We’ve spent a lot of time covering everything going on down in the United States since we started, with little focus on Canada. Since we’re called Theme Park Canuck, it’s only natural for us to bring back the focus to our homegrown attractions & themed attraction companies here in the Great White North.
To start off, we’re featuring WhiteWater West. From Atlantis to Niagara Falls, this Canadian company is making a splash at waterparks all over the world. Based in Richmond, British Colombia, WhiteWater West Industries is the largest and most experienced builder of water parks and aquatic attractions in the world. If you’ve ever been to a water park, you’ve most likely experienced one of their many attractions. WhiteWater employs over 450 people based in Richmond British Columbia, Canada with regional offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Their services are in demand around the world because they make the biggest, fastest, wettest and simply best water rides. We’re proud that this awesome company is based in Canada. Here’s a couple of projects they have worked on:
Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Mayan adventures await your arrival at Atlantis Resort!
Located on Paradise Island, Bahamas this showcase WhiteWater project is a sight to behold. Imagine leaping feet first into a shark-filled pool and emerging on the other side unscathed. It’s all possible at the Atlantis Resort.
With a six-storey freefall jump-from the top of an ancient Mayan temple downward into a fog-shrouded, shark-infested lagoon-adventurers plunge back in time and into the midst of the fabled underwater city of Atlantis. The ‘Leap of Faith’, a nearly vertical FreeFall™ WhiteWater slide with a drop of 60-feet, propels sliders at blazing speed through a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon. The corkscrew ‘serpent’ sends riders on inner-tubes winding through the black core of the temple before emerging into another acrylic tunnel at a leisurely shark-viewing pace, and finishes with a drop into a splash pool below.
The ‘Challengers,’ two parallel high-speed dual slides, which emanate from the back of the pyramid, offer timed races. This splashdown area is guarded by statues of lions, in keeping with the theme. Other kinder and gentler rides appeal to the younger set which connects cascading pools that contain ancient ruins and flowing fountains.
The latest addition at Atlantis Resort is an AquaPlay™ AP1050 structure with custom Mayan theming. AquaPlay™ multi-level play structures provide a world of aquatic adventure for the entire family. This AquaPlay™ AP1050 features over 50 play features including a large tipping bucket, slides, net climbs and lots of splashing water!
Hersheypark, Hershey, PA
Hersheypark building largest water play structure in the world!
Hersheypark will debut The Boardwalk at Hersheypark for its 100th season; the new area is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend. The centerpiece of the 4-1/2 acre area is East Coast Waterworks, the first AquaPlay™ GIANT RainFortress built by WhiteWater West Industries Ltd.
Currently under construction, this interactive water play structure will be the world’s largest multi-level play structure. East Coast Waterworks boasts 225 feet of bridges, seven slides, and two tipping buckets, one of which holds more than three metric tons of water which intermittently spill onto guests below. In addition, there are nearly 600 interactive water features including crawl tunnels, geysers, spray jets and pull ropes that guarantee an adventure for all guests. The East Coast Waterworks structure stands seven stories high and is more than half the length of a football field and incorporates the nostalgic feel of the legendary boardwalks famous in the Northeastern United States.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, Niagara Falls, ON
Adventure from WhiteWater awaits your stay at Niagara Falls.
Fallsview Indoor Waterpark, located in Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario is over 125,000 square feet of indoor resort water fun! Fallsview is built on top of a six story parking garage with floor to ceiling widows for unforgettable views of Ontario’s Niagara Falls.
Numerous waterslides including Sky Screamer or Drop Canyon which are the fastest slides created by WhiteWater’s as well as the SuperBowl also known as the Plunge Bowl. The Sheraton on the Falls proudly introduces the industry’s first multi-lane Whizzard slides that are suspended over a gigantic wave pool. The Whizzard is a thrill seeker’s delight which includes a side-by-side enclosed flume and finished with a multi-lane high speed mat-racer experience in one. This extreme waterslide racing allows you to take the challenge one-on-one!
Niagara Waterworks is WhiteWater’s surfing themed interactive AquaPlay™ RainFortress structure. Guests can enjoy over 150 features including water jets, cannons, wheels, big squirt filling stations and waterslides Zipper, Flash and Splasher, but all focus is on the 1,000 gallon tipping bucket! This attraction provides fun and interaction for the entire family.
Other adventures include a gigantic gradual entry family wave pool and Tiny Tots splash park highlighting various AquaSpray features which are ideal for the little ones.
Visit their website to learn more about this awesome company!
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