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Polin Waterparks and The Land of Legends Receive WWA's 2017 Leading Edge Award

From left to right: Steve Miklosi, Chairman of World Waterpark Association; Pinar Pehlivan, Marketing Director of The Land of Legends; Sohret Pakis, Director of Marketing & Communications of Polin Waterparks; Kubilay Alpdogan, Director of Sales & Design  of Polin Waterparks

Polin Waterparks & The Land of Legends Theme Park earn top honors at the 2017 WWA Symposium & Trade Show in West Palm Beach, FL, USA

October 20, 2017 (Turkey) - "Polin Waterparks" and "Legends of Aqua Waterpark" at The Land of Legends Theme Park were honored to receive the Leading Edge Award earlier this week during the World Waterpark Association (WWA) Symposium & Trade Show. 

Presented by WWA Chairman of the Board Steve Miklosi during the show's General Session at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, FL., on October 17 th, 2017, the award was in" recognition of a park and supplier member who, through their combined efforts, have brought a project, product, service or program to fruition, thereby creating industry innovation and leadership."

Polin's partner in receiving the award, the world-class Land of Legends Theme Park in Antalya, Turkey, is the first Turkish theme park - and first in the EMEA (Europe, Middle Eastand Africa) region of the world - to ever be honored with a Leading Edge Award. The Land of Legends features a long and varied list of attractions - from a five-star hotel to a dolphinarium, a wildlife park, a theme park and its "Legend of Aqua waterpark" that sets the park apart.   

A pinnacle of park achievements

Sohret Pakis, the Director of Marketing and Communications for Polin Waterparks, says her company considers the project to be a highpoint among its achievements in 2016. "It's truly our 'project of theyear,'"shesays. "Thewaterparkpart of the project was a huge and truly unique project and one of which we are immensely proud both in terms of design and experience and also in terms of the wide variety of waterpark attractions. We truly congratulate this amazing park withfullheart. This award is so well deserved for the Land of Legends." 

Pinar Pehlivan, Marketing Director of The Land of Legends accepted the award at the ceremony alongside Sohret Pakis, Polin's Director of Marketing & Communications and Kubilay Alpdogan, Director of Sales and Design.  She added: "It is a humbling experience to be considered among the best when so many other outstanding companies and projects also were being recognized. I would like to congratulate all winners." she said.

The honor is especially rewarding considering that the Land of Legends is new and is already planning to expand. The Land of Legends is adding a newhyper coasterset to open May 2018." 

Following up previous awards from WWA

Polin Waterparks previously received WWA's Leading Edge Award in 2014 as supplier partner of the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark, in Pattaya, Thailand. CN Amazone features 10 themed-entertainment zones with more than 25 rides. The water park also boasts captivating live and multimedia entertainment that incorporates the latest in interactive smart-screen technology.

Since receiving that award, more recently, Polin Waterparks was acknowledged with a 2016 Leading Edge Award during WWA's event in New Orleans for expertise in innovation. Specifically, last year's award recognized Polin's "innovation in waterslide manufacturing that allows for artistic theming, unique patterns and sound effects."

The WWA's Board of Directors selected Polin Waterparks for the exclusive honor based on the company's unique, pioneering and exclusive waterslide-manufacturing technologies, such as closed-molded manufacturing technology, Natural Light Effects, Special Pattern Effects, Patterned Translucency, Slide'nRoll, Translucent Slide Parts and new design options that allow parks to offer customized theming, storytelling, spectator appeal and an interactive rider experience. 

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Image 1 (Award Ceremony, West Palm Beach, FL)

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Image 3 (Award Ceremony, West Palm Beach, FL)

Image 4 (virtual Reality waterslide at The Land of Legends, Antalya, Turkey)

Image 5 (The Land of Legends, Antalya, Turkey)

Image 6 (The Land of Legends, Antalya, Turkey)

Image 7 (The Land of Legends, Antalya, Turkey)

Image 8 (The Land of Legends, Antalya, Turkey)

More on the World Waterpark Association

The World Waterpark Association, which was started in 1982, is an international not-for-profit member-based trade association that serves waterparks, aquatic venues and spray parks of all shapes and sizes. The WWA is focused on providing park and supplier members with the education and networking that they need to operate safely and effectively.

The WWA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of 14 waterpark owners, operators, suppliers and developers. The term of each board position is 2 years. A Governance Committee comprises the chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary.  

For additional information please visit www.waterparks.org/ and www.wwashow.org/

More on The Land of Legends Theme Park

Rixos World Parks & Entertainment bears the signatures of Rixos Hotels, with its unique understanding of hospitality, and Dragone Productions, an outstanding creator in the show business. Rixos World Parks & Entertainment, pioneering a new concept for multi-sensory experiences, opened The Land of Legends Theme Park in Antalya on July 1, 2016 as the first project of this new concept. The Land of Legends Theme Park has been designed as a unique and fascinating destination of entertainment, combining luxurious lifestyle and spectacular architecture with the experience of one of the world's biggest real estate development companies, Emaar Properties PJSC, responsible for the shopping centre management, topped by the creativity of Franco Dragone, known as a genius in the entertainment business. 

For additional information please visit www.thelandoflegendsthemepark.com/

More on Polin Waterparks 

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides &and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,000 waterpark projects in 103 countries around the world and 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 in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations.   

For more info, visit www.polin.com.tr or contact  Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or   sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr
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