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Waterparks


WhiteWater East Canadian company installs in China


This year, as it celebrates its 30th anniversary, Canada’s WhiteWater West has supplied no fewer than four waterparks in China.


Park World takes a closer look


ocated near Fushun/Shenyang in the north east of the country, Bali Waterpark is China’s largest indoor/outdoor waterpark to date. According to WhiteWater, which designed the park and supplied all of its attractions, it is also one of the most exotically-themed waterparks anywhere in the world, complete with a Balinese flavour and several industry firsts.


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The outdoor portion, for example, features China's first hydraulic surf pool, together with a pair of duelling AquaLoop slides. The 8.28-hectare waterpark (1.28ha indoor and 7ha outdoor) includes such features as an exciting Abyss and Family Boomerango complex, a Master Blaster waterslide coaster, FlowRider surf attraction, Familly Raft Ride, six-lane Mat Racer slide, two interactive playground structures including a Giant RainFortress, a children’s slide complex and a mix of speed and body slides. Sound like fun?


An additional attraction, opening later this year, will be the industry's first flume-through-flume Family Python, featuring an innertube slide passing through the structure’s giant 20-feet (6.1m) diameter MEGAtube slide. “The park is part of a huge new resort with hotels, golf courses and amusement parks in a beautiful, lush valley landscape,” explains WhiteWater president Geoff Chutter. “They will be drawing from a local area of about 20 million people, and are looking to be a bit of a destination resort as well. WhiteWater anticipates that the waterpark will see outstanding attendance numbers.” In Beijing, the company supplied a FlowRider and an AquaPlay AP 1050 multi-level interactive structure to the new Longmenzhen Waterpark. Over in Changzhou, about two hours from Shanghai, the Lubura Waterpark opened on July 1 as a second gate to the city’s existing Dinosaur World theme park. This prehistoric-themed property now features China’s first ever Abyss slide,


30 OCTOBER 2011


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