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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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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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