oriented thrill slides keeps the differing demographics safely entertained.
  • Evaluate the demographic of your visitors to see what types of activities you might be missing.

 

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