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Indoor waterparks: The next trend in MENA

Indoor waterparks: The next trend in MENA

Waterparks have been a preferred choice of visit in summers for all kids and families until now!

With the concept of year round attractions, many facilities are putting technology to best use and combining the fun of waterparks and ease of operation with Indoor waterparks.

While most of the US and Europe market has already explored the concept of Indoor waterparks to an extent, it is the Middle East and Africa region that is now discovering the potential of Indoor waterparks.

Indoor waterparks are the all-weather, all-climate attraction that can be controlled and irrespective whether it is cold outside or scorching heat! In the Middle East, in particular trends in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, these three markets are most active where parks are offering newer water based attractions with controlled environment.

It is touted that the indoor waterparks might prove to be the ideal location with overnight stays in the future teamed up with experience, theming and complete family entertainment with pleasant waterpark weather.

Another additional feature offered by indoor waterparks are the retractable structures. Retractable structures are set to become one of the hottest trends in waterpark design as these roofs offer the best of outdoor and indoor environment.

Overall, with the introduction of indoor waterparks, it has become quite convenient for guests and profitable for parks as now irrespective of the hot weather or gloomy days, the park can still be operated leading to a better ROI

About Arihant:

Arihant Water Park Equipment is India’s leading manufacture and designer of water slides and rides for waterpark, resorts, hotels, campground & splash parks. With 800+projects across 62 countries, Arihant has created a mark in the industry in the last 3 decades by being the most preferred brand among waterparks. With 3500+ installations, Arihant has aimed at developing innovative products which offer superior ROI to the investor and continue to bring forth new slides that create happy moments for all

Ways To Attract The South Flocking Campers

Ways To Attract The South Flocking Campers

Ways To Attract The South Flocking Campers!

Making the most of Snowbird Camping Season

Every year from November to March millions of vacationers from the Northern and colder states of the US flock towards the South to soak in the pleasant weather and sunny days in what is commonly known as Snowbird Camping. These snowbird campers or rather the snowbird vacationers typically spend about 1-2 weeks down south.

Despite the current pandemic and strict rules pertaining to travel, it is estimated that 2.4 million active camping households will spend three or more months snowbird camping this year, while another 9.6 million plan to take a snowbird vacation for 1 to 2 weeks1.

It is estimated that 31% of households will be snowbird camping this season with 9% being new to the scenario. So how does this translate into big business for campgrounds down south? Check out our fresh ideas on attracting these flocking birds and making the most of the season.

  1. Offer exclusive Snowbird amenities: Snowbirds prefer to mingle in communities and interact with like-minded groups. Offer amenities that tend to bind all of them together. Offer exclusive amenities to these groups during their stay at an additional cost that they will enjoy.
  2. Organize tournaments and events: With a host of exciting upcoming activities and events planned during the Snowbird Camping months, you can assure reservations around that time. Events like Golf tournaments, Watersport competitions, Maze, or adaptations of games from popular series like the very recent Squid Games will help boost sales. Arihant’s Aqua Adventura is one such product that can be used as dry / water gaming zone and which can be used to host multiple events.=
  3. Create an itinerary for their stay: Since the vacationers and campers are flocking from a different state, they would intend to travel outside the campground too to explore the region. Create a basic itinerary for them with unique places that they can explore – be it a spot, cuisine, or shopping space.
  4. Invest in a host of activities: Given that snowbird campers are usually attracted to activities and adventures, it definitely works in favor of the campground to invest in multi-purpose attractions. Arihant’s Treasure Ship is a Waterhouse with multiple slides and which also doubles up as an event space that can host barbeque parties and movie nights for guests is a perfect fit for such campgrounds!
Arihant Launches – INFINITY RACERS

Arihant Launches – INFINITY RACERS

Arihant Water park Equipment has launched its brand  ‘New Product’ –  Infinity Racers

With a speed of 50kmph, this 6-lane thrilling Infinity racer slide from Arihant is the next big thing in the world of Mat racers! This enticing open-closed ride starts from a height of 15 meters and takes multiple twists and turns that quickly escalate a fun ride into an edgy competition with friends and family! What more is that you can customize this ride as per your space in either forward or reverse landing options.

Why should you revive your waterpark in 2022

Why should you revive your waterpark in 2022

Why should you revive your waterpark in 2022

With the scare of pandemic put behind us, everyone is excited to return to the waterparks this summer. The entire water attractions industry with the hotels, resorts and campgrounds are gearing up for a fulfilled back-to-the park season! With such high demand, is your park ready to take on the guests?

If not, here’s why you immediately need to revive your waterpark for the summer of 2022!

  1. Aging Waterparks Receive High Complaints: The Park has been shut for almost 2 seasons given the pandemic and the slides have been rarely used/maintained. These aging waterslides are risky and give rise to complaints. If not new slides, it is still advisable to get all the waterslides checked and run maintenance from a reputed company.
  2. A Slide and a Pool Isn’t Enough: When a guest is planning for a trip to your facility, especially a hotel/campground, he is planning on investing a couple of days at the facility with his family. In this scenario, just having a slide and pool doesn’t suffice the guests’ needs. They are looking for hours of fun and for that you need attractions that can excite and entertain them for hours. Having a water play structure, thrill rides or even a spray pad ensures unlimited fun and helps rise above the competition
  3. Attractions for All Ages: Parks and campgrounds are a haven for families where they spend hours together. When catering to such audiences, it is always better to have attractions that people of all ages can enjoy. A mix of rides like play structures, float slides, and lazy river adds to the overall family vibe
  4. Your Park is Oversold or Overcrowded: Guests love to return to their favorite place when offered something new! If you have been welcoming guests to the same 10 slides every year, it’s time to bring in something new. It need not be big but it definitely needs to be something new
  5. You Didn’t Hit Your Sales Goals: If you haven’t been able to attract visitors in the last season and have faced a slack season, it is often a good idea to introduce something exciting to draw in guests. Read how the North Jellystone Texas Campground added a water play structure from Arihant and had its reservations doubled. A similar kind of attraction can do wonders to your facility.
Waterparks in Summer 2022

Waterparks in Summer 2022

Waterparks in Summer 2022

Summer 2022 is fast approaching and is just a couple months away. With the entire wave of pandemic being slowed down, all are excited for the upcoming summers. While everyone is geared to come back to the parks, is your park summer ready? Follow the 3 point rule to be on mark and make an absolute profitable summer season

  1. Park maintenance: Your Park can look its best when maintained periodically. Post every season, park maintenance is a must and is a sure-shot way of increasing the life of slides. If you are unable to add new attractions to the park, you can still uplift the park by giving it a makeover with a little slide maintenance.
  1. Something new for the guests: Guests love coming to back to something new. They already love your park but you need to give them a compelling reason to consider you again and spend time at your facility. And what better than introducing a new space! This space can be either a new waterslide, a gaming zone, a kiddie pool, and slides, or just a small spray park for kids. As long as it can entertain guests and they can spend hours soaking in it, it is worth the shot.
  1. Marketing the ‘new this season’ aptly: A park may add or furnish all that they want for the guests to enjoy but if they don’t market it well among its audience, all efforts will go in vain. Speak about all that’s happening at your park even before the season has started. Give your guests a peak-a-boo at what is happening at the park and what to expect when they come back. Get them excited for it and build up the entire rush towards the opening of the new season. Roll out advance bookings to the park and give freebies or discounts for guests who sign up before the deadline.

These small yet impactful points are a sure way of getting the guests excited for the new season and bringing them back to the park making it an absolutely amazing summer of 2022!

Waterkingdom Park Creates A Splash In Nepal

Waterkingdom Park Creates A Splash In Nepal

The Water kingdom park and resort situated in the region of Jhapa, Nepal has recently opened its doors to the public. Inaugurated by the Former Prime Minister: KP Sharma Oli on 9th Jan 2022, this park is an important project directed by Mr. Sangraula.

Developed in 2.5 acres of land with an investment of $350 million, the park plans to wow the visitors within Nepal from districts like Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Ilam, Panchthar, Siraha, and Saptari.

The park stands tall with 5 slides tower, an interactive waterplay structure, a 100 HP wave pool that promises to create waves in the landlocked country, and a swimming pool for kids and adults. With a target audience of families, the park boasts of slides that can be enjoyed by friends and family like the Pendulum slides and other float slides, multi racer slides, and body slides with a jungle-themed water play structure for kids.

The park hosts all slides designed and manufactured by Arihant waterpark Equipment, a global supplier of waterslides with a footprint in 60+ countries. ‘’Arihant has done over 5 parks in Nepal alone and the kind of market growth seen by the waterpark industry is commendable. Parks in Nepal are ready to explore the opportunities while offering world-class attractions to the public. Water kingdom is one such park that doesn’t fail to impress you!’’ – Arihant Spokesperson

Additionally, the park has 28 rooms that can be rented by guests for overnight stays and to host themed parties/wedding celebrations.

ARIHANT WINS THE PRESTIGIOUS CII DESIGN AWARD 2021

ARIHANT WINS THE PRESTIGIOUS CII DESIGN AWARD 2021

Arihant Water Park Equipment, a division of Arihant Industrial Corporation Ltd., has won the highly prestigious CII Design Award 2021 yet again for the second time in a row. This award was conferred for their newest installation – The Blizzard that made its grand entry at the GRS waterpark Mysore!

The CII Design Excellence Awards, acknowledge and celebrate Indian design and innovation. They strive to create new paradigms of design in India while promoting the unique amalgamation of traditional with contemporary design to encourage business continuity, industrial growth, and economic viability with long-term scope.
A grand jury, comprising 13 eminent personalities from the international design community,
including from Italy, USA, Turkey, UK adjourned Arihant’s “Blizzard” product as the
winning design over 20+ other shortlisted products in its category.

A waterslide that’s built for exhilaration, the Blizzard involves Straight, Zero gravity, and High G centrifugal twists to take the riders on a 180 – degree double-banked curved path creating an adrenaline rush as they reach the apex before making a high-speed splash in the pool.

A never-experienced-before ride path, the Blizzard combines two banked curved surfaces in opposite directions forming an “S” shape path. Riders on the float are launched through flume don’t o the first banked surface where they experience outward swing motion touching maximum speed followed by a zero-gravity point. Riders are then launched immediately in connecting banked surface which exerts outward force in opposite direction. Disorientation along the curvy path spikes the thrill and you come down filled with excitement even before you realize what the twist was!

The Blizzard, Arihant’s patented product, is India’s first compound motion slide for the world with upcoming installations in parks across the Middle East, India, and Europe.

With a dedicated in-house team that focuses on developing patented products in the attractions industry that are not just thrilling but also deliver optimized returns to park owners. The Innovations team at Arihant has many such exciting award-winning concepts to their name notable Thunderbay Series, Treasure Ship, Superflow, etc. and this award has added yet another cherry to the cake!

 

ABOUT ARIHANT

Arihant Water Park Equipment is India’s leading global manufacturer and designer of water slides and rides for waterparks, resorts, hotels, campgrounds & splash parks. With 750+projects across 60 countries, Arihant has created a mark in the industry in the last 3 decades by being the most preferred brand among waterparks. With 3500+ installations, Arihant has aimed at developing innovative products which offer superior ROI to the investor and continue to bring forth new slides that create happy moments for all.

Rise of Resorts and Campgrounds – The short break holiday trend

Rise of Resorts and Campgrounds – The short break holiday trend

Given the fact that every individual was confined to their four walls involuntarily during the pandemic, they are now wanting to step out desperately! As we approach 2022 many countries have cautiously reopened after months of lockdowns while people are seeking to return to normal life in their own safe ways. The pandemic has not just changed the nature of work; it has also changed the way people vacation as well.

If 2019 was the year of road trips, 2020 & 2021 have been the years of Resorts and Campgrounds.

With the ongoing ‘workcation’ trend, people are now planning on spending multiple short weeks away. Of course, part of this has to do with the travel restrictions to countries, making domestic travel more convenient. These large facilities encompassed in nature give a sense of safety as well.

Short-week stays are on the rise especially with small families who are willing to spend for an all-inclusive facility with kids’ play zone, waterpark, and spas that can be enjoyed throughout their 5-7 days stay! A survey conducted among the Campgrounds in the US and Europe concluded that the campgrounds have had profitable business in the last 2 years of lockdown! Club Med Sandpiper Bay, an all-inclusive resort between Miami and Orlando, has seen a 9% year-over-year increase in 4-5 night reservations from June to October. 4-6 night stays are up 55% over last year at The Foundry Hotel, a boutique hotel in Asheville, N.C. Such growth statistics are not uncommon.

As the global phenomenon of JOLA (Joy of looking ahead) settles in, families and groups are planning way ahead and paying in advance for their upcoming short stays.

Campground chains like Jellystone in US and Capfun in Europe have benefited immensely from uplifting their spaces. North Jellystone in Texas calls it their ‘’Best Decision Ever’’ to add a waterplay structure to their facility which has helped them double their reservations.

It is evident that with families making the short stay trend famous, they are looking out for facilities where kids can enjoy the entire day and beat the heat while parents work virtually. Thus it becomes more and more important to have a play zone and a water attraction zone in your facility where kids and adults spend hours. Converting an open space in a dry play zone, revamping an existing pool with a slides tower, adding a waterplay structure, or a small spray park in a vacant space will add that extra bling to your facility and help stand out keeping the guests entertained for days. The addition of an entertainment / water zone automatically translates to added revenue for the facility.

As the after effect of the pandemic, people across the globe are ready to take the plunge, move out and spend on the travel and relaxation, and travel industry is set to move towards guest experience than just service.

Arihant’s Managing Director Accepts 2021 IAAPA Outstanding Service Award

Rajen Shah, the managing director of Arihant Water Park Equipment, received the 2021 IAAPA Outstanding Service Award at the IAAPA Expo held between 15-19th November.

His award was announced earlier this year in September; this was the ceremony where the IAAPA officially extended it to him, with the accompanying commendations and backstory.

In the online award show relayed through a live video stream, the award presenter described Mr. Shah’s extensive accomplishments in the global attractions industry, including his part in the IAAPA itself—where he has served as a member for 16 years, and whose board of directors he currently sits on.

His candidacy for this prestigious award was based on the hard-earned fruits of his 37-year career in the water park equipment industry, the highlights of which include establishing the first attractions industry manufacturing operation in India, and being the first Indian manufacturer to export attractions products globally.

Mr. Shah, responding to his award, mentioned that he was humbled by the recognition for his work, and briefly thanked the IAAPA for being instrumental in his continued success—for helping him create a significant network of business associates and friends in the global attractions industry.

He also thanked the Indian Association of Amusement Parks and Industries (IAAPI) for bringing him to recognition with the IAAPA. Giving credit for the award to his team in Arihant Industrial Corporation, he extolled their hard work, customer-centricity, and dedication to the industry’s cause of bringing joy to people all over the world in this time of stress and worry.

Rounding off his words of gratitude, he thanked his wife, Neeta Shah; daughter, Niral Shah; and son, Darpan Shah, for encouraging him on the long journey with the company. He closed his address with an encouragement to the global attractions industry, urging them to press on in their cause of spreading happiness, bonding families, and using ingenuity to reduce the tension and depression all over the world.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) represents more than 6,000 amusement and attractions industry members in more than 100 countries. Its annual IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida, is considered the world’s largest attractions trade show in terms of member attendance and exhibitors.

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