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WATERPARKS Building Sandcastles T Montazooma at Blackpool Happy Birthday Sunway Lagoon!


the Sunway Lagoon waterpark has spent RM6m (£1.2m, 1.5m, US$2m) on a WhiteWater Abyss waterslide that will be the world’s largest when it opens in August 2012. The 100ft (30m)-high mega waterslide complete with LED light


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effects will accommodate six riders at a time as it twists and turns before plummeting into the abyss.


The Abyss at Sunway Lagoon Lotte Group dips its toe in the water It’s all fl ow at Legoland Florida


Pool, the park’s other key attractions will include a Joker Soaker and a Build-A-Raft River where families will be able to design and build a unique boat made from Lego and sail it around a 1,000ft (305m)-long lazy river. Meanwhile, at Legoland’s waterpark in California, a new


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he Lotte Group, which owns Lotte World indoor theme park in Seoul, South Korea, is developing a brand new waterpark in Kimhae, near Busan, South Korea. The waterpark is the second major attraction for Lotte


Group. It will include indoor and outdoor rides and water play. WhiteWater West has been given a US$22m (£13.7m,


16.8m) contract to engineer, manufacture and install all of the park’s attractions. This will include two Megatube rides – the new Family Rattler and Family Python – a Family Boomerango, AquaLoop, Abyss, an eight-lane Whizzard, Family Raft Ride, Dueling Master Blasters plus Speed Slides and Body Slides. The Polynesian-themed waterpark (which hasn’t yet been named) will also feature a 115ft (35m) pneumatic Surf Wave pool, a smaller, indoor 60ft (18m) Family Wave pool, a FlowRider Double and two AquaPlay multi-level interactive play structures.


Legoland Florida is fi lled with water Read Attractions Management online attractionsmanagement.com/digital AM 2 2012 ©cybertrek 2012


attraction called Pirate Reef will open this summer. Families will be able to ride a boat between two 40ft (12m)-long pirate ships while other families aim water cannons at each other.


s its opening date of May 26 approaches, Legoland Florida Waterpark has been fi lled with water. As well as the fi rst Legoland waterpark to get a Lego Wave


alaysia’s Sunway Lagoon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. As well as a new 5D theatre attraction planned for its Kuala Lumpur theme park,


he UK’s largest indoor waterpark has added two


new slides to its existing attractions. Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool has invested £2.5m (3m, US$4m) in its Aztec-themed Aztec Falls and Montazooma slides, which launch from the roof of the waterpark and plummet down the side of the building.


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he Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) in Albert Park has just opened its Double Flowrider attraction which forms part of its indoor swimming


pool, wave machine and water slide offering. MSAC was origi- nally built for the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.


Flowrider at MSAC


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