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4 Strategies Water Parks are Applying to Make the Most of Revenge Tourism

4 Strategies Water Parks are Applying to Make the Most of Revenge Tourism

The state government of Maharashtra will open up dry amusement parks and cinemas on October 22, signaling the final phase before normalcy.

Though the decision on water parks has been deferred, over the last three months, as lockdowns were lifted and second vaccinations were taken, the general mood is that of optimism—the shadow of the coronavirus is slowly but surely fading.

The global attractions, travel, and tourism sectors are looking at positive movement in the next few months as people take “revenge” on the months of social distancing decreed by the darker circumstances of the last year.

This social phenomenon is loosely known as “revenge tourism” and its emergence entails that park owners and stakeholders have a foothold to gain when conditions return to normal, and patrons overwork the turnstiles.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a topsy-turvy ride for park owners and stakeholders over the last 19 months, but many of them made use of the downtime to devise strategies to maximize the pent-up demand at this crucial time.

Finding Fruitful Partnerships in the Vicinity


There is a level playing field, as far as how the pandemic affected business. Every business has received some form of negative movement in the last 19 months, either due to a shortage of supply or demand. With that in mind, it is important for water park investors and owners to take courage, finding solidarity with other similarly-affected businesses with similar customers.

The crux of the matter is to understand which businesses outside your vertical share the same customer base with you. For water parks, this is usually hotels, restaurants, and other dry amusement parks and gaming arcades. The most successful water parks have continued to forge a strong network with these businesses in their vicinity, creating personalized offers and packages that the common customers find hard to refuse.

For example, a family of visiting tourists can make a special deal at their hotel, which includes a day at the nearby water park. Customers love convenient deals that they can fit within their itineraries, and this is made possible when venues are close by!  

To take the thought further, travel agencies are another great resource for water parks. Travel advisors, now back in business, will be ready to sweeten deals for their customers, and you can get in touch with them to link your water park to their busy, online platforms.

Removing Waiting Times for Entry, Refreshment, & Merchandise


What are the three biggest sources of revenue for a water park?

The money paid for tickets, the refreshments, and the merchandise, the latter which includes products like apparel, toys, and swimming equipment.

What are the biggest deterrents to these sources of revenue? Queue waiting times. When customers learn that they must wait in long queues to get their products, they decide against a purchase. Water park owners have learned to value their customers’ time.

To solve this problem, they have devised digital mediums to make orders and purchases from everything from tickets to aerated beverages. We had outlined several methods on how water parks do this in a previous blog post. For easy reference QR access/purchase codes, self-service kiosks, and well-integrated park management software can make a huge difference.

Designing Exciting Multipurpose Water Attractions


During the downtime, managers and marketers identified that up-gradation of the ride experiences offered at the park would create powerful incentives for patrons returning post-pandemic. More exciting rides usually entail bigger returns. We had discussed nuances of how and why multipurpose attractions can result in superior engagement in a previous blog post. This is a tried-and-tested strategy.

The long and short of it is that water parks gain popularity from a particularly memorable ride—through word of mouth, video marketing, or advertisements—and this gives them the leeway to create pricing power gains. To make up for reduced visitor capacities, a norm during and since the pandemic, if water park administrators play their cards correctly, designing imaginative water play structures with ample space for hundreds of patrons to enjoy simultaneously, the reputation of the park rises, and they will get away with increasing the price of the tickets, without losing customers.

Staying Sensitive to Seasonal and Immediate Needs

One of the most immediate refrains in the last 19 months of COVID-19 has been the danger of indoor environments. The virus is transmitted more easily in indoor environments, where air circulates back and forth. Park owners are latching onto their parks’ outdoor nature, broadcasting how their establishments are safer relative to cinemas, air travel, hotels, and other entertainment options. And with the commonality of digital payments there is rarely a requirement to stand in queues for tickets, food, and beverage.

The other immediate reason for water park attendance is seasonal. While the cold is a deterrent to most water park activity, hot weather tends to cause a higher ticket load. In the middle of India, where the month of October can be unbearably hot and humid, water parks can look to improve their profits by emphasizing on how their patrons can beat the heat. Seasonal packages and ticket tiers can be devised to make the choice more affable for denizens.

For those parties looking to understand how to maximize profits, if you want business and management advice on the subject, you can always contact and consult with a water park equipment supplier like Arihant Water Slides.

Camping H2O Canada adds a spectacular Body Bowl this season!

Description:

Situated in Montreal, this camp site has been attracting families. Known for its wave pool which is largest in the province of Quebec, Camping H2O boasts of watersides and three  different karting tracks. It is a full-service campground for visitors and seasonal campers!

 

Summary of Attractions:

Body Bowl:  This bowl-like slide with multiple twists and turns times amazes the guests until they fall in the center of the pool with all the vigor

Revamp Your Waterpark And Attract Visitors

Revamp Your Waterpark And Attract Visitors

Water parks often need an up gradation in terms of slides and water play structures to continue attracting the visitors and offering them something new to come back to. These would serve as an extension to the existing theme of the water park. It is the USP of that particular slide or play structure that the visitors get attracted to, which means that it should have something unique in its functionality that no other water park offers or simply is the first one to offer such a unique water slide. Most of the time it is the manufacturers that face the challenge to come up with such concept based water slides and play structures.

Arihant Water Park Equipment has been on top of its game by coming up with unique concept based water slides which can instantly draw visitors to any water parks around the world. Arihant has recently introduced the new line of products which can act as a perfect addition to any given water park. Let’s have a look at some of them.

  1. Super Loop:

Super Loop Slide

It is one of the most thrilling and exciting water slide, especially for the high adrenaline rush lovers. Riders start the slide with a sudden drop from the top via a chamber and move in a hi-speed slide with a flat turn at the bottom and reach the end with wow factor.

  1. Master Blaster:

Master Blaster

It is an ultimate thrill ride where the rider enjoys the uphill thrust of water while passing through Master Blaster flow cruise stations. The slide includes sharp turns and twists add more excitement to the experience.

  1. Cobra Crusader:

Cobra Crusader

Cobra Crusader is one step ahead in the thematization of crusader ride to provide an amazing ride experience with vibrant cobra skin color and giant cobra head at the top with water dripping from the fangs. It gives the rider an adventure rush where a lifelike structure in the form of cobra head takes this concept to a whole new level.

  1. Adventura:

Adventura

It is a one of a kind multi-level adventure zone with some 16-24 exciting elements of activities for young ones and the Adrenaline Junkies. It has series of tasks to be performed by an individual while getting drenched with water showers, sprinklers and falling to pools at ground level. The complete activity on the upper level is performed by individual attached to safety harness. This structure can be enjoyed by both dry attraction as well as wet attraction zone.

  1. Torpedo:

Torpedo

Torpedo is the giant ride with rugby shape structures where riders pass through and experience thrills with sudden turns and twists while going through the conical domes. It is more like a missile. The rider is shot into the circular domes which are completely dark to keep the suspense intact.

If any of the above rides or play structures interests you, you can get in touch with us by giving us the exact requirement and we will take it from there.

Send us your requirements for manufacturing an Aqua Park.

 

How To Attract Visitors To Your Water Park

How To Attract Visitors To Your Water Park

We at Arihant Water Park Equipment believe that all water parks are capable of drawing business. As they say devil lies in the details, there are these minute dots that one needs to join which are often ignored or over looked.

World’s Craziest Water Slides

World’s Craziest Water Slides

When it comes to water slides, water park lovers are always expecting something extraordinary waiting for them, something that they will be talking about for a long time afterward. A 120 ft drop at 60 km/h is more like music to their ears and this is the reason why engineers of today keep pushing their creative boundaries to come up with an ultimate daredevil of a slide; the one that will bring the screams out of them. As a result, today’s water slides are not just plain water slides, they are well-engineered pieces of art specially designed to give the visitors a one of a kind experience.

From Brazil all the way to Dubai, these are the tallest, sharpest and the craziest water slides in the world.

  1. The Verrückt — Schlitterbahn, Kansas City

The slide stands at an intimidating 168ft and 7inches. It has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest water slide in the world. Here is what the slide actually looks like.

  1. The Scorpion’s Tail — Noah’s Ark Waterpark, Wisconsin

This slide is almost as deadly as it sounds. It hardly takes 5-7 seconds to complete. The idea of the slide lies on the floor beneath it. In the safety of the clear capsule, the floor vanishes and the drop initiates; and it is after this drop that the actual adventure begins.

  1. Twister and Speedy — Sonnetherme Lutzmannsburg Thermal Spa, Austria

Can’t get enough of the adrenaline rush, craving for more, then this ride is for you. Speedy features a descent of 460ft at a breakneck speed, while Twister which is a thrilling flume which sprawls at a staggering 660ft drop.

  1. Faser — Galaxy Erding, Germany

This one right here is an example of German engineering at its best. Faser’s riders regularly achieve speeds in excess of 45km/h.

  1. Jumeirah Sceirah — Wild Wadi Waterpark, Dubai

Situated in the glorious surroundings of Dubai, the Jumeirah Sceirah is an awe-inspiring slide that completes its drop in just a few seconds at the speed of 50km/h. This is not for the lighthearted individuals.

  1. Insano — Beach Park, Brazil

This was previously recognized as the tallest water slide in the world. Brazil’s Insano stands at an intimidating 14 stories high and descends at the speed of 65km/h. This one is truly a one of a kind slide that can quench the thirst for an ultimate thrill ride.

  1. Leap of Faith — Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

Last but not the least; Leap of Faith is an example of what water slides of today have transformed into. The Bahamas might be very well known for spending peaceful time and relaxing, but this is a perfect contrast to what the Bahamas stand for. It is a memorable flume ride that plunges the riders from a 60ft height, hurtling through a transparent tunnel in a shark-filled lagoon. This one is a masterpiece indeed.

We believe the above list is enough to give any water park enthusiasts the adrenaline rush needed to curb his thirst of being on the most insane slides of them all. For more interesting discussions follow our blog and if you have any particular topic related to water parks that you want us to write about, please mention it in the below comments section.

Do visit some of the water parks custom designed by the bright team at Arihant and be amazed at the thrilling rides that we have created. A ride on one could be the most thrilling moment of your lifetime!

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History Of Water Slides

History Of Water Slides

History textbooks have been store houses of information about some of the most important events in the history of mankind – wars, politics, immigration events, etc. But when it comes to trivia, there is hardly any place that you could learn about some equally important facts. The History of Water Slides, for example, has not been mentioned in any textbooks. No book has ever mentioned how water slides came into existence and became an important part of our lives. We are sure each and every one of us has experienced the thrill of being on a water slide, whether it is an amusement park, a water park or simply an inflatable water slide placed in our back yard.

So, we did a bit of digging around and tried to track down some of the earliest examples of one of the most exciting ingredients of amusement parks today, the mighty water slide. We did manage to find some early examples of mankind’s commitment towards having a good time.

One of the first documented water slides came from New Zealand as a part of the 1906 International Exhibition. The “Wonderland” area of the exhibition included different types of rides and entertainment experiences which was more like a mini-amusement park. It was here that “water chute” was displayed. Even back then people knew a cool thing when they saw it. Soon after the exhibition, “Wonderland” closed down; the water chute slide was sold to a business where it went on for a few years in Wellington, New Zealand. But eventually it was dismantled.

The second instance was of Herbert Sellner. Herbert Sellner lived in Faribault, Minnesota. He started with his designing career first by making furniture, later moved on to making toys for children and then finally, most famously, the Water-Toboggan Slide. Built in 1923, the slide featured a wooden sled that people sat on and rode down an incline into a lake. Much like in New Zealand, this sled did not sink but shot off across the water for distances up to 100 feet, according to the U.S. Patent Services site.

This idea was quickly adapted into different versions of same water slide which were placed at swimming pools, lakes and beaches. This had all the making of what one would rightly call as a staple of the amusement parks. Herbert Sellner didn’t stop there, and went on to design the Tilt-a-Whirl slide which debuted at the Minnesota State Fair in 1927.

By this time the market was open for having all kinds of water slides and this paved way for Sea World which was founded in 1964 by George Millay in San Diego and later similar parks were opened in Orlando and Ohio. He later saw the potential of parks which were built around water attractions and went on to open what is considered to be the first water park, Wet n’ Wild in Orlando, according to Waterpark.com. The park became so popular that he later opened more in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. From the view point of the history of water slides, this was a by far the most important step.

Speaking of Wet n’ Wild, Arihant Water Park Equipment has had the privilege of working with the Wet n’ Wild in Brazil on a few water slides. It truly was a proud moment for our entire team to partner with the water park that has played such a vital role in shaping the attractions industry of today. Catch the glimpse of our work for Wet n’ Wild in Brazil here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz3p16YycrU

So, this was how water slides became an integral part of the attractions industry and more importantly an outlet for having a jolly good time for people of all ages.

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Top 5 Water Parks In India

Top 5 Water Parks In India

As summer approaches, the heat is on the rise and summer vacations are just around the corner. It is that time of the year when one is on the lookout for a refreshing day out to beat the summer heat. It can be inside a mall, a movie cinema or even a coffee shop where one can relax. Basically, all one wants to do is find a place that can protect you from the scorching sun. So how about spending your summer weekend under the sun and still escape the unforgiving heat by soothing your senses?

You guessed it right; we are talking about the thrills and chills of water rides at the most amazing water parks in India.

  1. Water Kingdom (Mumbai):

It is the oldest water park in India. It is not only the biggest water park in India but the biggest water park in Asia as well. It is an ideal place for fun and frolic when it comes to family outings. It is a renowned tourist spot in Mumbai which acts as an ultimate outlet to beat the summer heat.

Popular rides:

What-a-Coaster, Brat zone, Goofers Lagoon, Wetlantic, The Lagoon, and Adventure Amazonia

  1. Adlabs Aquamagica (Mumbai):

It is located on the Mumbai-Pune expressway. It is usually crowded on the weekends as people from both the cities visit the water park to relax and have a jolly good time. Fantastic rides, lip-smacking food and fun beyond imagination makeAdlabsAquamagica a perfect place to be at.

Popular rides:

Wacky waves, Floatsa, Pirate Bay, Raftaastic, Swirl Whirl, Loopy Woopy, Boomeranggo, and Zip Zap Zoom

  1. Oysters in Gurgaon:

Popularly referred as AppuGhar, Oysters is located near Leisure Valley, Sector 29. This water park is among the most spectacular water parks in India. The lavish and sprawling entertainment area, with fun and adventurous rides, is a perfect place to get rid of scorching summer blaze.

Popular rides:

Thunderstorm, Lazy River, Skyfall, Rapid Racer, Pirate Station, Oh-My-Gurgaon, and Wave Pool

  1. Fun ‘N’ Food Village (Delhi):

It is one of the best water parks in India. It is located near the Kapashera Border in Delhi.With countless options of water slides and fun rides to choose from, it is certainly a one of a kind entertainment spot in the Capital. This water park is managed by the Polo Group of Companies and is quite a picnic spot in Delhi NCR.

Popular rides:

Snow Blasher, Water Mary, Magic Carpet, Lazy River, and Eagle Ride

  1. Wonderla (Bangalore):

It is undeniably the most fun-filled water parks in India. It forms an ultimate entertainment stop for children and the youth as its variety caters to both. It has all kinds of rides ranging from dry rides, wet rides, thrill rides and kids rides.

Popular rides:

Jungle Lagoon, Lazy River, Harakiri, and Uphill racers.

Now that you are aware of the above water parks, when are you planning to visit the one which is nearest to your location?

Drop a line to the Largest Water Slide Manufacturer In India to Custom Design Your Water Slide.

 

Arihant Partners With Hafema

Arihant Partners With Hafema

As they say, good times just keep on coming, and here we are announcing our new collaborative effort. We are super excited to announce that Arihant Water Park Equipment has now partnered with Hafema Water Ride Systems for providing water rides to water parks in India and SAARC region. Innovation is what brings us together. Striving to keep up with the creativity and to help bring out the much-needed character for each and every Water Park is something that binds us together.

Speaking of Hafema, below mentioned are the six UP’s that Hafema is known for

  1. Authentic: Hafema indulges in technology that stimulates real whitewater flow conditions making it realistic and full of action
  1. Automatic: Our patented conveyer belt helps in maintaining and controlling the distance between the boats automatically
  1. Accuracy: This automated mechanism helps in controlling the travel times accurately
  1. Safety: Hafema water rides are known to meet the highest quality standards as only durable and high-quality materials are used in the manufacturing process.
  1. Accessibility: Any and everyone can have safe and easy access. The dry and non-slippery platform makes it easier for people of all age groups including children, disabled and wheelchair bound to easily come on board.
  1. Affordability: Fun and thrills of the highest quality.

 

History:

Hafema operates globally as a supplier of water rides. Their water rides have captivated people in over 20 theme parks across Germany, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the USA. Founded in 1990 as a mechanical company, Hafema has been supplying equipments to the theme parks around the world. Since 2004 Hafema has specialized in water ride manufacturing. Apart from sales and installation, HAFEMA offers the perfect all-round service – from planning, designing, and installation, to technical support and maintenance.

Products:

The range of products for which one can partner with Hafema are

  1. Flume Rides
  2. Splash Rides
  3. Mini Raft Rides
  4. Wild Raft Rides

Flume Rides:

Just like being on a raging river, the Hafema Flume Ride gives guests the feel of an adventure in the wild.

Hafema’s Flume Ride can be uniquely designed and tailor-made as per the requirements. Whatever option you go for, you can absolutely rely on Hafema quality.

 

Splash Rides:

Experience the thrill of height and speed – the Hafema Splash Ride is an experience in itself: with a speed up to 20 meters per second, it plunges down into the trough with a mad surge of water. There’s yet more action with the Double Splash, which has two spray effects in a row. It’s not only the passengers who are captivated, even the spectators hold their breath!

 

Mini Raft Rides:

Ideal for small parks with limited space: the Mini Raft rides with boats for up to four to six people.

Developed by adopting the same expertise used for the larger raft rides, the Mini Raft Ride offers just as much fun – with extremely low investment and operating costs.

 

Wild Raft Rides:

This is much more than the evolution of the traditional log flume: the Hafema Wild Raft Ride is pure action!

Your guests will enjoy the unique atmosphere of raging rapids. The water torrents are created as a result of the inherent nature of the water course’s construction, with waves being generated solely from intersections, slopes, and obstacles. In imitation of the natural environment, the course uses no moving parts: our patented conveyor system, developed in-house, uses a continuously running chain-driven belt as a lifting device, and the boat-separator automatically times the start intervals.

We are looking forward to the long lasting relationship that will only get better with time.

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Top Five Exhibitions For Attractions Industry

Top Five Exhibitions For Attractions Industry

  1. IAAPA

Founded in 1918, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide. The organization represents facility, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries, including professionals from:

  • Amusement parks, theme parks, and attractions
  • Family entertainment centers
  • Museums and science centers
  • Water parks and resorts
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Industry manufacturers and suppliers

IAAPA helps our members improve their efficiency, marketing, safety, and profitability while maintaining the highest possible professional standards in the industry.

Website: www.iaapa.org

  1. EAS

EAS is an all-encompassing destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, manufacturers, investors, developers, and anyone wishing to engage with the global amusement community. More than 9,000 industry professionals are expected to attend, including:

  • Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Family Entertainment Centers and Playgrounds
  • Zoos and Aquariums
  • Museums and Science Centers
  • Attractions and city activities
  • Hotels, Resorts, and Cruiselines
  • Casinos
  • Intellectual Property Owners
  • Historic/Tourist Attractions
  • Event, festival and carnival fair organizers

Website: http://www.iaapa.org/expos/euro-attractions-show/home

3. AAS

Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) is the largest, most comprehensive trade show in Asia for the amusement parks and attractions industry. It is the only industry trade show in Asia that consistently delivers thousands of amusement park and attractions industry buyers from more than 65 countries. If you want to influence key decision makers and buyers in the Asian amusement parks and attractions industry, your best opportunity is at Asian Attractions Expo 2017.

Connect with more than 6,000 buyers from: Amusement Parks, Theme Parks, Attractions, Water Parks, Family Entertainment, Centers, Casinos, Resorts, Museums, Aquariums, Zoos and more.

Website: http://www.iaapa.org/expos/asian-attractions-expo/home

4. DEAL

DEAL has developed into an unrivaled platform that gathers exhibitors, buyers, and professionals from the international amusement and entertainment industry. Do not miss one of the world’s most important meeting points for manufacturers, suppliers, buyers, entrepreneurs, executives, technologists and professionals in the entertainment and amusement industry. Major international companies in Amusement, Attractions and Entertainment business participate and present their products and concepts. More than 35 product categories in Amusement, Leisure, Entertainment segments with Manufacturers, Distributors, Media and service providers exhibit alongside the leading Amusement Associations from all over the world. It will be held from 27th – 29th March 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates.

Website: www.dealmiddleeastshow.com

5. AALARA

Since 1994, the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association Inc (AALARA), has connected industry business owners, operators and professionals within the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation industry. The Association educates and trains its members to achieve standards of excellence and professionalism in business ethics, operations, and practices.

The association’s aim is also to promote and safeguard the interests of its members whilst being a relevant source of information on industry trends and statistics in the business of fun. AALARA, being the peak national body for the amusement, leisure and recreation industry in Australia provides a united Industry voice within government and community. Learn more

AALARA is the peak national body representing the amusement, leisure and recreation industry of Australia. AALARA has particular responsibilities in the areas of safety, operations, and management within these industries.

Website: https://aalara.com.au

Arihant has been a regular participant in these exhibitions and you can very well meet us at any of the above exhibitions. Also, we are members of IAAPA and AALARA which means it will be easy catching up with us at these two exhibitions as we are regular visitors.

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World’s Best Water Parks That We Have Worked With

World’s Best Water Parks That We Have Worked With

Wherever you head to this New Year, nothing will bring more joy than enjoying a splash into a water park with the entire family. Arihant Water Park Equipment has worked with a majority of renowned water parks around the world, so whichever water park you are planning on; there is a high possibility that Arihant Water Park Equipment might have utilized its expertise in conceptualizing, theming or installing a water play structure that you are about to enjoy.

Since it is impossible to talk about all the water parks and projects that we have been associated with, we plan to keep it short and here is a list consisting of the biggest water parks that we have had the opportunity to work with. We highly recommend that you visit one of them for a fun-filled family outing.

  1. Dreamer Park, Thailand

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With the area of about 32,000 square meters, Dreamer Water Park is situated by the main street, Suwannasorn, only a few kilometers away from Thailand-Cambodia border in Aranyaprathet, Sakeaw province. Not only with a large parking space in front of the Water Park itself, all rides and slides inside are up to the safety standard to ensure visitors with zero fear factor. In addition, numerous well-trained lifeguards are available on the spots to guarantee for double safety precaution. Having one of the longest Lazy River, an extra huge Kids Zone, a variety of Food and Drinks stalls, and air-conditioned Cabana, Dreamer Water Park is one of the best family leisure destinations in the region.

  1. Sunset Aquapark, Bulgaria

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Sunset Aquapark is the largest Water Park in Bulgaria. Boasting 32 water slides, in addition to a range of facilities and entertainment performance places; it as one of the top aqua parks in Europe. There are plenty of options between the various areas to enjoy such as a range of different water slides, attractions suitable for young children, play areas along with plus plenty of green areas for sunbathing and relaxation.

  1. Jukupark, Finland

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The vast outdoor JukuPark is Turku’s newest family attraction which is situated close to the Impivaara swimming pool and sports ground just 3 km from the center of Turku.The 2.5 hectare complex has lots of fabulous water slides which you can descend on tires, a speed mat or in the traditional way.There are also large heated pools, pleasant sunbathing areas, grill-restaurants, kiosks and terraces that one can choose from to ensure that fun never ends.

We can assure you that the above-mentioned water parks will definitely give you the adrenaline rush needed to be coupled with the fun-filled family time where everyone has a jolly good time.

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