India’s Largest Waterpark Marks a Milestone for Emerging Market
India’s largest water park, Wet N Joy Waterpark, hosted a grand opening on March 18th, 2016 entertaining over 2000 people for the evening. The park is located in Lonavala, a lush hill station in the Indian State of Maharashtra drawing tourists from all over the world with their natural lakes, historic caves and picturesque mountains. The beauty of Lonavala is the perfect back drop for this milestone in the development of the Indian amusement industry as the largest water park ever built in the country. Wet N Joy Waterpark is owned by Malpani Group, a development group operating across multiple industries including education, health, finance, hospitality and of course tourism and entertainment. The water slides, play structure, wave river and wave pool are all supplied by WhiteWater.
Introducing many ‘firsts’ for Indian Waterpark guests
Wet N Joy Waterpark is introducing many firsts to the region, including India’s first Master Blaster and India’s largest Wave Pool which spans 60,000 square feet. In the middle of the impressive Dual Wave pool is an entertainment stage and surrounding it is over 12,000 square feet of beach space making the wave pool a distinctive place to host corporate events and parties. The man-made surging ocean is framed with the natural lush greenscapes of Lonavala, creating a beautiful atmosphere for playing all day and even into the night.
“We are happy that our Wet N Joy Waterpark at Lonavala has come together so well thanks to WhiteWater. Their product design, quality and project assistance has been outstanding. WhiteWater has proved to be the epitome of professionalism,” commented Manish Malpani, Director, Malpani Group.
Other attractions supplied by WhiteWater include a Wave River and an Extreme River, multiple water slides such as the Rattler™ and Boomerango™ and a tiki-themed AquaPlay RainFortress™ which covers 10,000 square feet of interactive fun. WhiteWater’s range of attractions provide fun for guests of all ages and levels, from the adrenaline-junkies looking to be thrilled on the Freefall Body Slides to parents with young tots wanting to play together in the dedicated children’s area.
“I am honoured to be able to contribute to this landmark project for India. This high quality water park will bring years of entertainment to deserving families, making memories that will last generations”, says Pradeep Sharma, VP Business Development – India, WhiteWater.
A park to lead the way as the as the Indian Waterpark and Attractions industry grows
Other features of the park include a cashless system throughout the facility using RFID wristbands that can be loaded with credit and used to pay for lockers, merchandise or food and beverages. Wet N Joy is not only pleasing to those looking to play and splash, but for those with a big appetite. With four full restaurants and four concession stands around the park, there are a variety of options to satisfy everyone in the family.
“We are extremely proud to have worked with the Malpani family to help bring their vision of Wet N Joy Waterpark to life while continuing to support the family in the development of future projects. It’s amazing to think that WhiteWater’s first project in India was 20 years ago! We are thrilled to see the water park and attractions industry continuing to grow and thrive in India and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service and support to Indian park owners/operators and their guests,” comments Sean Hinton, VP & GM – Waterparks & Attractions, WhiteWater.