As WhiteWater prepares for the Asian Attractions Expo in Hong Kong, their team is looking forward to meeting with many of the clients and partners that have helped make 2018 a noteworthy year for them thus far. The industry-leading water park supplier, WhiteWater, is proud to have supplied China’s, and the world’s, top parks with its unsurpassed water slides, interactive water play structures, and water rides.
An important and valued market for the company, Asia has become an innovator in both the theme and water park spaces as evidenced by its numerous recent park openings:
Wet‘n’Wild’s First Foray into China
Wet‘n’Wild Haikou is Village Roadshow Theme Park’s first water park in China, and the first for an international water park franchise. The Australian theme park operator has a long history of working with WhiteWater on premier water parks in multiple markets, such as Sydney, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas, to name a few. The newest water park, located in Hainan, China, is home to China’s first-ever 4-person inner tube AquaTube water slide, in addition classic water slides AquaLoop, Whizzard, Super Bowl, Boomerango, and Master Blaster.
Changsha’s Window of the World
In Central China, at Changsha Window of the World theme park, a highly-themed Adventure Trail is currently being explored and enjoyed by little paleontologist hopefuls. The dinosaur-themed 5-tower adventure play structure creates an environment for kids who love to climb, challenge, and discover paths of their own—letting their imaginations run wild. The theme park includes popular historical landmarks and sites ranging from modern to ancient scenic spots.
Wanda’s Movie Water Park
With numerous notable movie studios in Asia, it’s no surprise that China has become one of the largest film industries in the world. Traveling up north, the Wanda Group have just completed an indoor water park, Wanda Qingdao Oriental Studio Indoor Waterpark, located right beside their movie studio in Qingdao, China. A longstanding partner of the Wanda Group, WhiteWater have provided a ride in every single Wanda water park in the last seven years. In addition to a thrilling Abyss + Manta fusion, a Super Bowl, and a FusionFortress, you can also experience the world’s first AquaSphere + Rattler fusion.
Doug Smith, WhiteWater’s Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific, commented, “Wanda Studios Qingdao is a great example of the collaborative relationship we have and enjoy with Wanda. They are a great client to be able to work with.”
Laguna Waterpark’s Oasis in the Desert
Over in the Middle East, guests at popular beachfront, La Mer, can now enjoy the brand-new Laguna Waterpark. The new Dubai water park encompasses four distinct zones: a surf zone, a water slide complex, a splash pad area for children, and an AquaPlay area. Guests can watch surfers hang ten as they experience the 180-degrees of seamless surfing surface with FlowRider’s new WaveOz™. Guests looking for sliding thrills will find plenty to keep them busy with a Whizzard, Flatline Loop, and Freefall slide. The water park also comes with an exciting Constrictor + Sawtooth Super Bowl fusion, as well as an AquaSphere + Manta 55 fusion, and an AquaPlay unit—an ideal retreat from the desert heat.
Parque Warner Beach’s Super Heroes
Just south of Madrid, Spain, is Parque Warner Beach, originally opened in 2014, the park’s latest expansion features two WhiteWater slide complexes themed for the Justice League heroes and villains. The Batman-themed slide tower features The Joker, a saw-toothed Super Bowl, the other two slides are both 4-person, family raft rides: a Harley Quinn serpentine slide with both open and enclosed sections, and a black and yellow, Batman-themed AquaSphere and Rattler fusion. The second tower is home to Superman and Wonder Woman and showcases three more thrilling slides: a four-lane Mat Racer in Superman’s colors, an exhilarating Flatline Loop, and a daring inner tube slide with dizzying twists and turns, giving riders the chance to feel the speed of a flying Wonder Woman.
Glide Like a Manta at SeaWorld
Over in the United States, guests to SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica water park are now enjoying a truly unique and spectacular water slide. The Ray Rush water slide is a thrilling mix of physical and visual sensations, inspired by the majestic manta ray. Combing three thrilling experience, a Family Blaster, AquaSphere, and Manta, riders glide and spin through the water just like the slide’s namesake.
With a busy opening to the first half of the year, WhiteWater is showing no signs of slowing down, helping to maintain its place as the world’s largest water park manufacturer. To learn more about WhiteWater’s water park and theme park attractions, stop by their AAE booths 1716, 1710, and 1620.