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The redeveloped Nassau Cruise Port is looking for family-friendly options to add to its offering, with plans announced to develop a US$35m waterpark as part of the tourist destination


New for 2024, Tassie’s Underwater Twist utilises digital elements to create a one-of-a-kind immersive waterslide experience, with the new addition now open to the public at Aquatica Orlando


WhiteWater has been named as the supplier to Qiddiya’s Aquarabia, with the company set to deliver a range of groundbreaking and record-breaking products to the under-construction attraction


Aquarabia is the latest major addition to Saudi Arabia’s Qiddya, with the under-construction waterpark project set to be the largest in the Middle East when it opens in 2025


What are some of the tips and tricks when it comes to simplifying waterpark maintenance? WhiteWater’s Ray Sagasky has the answers...


Plans for a second Great Wolf waterpark in the UK could soon be finalised after an ‘in-principle’ deal was agreed for a proposed attraction in Basingstoke


WhiteWater is set for a big 2024, with the waterpark supplier outlining a host of projects set to open their doors in the coming year


Schlitterbahn New Braunfels will open a new child-focused section later this year, with Schatze’s Storybrook Park set to open in the summer with the first Master Blaster attraction built specifically for children


Liseberg’s under construction Oceana waterpark has been almost totally destroyed following a major fire that has seen 22 people seek medical care, while one man remains missing


Connect&GO has announced a client partnership with Wicked Waves Water Park and Cape Cod Inflatable Park, with the attraction utilising the company’s Konnect platform to help simplify park operations and modernise its management technology


Work will soon start on a multi-million dollar development in North Dakota, with the Wave Waterpark Resort in Fargo, North Dakota, set to open in February 2026


Orlando could be about to welcome a major new attraction, with Ocean Sports Development leading a US$45m (€41.1m, £35.6m) project anchored around a 52,000sq m (566,000sq ft) pool capable of producing artificial waves - the first of many planned for locations across the US.


Miral has announced a major expansion of its Yas Waterworld waterpark, with the award-winning attraction set to add more than 3.3km of slides across 16,9000sq m to the destination by 2025


At this year’s IAAPA Expo, WhiteWater will launch a new zero-G waterslide alongside several new attractions


ADG’s Julie Kline speaks to Planet Attractions on everything the company has to offer, including the upcoming US$400m Okana development in Oklahoma


How do you create a successful stay at the waterpark for families with young children? WhiteWater’s Mark Weston has the answers


WhiteWater is set to announce several new projects at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. The waterpark manufacturer will also showcase its line of Blaster water rides at the event


Work on Great Wolf Lodge UK continues with construction on the £200m waterpark resort scheduled to complete in 2024


Dive in as FlowRider’s Joshua Atkinson explores the shift in consumer mindsets and its impact on the attractions industry


A senior politician for the island nation of Tobago has said that a US$300m waterpark development must not come ‘at the expense of ordinary citizens’ as the country faces a water deficit


Atlantic City is celebrating the launch of its latest attraction - a US$100m world-class indoor waterpark on the City Boardwalk


A world-class surfing attraction, a velodrome and a sprawling urban park are among the features included in a major new development for Abu Dhabi


WhiteWater’s Grant Poje showcases five indoor waterpark projects that are helping to advance the sector and boost the sector’s mainstream popularity


Open for the summer season, the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock has significantly expanded its outdoor waterpark with the addition of a lazy river, a new kids area, a swim up bar and more


The RQ Water Experience Park and Spa, a new waterpark offering 21 pools and a spectacular water slide tower, will open in Hungary in June


Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Jaime Camil and Abraham Ancer are the figureheads for a star-studded promotional campaign for the upcoming Vidanta World theme park, which is set to open in its first phase later this year


Build-A-Bear is on the hunt for new partners in locations offering family experiences, with the company announcing a new partnership to bring its Workshops to all four of Kalahari’s US waterpark resort destinations


WhiteWater has revealed details of more than 60 major projects across its waterpark, water ride and surf divisions opening worldwide throughout 2023


The Caribbean’s most popular cruise destination is about to gain a major new port, with work on Calypso Cove to start towards the end of this year


Icon of the Seas will feature the largest waterpark at sea when it sets sail for the first time in 2024, here’s what went into developing the record-breaking attraction


A cargo port controversially seized from a US company last week by the Mexican government has been earmarked for an XCaret style water and theme park, as well as a docking point for cruise ships


Therme Manchester, a major waterpark and wellbeing resort development in the UK, will soon enter its first phase of construction following demolition works


Aquatic play structures are among the fundamentals needed for a waterpark. WhiteWater’s Cassidy Newman tells us why...


Operator Great Wolf has broken ground on a new US$300m resort in Connecticut, with a 91,000sq ft indoor waterpark set to be the development’s main attraction


The Sidemen recently took a trip to Dubai for an epic game of hide and seek in one of the world’s premiere waterparks


ProSlide will announce a major new project at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also revealing a record number of projects for 2023


Disney World’s Blizzard Beach waterpark will reopen to the public next month with new Frozen additions following a lengthy refurbishment


Ahead of a special industry panel looking at iconic attractions, experts from WhiteWater have named their personal picks, explaining why they think their choice is an iconic attraction


WhiteWater brings a strong presence to each and every IAAPA Expo. The company’s chief marketing officer, Una de Boer, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer


Vantage announced the launch of The Joy Economy at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Planet Attractions spoke to the Whitewater division’s new president, Michael Jungen, about the campaign and what he hopes to deliver with the technology


As we enter the busiest time of the year for most waterpark operators, the team at WhiteWater has offered some tips to ensure the season runs smoothly


FlowRider’s FlowSurf technology was inspired by river waves and creates never-ending waves


The Tropical Paradise waterpark - part of the VinWonders Nha Trang Amusement Park - has reopened its doors following an expansion featuring new Polin attractions


It’s a busy year for WhiteWater, which has more than 70 waterpark projects across the world opening in 2022. We’ve rounded these projects up so you can keep track of everything happening this year


What can the House of Gucci movie teach us about sustainability? WhiteWater’s Una de Boer tells all


Looping Group has acquired one of the most popular attractions in Croatia, with Aquapark Istralandia now joining its collection of attractions across Europe


The companies have entered into a three-year partnership that will see Accesso supply its point of sale solutions across four of Pyek Group’s waterparks


The US$70m Aquaparadise waterpark development has been indefinitely suspended following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine


The Qiddiya Investment Company is developing Saudi Arabia’s first-ever waterpark, with the mammoth investment set to cost a whopping US$750m


Polin has named Matteo Ferrarini new business development manager of its Western Europe team in Italy


Atlantic City is about to get a world-class indoor waterpark on the City Boardwalk with the record-breaking attraction set to open its doors in 2023


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.


Brazil’s Beach Park has teamed up with musician Alok and waterpark supplier Polin to develop a first of its kind attraction for the Latin America region


The water ride manufacturer will offer new sustainable services and products as part of its commitment to decarbonise the attractions industry


Eleven major new ride attractions to open at waterparks and theme parks in 2022 – the most “significant and exciting lineup” in SeaWorld history


A six-storey ski paradise and Viking-themed waterpark are set to open next year in Shanghai


ProSlide’s MammothBlast five-person water coaster has made its European debut at Portugal’s popular Aquashow Park


Ocean Flower waterpark is the latest step in the development of the US$24bn Ocean Flower Island


Snorri Snorkling VR at Europa Park’s Rulantica is ready to roll, though the launch has been slightly delayed thanks to local restrictions


The first duelling water coaster to come to Latin America has made its debut at the Cafalandia waterpark in Colombia


Endless Surf coming to Germany after plans approved for Surftown MUC


In addition to the waterpark development, the former Six Flags site will boast theme parks and hotels under Sunac


Industry veterans Caulonque and Thatcher have joined Endless Surf as demand grows for WhiteWater’s next-gen wave technology


Baha Bay will be one of the Carribean’s top tourist attractions when it opens to guests later this year in July


The Innokind innovation platform from Polin Waterparks is open to anyone interested in creating new solutions for improving the visitor experience


After being named president for one of the world’s leading waterpark manufacturers, we had a chat with Paul Chutter about his new role, working with his father and what it means for WhiteWater going forward


The resort will include a 260,000 sq ft water park and luxury themed suites


WhiteWater showcases Jungala Aqua Experience - a luxury waterpark designed to blend in with its surroundings


Here are the top stories from Planet Attractions since the start of the year


Businessman Mario Celso Lopes is planning to transform the economic landscape of his hometown by building one of the largest waterparks in Latin America


Visitors will be able to snorkel in virtual reality with the German waterpark’s octopus mascot Snorri Touren

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Nassau Cruise Port to build US$35m waterpark


The redeveloped Nassau Cruise Port is looking for family-friendly options to add to its offering, with plans announced to develop a US$35m waterpark as part of the tourist destination

Tassie’s Underwater Twist offers one-of-a-kind immersive waterslide experience at Aquatica Orlando


New for 2024, Tassie’s Underwater Twist utilises digital elements to create a one-of-a-kind immersive waterslide experience, with the new addition now open to the public at Aquatica Orlando

WhiteWater to supply record-breaking attractions for Qiddiya’s Aquarabia waterpark


WhiteWater has been named as the supplier to Qiddiya’s Aquarabia, with the company set to deliver a range of groundbreaking and record-breaking products to the under-construction attraction

Record-breaking attractions in store as largest waterpark in Middle East announced for Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya


Aquarabia is the latest major addition to Saudi Arabia’s Qiddya, with the under-construction waterpark project set to be the largest in the Middle East when it opens in 2025

Things you might not know about water slide refurbishment


What are some of the tips and tricks when it comes to simplifying waterpark maintenance? WhiteWater’s Ray Sagasky has the answers...

Plans to build second Great Wolf waterpark resort in the UK move step closer after ‘in-principle’ deal agreed


Plans for a second Great Wolf waterpark in the UK could soon be finalised after an ‘in-principle’ deal was agreed for a proposed attraction in Basingstoke

Bumper year for WhiteWater as supplier outlines range of projects opening in 2024


WhiteWater is set for a big 2024, with the waterpark supplier outlining a host of projects set to open their doors in the coming year

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels set to launch US$2m kids waterpark addition in 2024


Schlitterbahn New Braunfels will open a new child-focused section later this year, with Schatze’s Storybrook Park set to open in the summer with the first Master Blaster attraction built specifically for children

One missing as Liseberg’s under construction Oceana waterpark destroyed by fire


Liseberg’s under construction Oceana waterpark has been almost totally destroyed following a major fire that has seen 22 people seek medical care, while one man remains missing

Wicked Waves Water Park partners with Connect&GO to optimise management operations


Connect&GO has announced a client partnership with Wicked Waves Water Park and Cape Cod Inflatable Park, with the attraction utilising the company’s Konnect platform to help simplify park operations and modernise its management technology

Funding secured for US$73.8m North Dakota waterpark resort development


Work will soon start on a multi-million dollar development in North Dakota, with the Wave Waterpark Resort in Fargo, North Dakota, set to open in February 2026

Surf park planned for Orlando as developer plans oceanwide expansion across the US


Orlando could be about to welcome a major new attraction, with Ocean Sports Development leading a US$45m (€41.1m, £35.6m) project anchored around a 52,000sq m (566,000sq ft) pool capable of producing artificial waves - the first of many planned for locations across the US.

Extensive expansion announced for Yas Waterworld


Miral has announced a major expansion of its Yas Waterworld waterpark, with the award-winning attraction set to add more than 3.3km of slides across 16,9000sq m to the destination by 2025

IAAPA Expo 2023: WhiteWater to launch innovative new waterslide


At this year’s IAAPA Expo, WhiteWater will launch a new zero-G waterslide alongside several new attractions

WATCH: Julie Kline on ADG, EpicSurf and company’s development pipeline


ADG’s Julie Kline speaks to Planet Attractions on everything the company has to offer, including the upcoming US$400m Okana development in Oklahoma

Are you underestimating the kids’ area in your waterpark?


How do you create a successful stay at the waterpark for families with young children? WhiteWater’s Mark Weston has the answers

IAAPA Expo Europe 2023: WhiteWater to announce several upcoming projects


WhiteWater is set to announce several new projects at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. The waterpark manufacturer will also showcase its line of Blaster water rides at the event

Great Wolf Resorts makes headway on first UK resort


Work on Great Wolf Lodge UK continues with construction on the £200m waterpark resort scheduled to complete in 2024

What’s next for the experience economy and consumer trends?


Dive in as FlowRider’s Joshua Atkinson explores the shift in consumer mindsets and its impact on the attractions industry

Minister questions US$300m Tobago waterpark project over water shortages


A senior politician for the island nation of Tobago has said that a US$300m waterpark development must not come ‘at the expense of ordinary citizens’ as the country faces a water deficit

World’s largest beachfront indoor waterpark opens in Atlantic City


Atlantic City is celebrating the launch of its latest attraction - a US$100m world-class indoor waterpark on the City Boardwalk

Major surf park included in Abu Dhabi’s Hudayriyat Island masterplan


A world-class surfing attraction, a velodrome and a sprawling urban park are among the features included in a major new development for Abu Dhabi

Five indoor waterparks that are forecasting future trends


WhiteWater’s Grant Poje showcases five indoor waterpark projects that are helping to advance the sector and boost the sector’s mainstream popularity

Kalahari’s Round Rock resort completes outdoor waterpark expansion in time for summer season


Open for the summer season, the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock has significantly expanded its outdoor waterpark with the addition of a lazy river, a new kids area, a swim up bar and more

‘Game-changing’ waterpark and spa development about to open in Hungary


The RQ Water Experience Park and Spa, a new waterpark offering 21 pools and a spectacular water slide tower, will open in Hungary in June

WATCH: Work progresses on Mexico’s Vidanta World theme park as Hollywood stars showcase upcoming resort destination


Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Jaime Camil and Abraham Ancer are the figureheads for a star-studded promotional campaign for the upcoming Vidanta World theme park, which is set to open in its first phase later this year

Build-A-Bear seeks family-focussed destinations as company partners with Kalahari to open stores across waterpark portfolio


Build-A-Bear is on the hunt for new partners in locations offering family experiences, with the company announcing a new partnership to bring its Workshops to all four of Kalahari’s US waterpark resort destinations

WhiteWater announces major project openings for 2023


WhiteWater has revealed details of more than 60 major projects across its waterpark, water ride and surf divisions opening worldwide throughout 2023

Major US$250m cruise destination under development in the Bahamas


The Caribbean’s most popular cruise destination is about to gain a major new port, with work on Calypso Cove to start towards the end of this year

How do you fit a record-breaking waterpark onto a cruise ship?


Icon of the Seas will feature the largest waterpark at sea when it sets sail for the first time in 2024, here’s what went into developing the record-breaking attraction

Mexican President wants to build XCaret rival on controversially-seized cargo port


A cargo port controversially seized from a US company last week by the Mexican government has been earmarked for an XCaret style water and theme park, as well as a docking point for cruise ships

Work to begin on UK’s £250m Therme Manchester waterpark resort


Therme Manchester, a major waterpark and wellbeing resort development in the UK, will soon enter its first phase of construction following demolition works

Standing the test of time with aquatic play


Aquatic play structures are among the fundamentals needed for a waterpark. WhiteWater’s Cassidy Newman tells us why...

Great Wolf Lodge breaks ground on US$300m resort in Connecticut


Operator Great Wolf has broken ground on a new US$300m resort in Connecticut, with a 91,000sq ft indoor waterpark set to be the development’s main attraction

WATCH: The Sidemen play hide and seek at Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark


The Sidemen recently took a trip to Dubai for an epic game of hide and seek in one of the world’s premiere waterparks

ProSlide set to shatter projects record for 2023 with major announcement coming at IAAPA Expo


ProSlide will announce a major new project at this year’s IAAPA Expo, with the company also revealing a record number of projects for 2023

Frozen fun for Blizzard Beach as Disney announces Florida waterpark's November reopening


Disney World’s Blizzard Beach waterpark will reopen to the public next month with new Frozen additions following a lengthy refurbishment

Industry experts name iconic attractions ahead of special IAAPA webcast


Ahead of a special industry panel looking at iconic attractions, experts from WhiteWater have named their personal picks, explaining why they think their choice is an iconic attraction

WATCH: Meet WhiteWater’s chief marketing officer Una de Boer


WhiteWater brings a strong presence to each and every IAAPA Expo. The company’s chief marketing officer, Una de Boer, tells Planet Attractions about everything the company has to offer

WATCH: Meet Vantage president Michael Jungen


Vantage announced the launch of The Joy Economy at this year’s IAAPA Expo Europe. Planet Attractions spoke to the Whitewater division’s new president, Michael Jungen, about the campaign and what he hopes to deliver with the technology

Some handy tips to get waterpark operators through the busiest time of year


As we enter the busiest time of the year for most waterpark operators, the team at WhiteWater has offered some tips to ensure the season runs smoothly

FlowRider launches nature-inspired FlowSurf technology to create ‘never-ending’ waves


FlowRider’s FlowSurf technology was inspired by river waves and creates never-ending waves

Vinwonders Nha Trang reopens expanded Tropical Paradise waterpark


The Tropical Paradise waterpark - part of the VinWonders Nha Trang Amusement Park - has reopened its doors following an expansion featuring new Polin attractions

Land, sea and everywhere in between: WhiteWater’s global openings for 2022


It’s a busy year for WhiteWater, which has more than 70 waterpark projects across the world opening in 2022. We’ve rounded these projects up so you can keep track of everything happening this year

Two sustainability mantras from the House of Gucci movie


What can the House of Gucci movie teach us about sustainability? WhiteWater’s Una de Boer tells all

Croatia’s largest waterpark acquired by Looping Group


Looping Group has acquired one of the most popular attractions in Croatia, with Aquapark Istralandia now joining its collection of attractions across Europe

Pyek Group names Accesso as dedicated technology partner


The companies have entered into a three-year partnership that will see Accesso supply its point of sale solutions across four of Pyek Group’s waterparks

US$70m waterpark development halted as companies continue to pull out of Russian projects


The US$70m Aquaparadise waterpark development has been indefinitely suspended following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Saudi Arabia unveils plans for US$750m mega waterpark development


The Qiddiya Investment Company is developing Saudi Arabia’s first-ever waterpark, with the mammoth investment set to cost a whopping US$750m

Matteo Ferrarini to drive waterpark growth in Italy following Polin appointment


Polin has named Matteo Ferrarini new business development manager of its Western Europe team in Italy

World’s largest beachfront indoor waterpark set to splash down in Atlantic City


Atlantic City is about to get a world-class indoor waterpark on the City Boardwalk with the record-breaking attraction set to open its doors in 2023

Attractions Calendar: Your diary dates for 2022


With so many big things coming in the year ahead, we’ve rounded up all the key events taking place this year. Welcome to your attractions calendar for 2022.

Brazil’s most popular DJ partners with country’s top waterpark to deliver immersive musical waterslide experience


Brazil’s Beach Park has teamed up with musician Alok and waterpark supplier Polin to develop a first of its kind attraction for the Latin America region

Polin reveals plans to become net-zero, launches Bright environmental initiative


The water ride manufacturer will offer new sustainable services and products as part of its commitment to decarbonise the attractions industry

SeaWorld announces unprecedented list of new thrill rides and coasters, plus another Sesame Place, coming soon to US parks


Eleven major new ride attractions to open at waterparks and theme parks in 2022 – the most “significant and exciting lineup” in SeaWorld history

Shanghai’s mega-sized indoor ski city tops out; waterpark and hotel developments underway


A six-storey ski paradise and Viking-themed waterpark are set to open next year in Shanghai

ProSlide launches Europe’s first five-person water coaster in Portugal’s Aquashow Park


ProSlide’s MammothBlast five-person water coaster has made its European debut at Portugal’s popular Aquashow Park

Ocean Flower Island continues to take shape as ProSlide-supplied waterpark opens doors to the public


Ocean Flower waterpark is the latest step in the development of the US$24bn Ocean Flower Island

Launch of Europa Park’s underwater VR experience imminent pending relaxation of COVID restrictions


Snorri Snorkling VR at Europa Park’s Rulantica is ready to roll, though the launch has been slightly delayed thanks to local restrictions

Colombia’s Cafalandia celebrates launch of ProSlide-designed water coaster


The first duelling water coaster to come to Latin America has made its debut at the Cafalandia waterpark in Colombia

Munich soon to welcome Germany’s first surf park after plans approved for major development in Bavarian capital


Endless Surf coming to Germany after plans approved for Surftown MUC

Major waterpark occupying former Six Flags site coming to Hangzhou Bay in June


In addition to the waterpark development, the former Six Flags site will boast theme parks and hotels under Sunac

WhiteWater names Baptiste Caulonque and Andrew Thatcher to key positions within Endless Surf division


Industry veterans Caulonque and Thatcher have joined Endless Surf as demand grows for WhiteWater’s next-gen wave technology

New waterpark offering for the Bahamas set to become premier tourist destination


Baha Bay will be one of the Carribean’s top tourist attractions when it opens to guests later this year in July

Polin seeks innovative ideas from across the sector with launch of new Innokind platform


The Innokind innovation platform from Polin Waterparks is open to anyone interested in creating new solutions for improving the visitor experience

Making a splash: Paul Chutter on his new role at the head of WhiteWater


After being named president for one of the world’s leading waterpark manufacturers, we had a chat with Paul Chutter about his new role, working with his father and what it means for WhiteWater going forward

Mexico’s first Nickelodeon resort to open in June


The resort will include a 260,000 sq ft water park and luxury themed suites

WATCH: Exploring Mexico City’s luxury Jungala Aqua Experience


WhiteWater showcases Jungala Aqua Experience - a luxury waterpark designed to blend in with its surroundings

In case you missed it: How Chester Zoo is handling the pandemic, Boston Dynamic’s robotic groove and the new player about to enter Brazil’s waterpark market


Here are the top stories from Planet Attractions since the start of the year

A major player is about to enter Brazil’s waterpark market with the US$92.5m Acqualinda set to make a splash in Sao Paulo


Businessman Mario Celso Lopes is planning to transform the economic landscape of his hometown by building one of the largest waterparks in Latin America

Europa-Park unveils underwater VR experience as operator celebrates one year of Rulantica


Visitors will be able to snorkel in virtual reality with the German waterpark’s octopus mascot Snorri Touren



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