Water Park Design

The first water parks debuted in the late 1940s and quickly became a popular destination for families during hot summer months. Almost forty years later, the first indoor water park opened, and since then, entertainment centers with water-adventure activities have grown in popularity around the world. Today, water parks typically feature attractions such as water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, and splash pads. Entertainment Designer seeks out the most dynamic and daring new water park attractions, as well as unique and playful designs for water-based experiences of all types.

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World’s Largest Water Ride Opening Soon in Malaysia

Posted on February 27, 2013

Sunway Lagoon in Kuala Lumpur is consistently ranked by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) as one of the best waterparks ...

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Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Opens

Posted on February 5, 2013

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the much-hyped new 37-acre waterpark on Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates, was scheduled to open on January 24. The park held it's Grand ...

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Storytelling and Themed Guest Transportation Are Coming to a Waterpark Near You

Posted on February 1, 2013

Traditionally waterparks have been simpler in their design and execution than theme parks. The focus has been on crazier ride design and bigger splashes. But there have been some exciting ...

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Las Vegas Welcomes Two New Water Parks

Posted on December 6, 2012

Two new water parks are opening up in Las Vegas, which is great news for tourists and residents who are looking for fun ways to beat the heat. Cowabunga Bay ...

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WhiteWater West Recognized at IAAPA Expo 2012

Posted on November 23, 2012

At last week’s International Association of Amusement Park’s Attractions (IAAPA) Expo 2012, the entertainment industry got a sneak peek at several of the most exciting new attractions and ideas in ...

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Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi: A Waterpark Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Posted on August 25, 2012

Can storytelling and smart design be used to change how we experience water parks?  The designers of Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi think so. Set to open in early 2013, Yas Waterworld ...

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Aquatica San Antonio Water Ride is First in the World to Pass Through a Stingray Tank

Posted on July 13, 2012

We’ve already covered quite a few great water rides this summer season, but we still have a few more up our sleeve: Aquatica San Antonio. One of the most exciting ...

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Dollywood To Build Tennessee’s First Water Coaster For Summer 2013

Posted on June 21, 2012

Dollywood is quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the U.S. amusement park industry. It was only a few months ago that the theme park in Pigeon Forge, ...

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World’s Largest ProSlide RideHOUSE Opens at Wet ‘n Wild Orlando

Posted on June 14, 2012

The water park season is upon us and Orlando’s Wet ’n Wild has welcomed it with a massive new attraction. On June 2nd, Wet ‘n Wild hosted a grand opening ...

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Holiday World Introduces Mammoth: The World’s Longest Water Coaster

Posted on May 28, 2012

This summer at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari you can stay cooler longer by taking a ride on the world’s longest water coaster. New to the Indiana theme park this ...

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