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An Int erv ew with Leisure Lab s’ An Interview with Leisure Labs’i B ob Dea n Bob Dean

Leisure Labs and Sunkid have teamed up to boost Sunkid family rides and waterpark conveyors at the North American market. Bob Dean from Leisure Labs gives some insights about its new partner Sunkid and how family rides and waterpark conveyors fit together.

What does your new par

What does your new partner, Sunkid, s and f Sunkid, s tand for?


Sunkid is a globally active supplier with a broad range of products for parks, ski areas and all sorts of tourism regions. Their ride portfolio features really cool and unique ride systems specifically tailored to families with young children.We want to stay active in this attraction category, and Sunkid is a great expansion of our dept h and rang e

Whatmakes the Sunkid Family Rides particularly interesting?What is the USP of these products?

What makes the Sunkid Family Rides particularly interesting? What is the USP of these products?

The trademark of these rides is their interactivity. The riders are always interacting with the rides to influence the experience. Also, in a world of

sameness, these rides are different. Layer interactivity, uniqueness and small footprints, and you have something special. I have always said that if a higher quality unique alternative presented itself in the Family and Children’s ride market, Leisure Labs would b e quite interested.

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Are there any new developments as well? Ye

Are the rides known outside of Europe as well?

Are the rides known outside of Europe aswell ?

Absolut el y! The rides w ere or iginally de veloped and sold by Heeg e. The lac k of a successor r esulted in acq uisition of that German com pany b y Sunkid in 2009. The F amil y Rides are still manufactur ed in the German facility…hence their superior q uality. Mor e t han 500 ha v e been alr eady been ins talled ar ound the w orld o ver the pas t 40+ years.

Whatwould be the best-known ride by Sunk d? The Heege To

What would be the best-known ride y Sunkid?i

wo Tower. It's a highly interactive family ride

and rotating viewing tower with a very small footprint and amazing track-record of success. It is a fixed part of all Legoland Parks around the world and stands out with its nice vertical profile and diverse theme options.


Are there any newde elopments aswell? Yes indeed. Since the merger, and in addition to the manufacturing facility in Germany, the company also has a large factory in Austria with about 15 designers at its disposal. The most recent development is the Sundancer an interactive spin ride with a small footprint .

Apart from the f has r

y s par k s. What led to t

t from t he f amily r ides, Sunkid has recently star ted to focus on w parks. What led to this?

y rides, Sunkid ed to f ocus on wat er

Before the acquisition of Heege, outdoor conveyor belts for skiing areas, water parks and snow domes were With conveyors op

erating in 3,500 facilities around the core business of Sunkid.

the world, Sunkid is by far the largest and most experienced player in the park and leisure market. With so much experience and specific product advantages, Sunkid will set new standards for water parks – no matter if in new facilities or if we are retrofitting and replacing conveyors fo r existing parks.


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