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Hot Waterpark Attractions <br />Trends That Made a Splash in 2015

Hot Waterpark Attractions
Trends That Made a Splash in 2015

August 27, 2015 No Comments

By Jessica Leigh Brown Waterpark guests crave thrills, new experiences and plenty of entertainment for the kids. What are the most popular attractions at waterparks this year, and what are the priorities for future additions? Cascades Indoor Water Park in Cortland, N.Y., focuses on pleasing entire families with its array of attractions. A 41,000-square-foot indoor […]

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Something for Small Fries – Splashparks Hit a Target Demographic for Waterparks

Something for Small Fries – Splashparks Hit a Target Demographic for Waterparks

May 22, 2015 No Comments

Splashparks in waterparks are making waves. These interactive play areas are often primarily directed at children, but that doesn’t mean that adults don’t appreciate them as well. In this article, waterpark staff described the appeal of these attractions. At Splashtown San Antonio, Texas, General Manager Lisa Ibarra said splashparks primarily appeal to families with children […]

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Keeping Up with Upkeep – Advice and Best Practices for a Clean Waterpark

Keeping Up with Upkeep – Advice and Best Practices for a Clean Waterpark

April 14, 2015 No Comments

Waterparks that have sat still and empty during the winter will soon be flowing with guests and good times. To ensure a successful season, now is the time to finish addressing spring maintenance issues.   Start with a Plan  “There’s so much involved in maintenance,” said Steve Brown, aquatics division manager of Splash in the […]

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Keeping Up with the Current – Best Practices for Waterpark Maintenance and Safety

Keeping Up with the Current – Best Practices for Waterpark Maintenance and Safety

February 13, 2015 No Comments

By Jessica Leigh Brown The ability to welcome guests to a pristine waterpark requires a blend of successful elements. Friendly, efficient staff members make guests feel comfortable and safe. Clean, comfortable furnishings invite customers to sit and stay for a while – and come back on their next day off. Rides that sparkle with cleanliness […]

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Inside Information – Trends at Indoor Waterparks

Inside Information – Trends at Indoor Waterparks

January 7, 2015 No Comments

What’s making a splash at indoor waterparks? Nationwide, the most popular elements of the indoor, all-weather, get-wet havens are as varied as the areas where they operate. At Wings & Waves at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Ore., Executive Director Larry Wood said everyone who comes to his waterpark is excited about the […]

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SeaWorld Celebrates a Second  Season in San Diego

SeaWorld Celebrates a Second Season in San Diego

October 22, 2014 No Comments

Inside the Wet and Wild World of Aquatica By Natalie Hope McDonald It took more than 500,000 gallons of water to create the Big Surf Shore, one of Southern California’s largest wave pools. It’s just one of the popular attractions at SeaWorld’s newest Aquatica waterpark in San Diego. Aquatica San Diego, like its sister parks […]

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Waves: Getting Guests to Wade into a Story

Waves: Getting Guests to Wade into a Story

August 19, 2014 No Comments

Great Ideas for Waterpark Theming By Karen Appold Waterparks offer hours of fun for their guests. By incorporating a theme into a waterpark, you can increase the fun factor and enhance the appeal. Themes can be extended to a park’s name, names of rides, décor, food items and more. Big Surf Waterpark, in Tempe, Ariz., […]

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Waves: Keeping the Fun Flowing for Families at Waterparks

Waves: Keeping the Fun Flowing for Families at Waterparks

March 1, 2014 No Comments

By Karen Appold A trip to a waterpark should be fun for the entire family. With this in mind, waterparks design rides that the entire family can enjoy together. Pelican Harbor in Bolingbrook, Ill., which has about 125,000 visitors a year, has four water slides (two body and two tube slides) outdoors and two body […]

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Rides that Offer the Most Family Fun

Rides that Offer the Most Family Fun

March 1, 2014 No Comments

All rides are fun, but which one stands out as the all-time favorite at waterparks around the country? At Big Surf Waterpark, the Waikiki Beach Wave Pool is fun for everyone. “For 44 summers, families have enjoyed this great wave pool in a variety of ways including body surfing, rafting, boogie boarding and even surfing,” […]

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Keeping the Fun Flowing for Families at Waterparks

Keeping the Fun Flowing for Families at Waterparks

March 1, 2014 No Comments

By Karen Appold A trip to a waterpark should be fun for the entire family. With this in mind, waterparks design rides that the entire family can enjoy together. Pelican Harbor in Bolingbrook, Ill., which has about 125,000 visitors a year, has four water slides (two body and two tube slides) outdoors and two body […]

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