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Wet Sounds
Get Goosebumps!
Music for waterparks
The Sally Corporation has unveiled three new dark ride concepts based on
the popular rage of Goosebumps books, TV shows, video games and soon
The next big thing in water play? Musical
a motion picture.
instruments! WhiteWater West recently
Goosebumps – Horror Land is a
unveiled a new product called AquaTune,
dark ride based around a haunted
an interactive water feature available as a
amusement park, "Where nightmares
free-standing unit or as part of the
come to life." It consists of six scenes
company’s play structures.
within a 100 by 110ft building.
This quirky musical instrument allows
Goosebumps – Factory Frenze fits
users to create their own tunes by
into the same space, again with six
covering the water coming out of the
scenes, and takes riders to the
holes with their fingers, in turn producing
creepiest factory in the world.
musical notes. The sounds can be
Goosebumps – HorrorLand Hotel
adjusted to mimic a range of instruments ABOVE: The HydroPhone from SCS
fits in a tighter 80 by 100ft enclo-
such as flute, violin and oboe. The basic
Interactive BELOW: John Demchu and sure and includes 15 scenes. Here
model has 12 notes set up to represent
Julie Zakus of WhiteWater demonstrate
guests visit the creepiest, most
the musical scale.
the AquaTune
haunted and most fun hotel in
From SCS Interactive, meanwhile, comes the HydroPhone, shown here being
HorrorLand.
Hyper Drop in use
played by Ryan Janzen during IAAPA Attractions Expo. This unique instrument makes
music out of water and is a magnet for children. It is offered as standalone attraction
or part of SCS’s HydroDek play structures.
The HydroPhone is easy for anyone to play, simply by putting their fingers over the
Vitala in Vietnam
flute-like holes. The standard model comes in either stainless steel or fibreglass and
is about 5ft (1.7m) long). Custom models are also available.
The Vitala Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thanh
Nien Joint Stock Corporation to finance eight separate projects in Vietnam.
The first will be the US$110 million Cam Ranh Eco Resort.
The outline masterplan and all feasibility studies for this 185-hectare site
(457 acres) have been completed. Leisure and sports facilities promised
include an amphitheatre, family entertainment centre, aquarium, aviary and
butterfly house, go-kart track, sports academy, golf course and driving range.
Also featured will be a 326-room
convention hotel, an indoor/outdoor
swimming paradise, thermal hot
springs, a casino, retail units, 276
apartments and condominiums, 114
luxury villas and a small marina.
Opening is forecast for December
2013.
LEFT: The planned aquarium/aviary
Sesame Street Safari
Nets-Pentes Design.
The park is building five of the
In keeping with the rest of the park, the new Sesame Street-themed area of
attractions in-house. These include
Busch Gardens in Florida will celebrate the spirit of Africa.
Telly’s Jungle Jam, a play area,
Sesame Street Safari of Fun will feature 13 rides, two shows, plus dining and
Elmo’s Treehouse Trek, a three-
shopping opportunities. The rides include Air Grover, a junior coaster by Zierer
story hideaway, Slimey’s Sahara
and The Count’s Zambezi Rally, a car ride from Chance/Bradley & Kaye. Four
Sand, a sand-filled beach, Oscar’s
new rides from Zamperla include Zoe-
Swamp Stomp, a water play area
Patra & the Hippos of the Nile, a flume
and Bert & Ernie’s Watering Hole,
ride, Snuffy’s Elephant Romp, a flying
a completely new water adventure
ride, Elmo’s Safari Go-Round, a tribal-
filled with bubblers, geysers, jets,
inspired carousel, and Big Bird’s Whirly
dumping buckets and more.
Birdie, a Ferris Wheel. Rosita’s Djembe
The Sunny Day Theater will
Fly-Away is a swing ride supplied by
present musical performances, and there will also be a 4D movie featuring the
Sartori, while Cookie Monster’s Canopy
Sesame Street characters called Lights, Camera, Imagination. Finally, Big
Crawl is a three-story net climb from
Bird’s 123-Smile with Me photography studio gives kids the chance to share a
hug and a smile with Sesame Street friends.
LEFT: Busch Gardens’ Mark Rose
The new site is being created where Land of the Dragons exists, and will
supervises construction of the new area double the area’s current size to 2.5 acres.
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FEBRUARY 2010
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