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Europe’s most prestigious indoor waterpark has invested in an innovative, new, themed water play structure from Polin Waterparks


Fun Facts Fun Facts Tropical Islands’ extensive size allows


opical Islands’ extensive size allo it to accommodate high-capacityit to accommodate high-capacity crowds — up to 8,200 visitors a day and 6,000 at one time.


cr wds — up to 8,200 visitors a day and 6,000 at one time.


It also has: It also has:


• 66,000 square metres (710,418 square feet) of floor space


• 5 million cubic meters (176 million cubic feet) of enclosed space


• 66,000 square metres (7 0,4 square feet) of floor space • 5 million cubic meters (176 cubic feet) of enclosed space


• 20,000 square metres (215,278 square feet) of UV-transparent f lm on the south side of the dom


• About 50,000 plants and 600 different plant species.


different plant species • About 50,000 plants


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• 20,000 square metres (2 5,278 square feet) of UV-transparent film on the south side of the dome and 6


6 million


Krausnick, Germany, on the fringes of the Spree Forest. Boasting Germany’s highest waterslide tower (27 metres or 88.5 feet), the 650-hectare (1,606-acre) site was developed inside what was formerly an airship hangar known as the Aerium. Now,


T n w, with the addition of Jungle Splash, with


multiple new aquatic attractions from waterslide designer Poli Waterparks, the resort has even more to offer. “The size of the installation and the number of slides doesn’t come close to telling the whole story. This highly interactive, multi-level, themed attraction offers a variety of unique features that set it apart from other installations Polin has created,” says Sohret Pakis, director of marketing and communications, PolinWaterparks. “For example, we fused eight slides together encompassing 48 pieces of custom- designed plates for this structure. In addition, we blended eight different theme elements


ropical Islands Resort is Europe's largest tropical holiday resort, situated 60km south of Berlin in


into the attraction. Combined, its waterslides take riders on a 317- metres (1,040-feet) journey, with one stretch of slide reaching 66 metres (216 feet),” she says.


Ten components combine to create six two-level modules that are anchored using a special floor-mounting system. Similarly, a custom hydro-mechanical system was designed to fit into the smallest space possible. Despite the many custom and specialty aspects of the structure, however, Polin’s safe, adaptable solutions meet all TUV standards.


A custom-designed entrance arch welcomes guests as they approach the “one-of-a-kind”, 15-metre- (49-feet-) tall aquatic attraction. As guests climb the 116 stairs to reach the top of the multi-level structure, they have a bird’s eye view of the custom-made, wood-like theming that camouflages all of the structure’s m te al parts, including a themed hut and a large, unique, three-dimensional, themed bucket. Te


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