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Croatia Welcomes Aquacolors Waterpark & Magicone

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The waterpark is among the largest in southeast Europe and brings the first "Magicone" to the continent

Aquacolors Waterpark opened on May 16th in Poreč, nearly 2,000-year-old town located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsulain Croatia.

The 24.7-acre (10-hectare) location is near perfect for a water park; the climate is relatively mild year-round, and summers average high temperatures of 82 degrees F (28 degrees C) with low humidity, little rainfall and plenty of sunshine - more than 10 hours daily. The town has been popular among tourists for more than a hundred years. The first tourist guide on the town was printed in 1845, and the coast of Poreč has been the most-visited tourist destination in Croatia since the 1970s. The town also attracts a large number of conferences, symposiums and conventions.

A European first

As a result, Aquacolors owners chose to make a significant investment - US$27.19 million (€25 million) - in the new Aquacolors Waterpark, working with Polin to install a wide variety of signature attractions. In fact, the 548,959-square-foot (

51,000-square-meter) facility - one of the largest waterparks in southeast Europe - will include one ride that will be the first of its kind in Europe: Polin's Magicone.

Magicone is a high-capacity waterslide, shaped like a gigantic funnel on its side. The slide gives guests a one-of-a-kind riding experience. They being their journey by descending a steep incline. They are sent whirling around the interior of the cone, undergoing surprising changes in momentum created from the ride's unique parabolic shape. They then end the adrenaline-pumping trip in either a pool or a run-out exit. Aquacolors version ends in a dry-out section.

While its slide path is especially unique, Magicone sets itself apart from other slides also due to the advantages offered by its manufacturing process. Polin uses resin transfer molding (RTM) composites technology to create Magicone, as well as nearly all of its slides. Polin established itself as the expert in this technology for the manufacture of waterslides. The process creates two perfectly shiny sides, which Polin has dubbed Magic Shine, that offer an ultra-attractive appearance plus the benefits of two patented options: Natural Light Effects technology and Special Pattern Effects technology, as well as translucent color choices. And not only is the attractive appearance an advantage, but so are the stronger, yet lighter-weight, slide components that result, making the components easier to install due to their uniform thickness and smooth edges.  

Even more thrills and spill Magicone is not the only signature ride at the park. Polin has installed ten other of its most popular waterslides at Aquacolors. They are:   

* A Family Rafting Slide.* A Black Hole/Flying Boats Combination. * A Multi Slide. * A Freefall Waterslide.* A Body Slide. * Two Spheres. * A Navigatour. * Two Looping Rockets. * A Racer Twin Hybrid.

Little ones aren't overlooked

Adults and teens aren't the only ones who will be having fun at Aqua Colors. Toddlers and children will have their own special area with attractions designed in miniature to keep them cool and active. An Aquatower Type 550 - one of Polin's innovative, new-generation water-play structures - features a variety of entertaining options, such as slides, tipping buckets and water cannons. In addition, kids can enjoy adventures on a Turtle Slide. Kids climb up one of two sets of stairs to a mini platform in the center from which four short slides descend into the pool. Nearby, a Mushroom Fountain sends a cooling cascade of water over guests. Available in two sizes and a variety of theming choices and colors, the Mushroom's main columns can be epoxy-coated or stainless-steel.

Other attractions at the facility include several heated pools, kids' activities, restaurants and an adults-focused relaxation zone.

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Please click to watch video of Looping Rocket at Aquacolors Croatia 

About Aquacolors Waterpark 

Located 2 kilometres south of Poreč, Aquacolors is one of the largest water parks in south-east Europe. Built on a 10 hectare site in an attractive location,  Aquacolors offers a high quality service in combination with a great experience. Absolute priorities in aquapark are quality and safety. This is one of the most modern aquapark in Europe, with new attractions.  


 About Polin Waterparks 

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of waterparks, waterslides & water play attractions. 2500 waterpark projects in more than 93 countries around the world have been completed by Polin, and Polin is the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones; including installing the first waterparks of many countries and many other award winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. Polin offers the industry's widest range of products, including signature rides such as the patented King Cobra, Magic Spheres, Spheres, Magi Cone and Space Shuttle.

Polin is the pioneer in the advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. First implemented in 2006, 100% of Polin's annual fiberglass production has been converted to resin transfer molding (RTM), and meets the industry's highest standards. Polin offers both bowl rides and family rides featuring RTM techniques. Polin also offers its unique and patented Natural Light Effect technology, Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and translucent RTM waterslides. Polin is an ISO9001 certificate holder by TUV Germany since 2003, all Polin slides conform to European norms, all steel parts conform to international DIN standards, all designs conform to ASTM practices, and Polin is also CSEI approved for projects in China. Polin is the only waterslide company that holds a quality certificate for all of its waterslides by TUV, and was the 2012 Export Winner of Turkey in the SMSE Category. Polin has a high plant capacity with production in Turkey. Polin's team totals 350 people, with five offices throughout the world.

Polin is committed to providing the best-quality product and service by investing in continuous research and development. The company plans to further expand its L-RTM line while introducing new signature rides and innovations.For more information, visit www.polin.com.tr   

For additional information, contact Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or  sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr. Please visit Polin at www.polin.com.tr for product information, news, events and other updates.

 

 
 
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