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Safe and Sound Splashing <br> Waterpark Ride Safety Precautions 

Safe and Sound Splashing 
Waterpark Ride Safety Precautions 

August 28, 2017 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova There are so many ways to have fun at a waterpark. But there are also a lot of ways things could potentially go wrong when you involve water, crowds, high-speed thrills and complex rides. So waterpark managers generally employ a series of safety precautions, with lifeguards and other personnel backed up by […]

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Waterplay Safety Tips for a Season of Fun

Waterplay Safety Tips for a Season of Fun

February 13, 2017 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova As they gear up for a summer of splashing, swimming and sliding, waterparks from coast to coast are making sure safety is priority number one. “We have a robust and multi-layered training program to ensure safety,” said Nancy Kaiser, who oversees the Antioch Water Park, northern California’s oldest such attraction, as director […]

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Waterparks:  Inside Information on Indoor Fun

Waterparks: Inside Information on Indoor Fun

December 29, 2016 No Comments

By Karen Appold As the new year begins, owners and managers of indoor waterparks reflect on their plans and goals for 2017. What improvements and changes will they make at their facilities, what innovative food choices will they serve and how can they continue to strive toward excellent customer service? Regarding improvements and changes, Eric […]

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Safety First: How Waterparks Protect Guests

Safety First: How Waterparks Protect Guests

October 25, 2016 No Comments

By Karen Appold When looking to make a waterpark as safe as it can be, there are lots of areas to address. At Pelican Harbor Indoor/Outdoor Aquatic Park, in Bolingbrook, Ill., Tim Jaskiewicz, aquatic manager, said his best advice for running a safe waterpark is to have a well-trained staff. “They are the ones who […]

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Riding High  <br>New Waterpark Attractions

Riding High
New Waterpark Attractions

August 26, 2016 No Comments

By Hilary Danailova From the venerable attractions of Disney to just-opened resorts, waterparks around the country are stepping up their game with thrilling new rides to wow guests old and new. What do many of these rides have in common? Exclusivity and speed. From Colorado’s first simulated beach to groundbreaking aquatic coasters, waterparks are offering […]

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Clean Water and Smooth Sailing <br>Waterpark Spring Maintenance

Clean Water and Smooth Sailing
Waterpark Spring Maintenance

May 18, 2016 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey Springtime at a waterpark means making sure the water is clean and the wet and wild attractions are running smoothly. That’s why Bill Gehlhaus, owner of Runaway Rapids in Keansburg, N.J., works to complete three important tasks every spring. “The top tasks are, one, the inspection/repair of all slides, filters and […]

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From Snacks and Meals  to Treats and Sweets  <br>What’s On the Menu at Waterparks

From Snacks and Meals to Treats and Sweets
What’s On the Menu at Waterparks

April 12, 2016 No Comments

By Jen Heller Meservey At waterparks, classic American foods like pizza, burgers, hot dogs, French fries and chicken tenders, are the most popular. Josh Roybal, waterpark manager at Hotel Cascada Waterpark in Albuquerque, N.M., said that “convenient and handheld items are easier to eat in a crowded waterpark.” Mark Litz, vice president of food and […]

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Trends for Safer Swimming: New Technologies

Trends for Safer Swimming: New Technologies

February 22, 2016 No Comments

By Jennifer Byrne If J.D Zimmerman needs to monitor any of the rides or pools at the 100,000 square foot Kalahari Resort Waterpark, all he needs to do is pick up his phone. “One nice thing for me, as a maintenance guy, is everything can be hooked up online; I can actually sit at home […]

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Waterpark Trends<br>  Keeping Guests Safe and Entertained

Waterpark Trends
Keeping Guests Safe and Entertained

January 4, 2016 No Comments

By Jessica Leigh Brown Trends within the waterpark industry that include offering additional entertainment options are playing out at parks across the country, while enhanced safety measures remain a top priority. Part of Metropolis Resort in Eu Claire, Wis., Chaos Water Park is a 35,000-square-foot indoor park containing several four-story slides, a lazy river and […]

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What Is Fresh in Water Fun <br> New Waterpark Attractions

What Is Fresh in Water Fun
New Waterpark Attractions

October 23, 2015 No Comments

By Jessica Leigh Brown Guests at waterparks across the nation are looking for ways to enjoy some watery thrills. Traditional slides, with their sharp turns and bright colors, remain a popular choice with park goers, but designers are always working to create fresh attractions that will keep customers coming back. Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, […]

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