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Rounding up Whitewater's 2018

13/12/18


Record-Shattering IAAPA: Whitwater received four Brass Rings Awards for:

  • Best New Product: Water Park Ride/Attraction for FusionFortress 17 – an epic interactive play structure with iconic slides; a mini water park on its own!
  • Best New Product Concept for Orbiter – a new horizon-defining slide for water parks inspired by roller coasters and the world famous Aqualoop, this time for the entire family!
  • Best New Product: Technology Applied to Amusements for Vantage – a game-changing platform that delivers never before seen insights that optimize operational performance and guest experience.
  • Winner for Best Large Booth 

Product Spotlight: Orbiter - Orbiter is a ride inspired by our vision to create excitement and fun for not only the rider, but the spectator as well. Just like how guests marvel at iconic 360° loops on roller coasters —whether they are on the ride or just walking by—we envisioned creating a water slide that would excite not just the rider, but the spectator too.

Park Spotlight: Cactus Springs at Funtastics, Tucson, AZ - Cactus Springs at Funtasticks, Tucson, Arizona officially opened in September, and features a colourful AquaPlay 1050 with a Pool Sider, AquaTube, and 2-Lane Mini Multilane. Its tipping bucket dumps 1,000 gallons of water every 10 minutes, in addition to bubbler jets, water wheels, water curtains, and waterfalls for some good ol’ family fun! Cactus Springs is Funtasticks’ first water-based attraction.

Congratulations to Epic Waters! - We’d like to extend our congratulations to Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark on their approaching first anniversary, and also for winning a WWA Leading Edge Award alongside OpenAire, the City of Grand Prairie, Ramaker & Associates, and WhiteWater! Featuring the tallest indoor AquaLoop in the U.S. and North America's first 2-person inner tube AquaSphere, Epic Waters is the perfect place for families to spend quality time together.

FlowRider: A new triple FlowRider - SoundWaves, which is at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 12 miles outside of Nashville, Tennessee had just over 110,000 sq ft and $90 Million with which to work, so they decided to build a music-themed water park. Along with their FlowRider® Double, they have installed a rapid and a lazy river, five waterslides, a FlowRider® Double, an activity pool with rock climbing, and more!

Employee Spotlight: Sarah Lopez - Just like how WhiteWater has offices in far-flung corners of the world—Vancouver, Shanghai, Dubai, and Barcelona—some of our staff, too, have lived in various countries across the globe. Sarah Lopez, our Sales Coordinator who is based at our Barcelona office has lived in South America and Europe, picking up four languages in the process. A nature-lover and adventure-seeker, Sarah thrives on outdoor fun and puts her multilingualism to use when dealing with clients from all over Europe.

As 2018 draws to a close, we'd like to wish everyone a wonderful and joyous holiday season. We've had an incredible and momentous year, and we hope that you have, too. Have a safe journey to those who will be travelling, and may your 2019 be filled with health, happiness, and newfound success!

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