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WhiteWater Acquires Hopkins Rides

posted on August 23, 2012

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Hopkins Rides’ has joined WhiteWater and will continue to offer rides, such as the “Pirate Reef” Shoot the Chute, installed this year at LEGOLAND® California Resort. Photo credit: LEGOLAND® California Resort

WhiteWater is pleased to announce that Hopkins Rides (formerly O.D. Hopkins) has joined the WhiteWater family of companies. Hopkins Rides will continue to operate under the same name and will continue to offer its legendary amusement park attractions: the Log Flume Ride, Super Flume, Shoot the Chute, River Raft Ride, as well as other water transportation systems.

Teri Ruffley, Managing Director of WhiteWater’s amusement ride section says, “Having Hopkins Rides on board advances our mission to bring to market the most exciting and diverse aquatic amusement park attractions portfolio in the world. We are positioned for and looking forward to a strong year ahead in this segment of the industry.”

“We’re ecstatic to be part of WhiteWater,” says Jim Glover, who continues as the Director of Sales for Hopkins Rides. “We also believe Hopkins’ rides will offer high capacity additions to world-class waterparks.”

“Our vision is to bring in originals like Hopkins Rides to reinforce what WhiteWater does best – top-notch attractions”, says Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater President & CEO. “And stay tuned… because we have many more originals coming down the line.”

Hopkins Rides began in 1979 and has continued to deliver highly popular water-based rides for the amusement park sector. Hopkins Rides is based out of Palm City, Florida and joins WhiteWater as its 19th global office. For information on Hopkins Rides, The Waterflow Experts, please visit www.hopkinsrides.com.