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King Cobra bites! Polin slide planned for eight parks worldwide

Following its debut last summer in Turkey, Polin Waterparks & Pool Systems is to install a further eight King Cobra slides this year across the globe – including its first ever in North America


he eye-catching duelling waterslide will make its debut this summer at Six Flags Great Adventure’s Hurricane Harbor waterpark in New Jersey, Aqualand Frejus in France, Shandiz Indoor Waterpark in Iran, plus further installations in Italy, Turkey, Beijing, Thailand and Indonesia. Several other potential sites are also under negotiation.

The Six Flags order represents a major coup for the Turkish supplier as it pushes into the North American market, and the park giant is hoping the attraction become a guest favourite in New Jersey.

“We are thrilled to work with Polin on this landmark project,” confirms Six Flags Great Adventure president John Fitzgerald. “We are confident that King Cobra’s

intense ride experience and unparalleled design will make it one of our most popular and entertaining water attractions.” Launched last year at MAXX Royal resort in Turkey, and also Djubga Waterpark in Russia, King Cobra features a pair of parallel slide paths. Waterpark guests race against one another as they twist, turn and ultimately fall prey to the fearsome snake. The encounter begins inside a spiralling tunnel slide before riders plunge 8 metres and accelerate up to of 51 km/h as they hurtle into the cobra’s mouth. This one-of-a-kind attraction boasts tremendous spectator appeal – as well as being a heart-pounding experience for riders. “At Six Flags, together with special effects like fog, sound and lighting, King Cobra will feature a custom- designed, themed tower,” reveals Polin sales manager Kubilay Alpdogan. Located in Jackson, New Jersey, Hurricane Harbour is the sister waterpark to one of the busiest amusement parks in the Six Flags chain, featuring more than 20 high-speed thrill slides, a water playground, a million- gallon wave pool and a half-mile-long lazy river.


expands again! Operated by the Aspro group, Aqualand is Europe’s largest chain of waterparks, with 13 properties in France, Portugal and Spain. Polin will be supplying no fewer than five of these with new attractions this summer, following the success enjoyed last season with new slides at Aqualand Bassin

d’Arcachon and Aqualand St Syr Sur Mer. The new

additions for 2012 include a King Cobra for Aqualand Frejus, a tropical-themed water play structure (as pictured) for Aqualand Cap d’Agde and, coming to Aqualand St Cyprien, Polin’s Uphill Navigatour water coaster and a tunnel body slide with patented natural light effects. There are new attractions too for Aqualand St Cyr Sur Mer, which gets a tropical-themed Aquatower, while Aqualand Bassin d’Arcachon is set for a mini pirate slide.

All the new slides will open in the summer and feature Polin’s signature RTM (Resin Transfer Moulding) finish, meaning they appear shiny on both the inside and outside.


MARCH 2012

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