Aquasplash Waterpark, Marineland, France Makes a Splash!
Aquasplash Waterpark expands once more! Again with Polin!
Aqua Splash Waterpark, part of Marineland Espace, located on the French Riviera near Antibes, Juan Les Pins, France added a signature waterslide and a new kids water play ground. Expansion completed on April 2011 and the park opened on June 11th with new additions for the 2011 season.
Just two years ago in April 2009, the well-known Aqua Splash Waterpark of Marineland added two Polin waterslides. Turbolance and Space Boat. The design, the ride paths, the superior quality finish but mostly the color choice of these two slides attracted attention and those ex-additions were greeted with excitement.
Aquasplash Waterpark chose to expand once more in 2011 and kept Polin as the supplier. Polin supplied a signature ride, Hybrid Dragero waterslide and kids' water play area which is rich in terms of the kids focused water play features. The new kids water play area hosts Octopus Slide, Mini Pirate Slide, Cobra Slide, Penguin Shower, Giraffe Shower, Mini Octopus Slide and an Obstacle Track, which is a new game by Polin to increase activity in the pool area.
The new head-first mat racer ride with a dynamic multi-color combination, Hybrid Dragero is 150 meter long and is especially designed for Aquasplash. It is a sophisticated, thrilling, high-capacity waterslide starting with high speed 3 multiracer lanes with a big drop and following an uphill ride route and finally transforming into 3 enclosed aqua tube slides and ending in an aqua catch.
"Our new waterslide, Dragero is just perfect. It is the attraction of the year!" says Bernard Giampolo, General Manager. Mr. Giampolo adds: "More importantly, that is what our guests say. They all agree that this is a thrilling, exciting, unique ride. The advertisements with the renderings of the new slide had already attracted attention before the opening but it exceeded the expectations."
"There were so many options. It has not been an easy decision but at the end, we are very satisfied with our choice. The design, the ride path, the quality, the high capacity, and the color combination of our new waterslide are great. This has been a great addition." tells Mark Leden, Architect.
The park managers add that due to the new additions, the guest numbers increased 15-18% compared to the same period of time last year in spite of the rainy weather conditions.
More on Aquasplash:
Park name: Aquasplash
Owners: Parques Reunidos
Admission prices: adult € 25 / children €20
Park Hours: 7 days a week/ 10:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.
Dates open: Between 11 June-September 4 everyday
Size/Acres: 42000 m2
Capacity: 5000 people
Clientele: 40% local 60% tourist
More on Marineland Espace, France:
Marineland Espace hosts four different parks, namely; Marineland, Le Ferme du Par West, Aqua Splash Waterpark and Adventure Golf Park. Marineland was founded in 1970 as an animal exhibition park. Marineland still hosts the killer whales, dolphins, seals and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Additionally, it has an aquarium with a 30 meter tunnel surrounded by sharks. The park has been purchased by a very well known international entertainment operator, Parques Reunidos based in Spain in 2006. Since then, the popularity of the park increased tremendously.
You can visit the official web site of the Marineland at www.marineland.fr