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Custom Water Play Attractions – Optimizing that limited space in your park!

Custom Water Play Attractions – Optimizing that limited space in your park!

Project Showcase: Adventure Landing, USA

The Adventure Landing is a group of amusement parks located in Florida, New York, North Carolina and Texas. Their first park was opened in Jacksonville Beach, Florida in 1995 and it was a success. The original park had a small pool with a master blaster slide passing over. The owners wanted to build a themed play structure in that limited space.

KEY CHALLENGES:

The key challenge  was SPACE! There was an existing water slide that passed above and across the swimming pool. The water play structure design was required to fit in the pool without interrupting the existing structure and to ensure the new water play structure complied with ASTM standards.

DESIGN APPROACH

Arihant utilized advanced slide simulation techniques to design a custom themed water play structure to retrofit into the available space without the need for any adjustments to the existing slide, pool or structures passing above the space. Theming and interactive features were designed and installed to enhance the appeal of the water play structure and to not interfere with the existing structures.

The park chose a pirate theme for the water play structure, a popular and appropriate theme for the area and was installed with great success.

Themed Water Attractions – The Next Big thing?

Themed Water Attractions – The Next Big thing?

Themed Water Attractions – The Next Big thing?

Latest trends to increase visitor traction

A successful waterpark is much more than a bunch of slides handpicked from a brochure and put together in a space. It takes meticulous planning and combining the right elements to give a flow to your visitors in order to make it memorable for them and profitable for park owners. A well-developed waterpark will truly raise the experience level and spending potential of the visitor and significantly add to any park’s bottom line!

So when designing a waterpark, the underlying focus of a park should be on differentiating itself from the other parks within the common catchment area. And how does one do that when the industry offers more or less the same 25-30 products portfolio for a certain region? In the age of Facebook/Insta Posts how do you ensure you park is uniquely recognized even when user doesn’t tag it? How do you make the experience memorable?

Well the key lies in Characterization and theming!

Storytelling is central to human existence, cognition and communication. We use stories to make sense of our world and to share that understanding with others. A study suggests, so powerful is our impulse to detect story patterns that we see them even when they’re not there. This is a universal phenomenon that personifies elements, events thus shaping memories. Its visualization!

So how does this personification and storytelling work towards shaping a successful park?

Themes for long have been known to create an atmosphere of another place and time. It gives a story to remember and registers at a faster pace with the visitors than a normal ride. Would Star Wars: Hyperspace Mountain Ride (formerly the Space Mountain Mission Ride) at Disneyland Paris, create the same impact had it not been for the planets and mystery of space that the ride took you through!

Story telling through theming gives your guests a chance to experience an attraction like never before through multi-sensory stimulation. You can forget a ride but not the experience and how it made you feel!

Keeping up with the trend, we at Arihant have a host of current best-selling products that speak story and theme to your guest. You can customize it to suit your park needs –

  • Plug N Play: A path-breaking concept where you could easily replace the theme on your water play structures. Easily re-theme the water play structure to keep surprising your guests. Bring your guests in back for a new feel in the new season
  • Treasure Ship: A multi-level lifelike and larger than life themed play structure! This is the perfect family themed slide play structure which has something for everyone.
  • Bay Series: Winner of ‘The Economic Times Polymer Award 2019’, this humongous slide is one of its kind 6 seater and amplifies the ride experience with a record breaking 8-10 oscillations
  • Themed Crusader: Winner of ‘The Economic Times Polymer Award 2020’, this giant takes its inspiration from the various natural elements incorporating it with the slide which takes the ride experience to another level. Themes with butterfly, Cobra, Leopard, Wave Surfer have been clients favorite

Arihant has always worked towards creating the clients vision into reality. For the same we have developed themes as per the clients brief, needs and positioning. To cite an example, a park in India wanted to create a feel of Heaven in their upcoming waterpark which is also named ‘’Heaven waterpark’’.  Based on our data, that the most time spent by visitors in a park is in a Waterplay structure, we overturned the entire play structure into a ‘’Heaven Lookalike’’ What followed was a process to create a visually appealing ‘Slice of Heaven’. Similarly, a park in Srilanka, wanted to bring in the speed and rush of Car Racing in the waterpark. Arihant, based on client’s requirement, designed a unique car racing themed Waterplay structure to address the client’s requirements.

Themed play structure
Heaven Waterpark
7 Helpful Waterpark Maintenance  Tips You Should Know!

7 Helpful Waterpark Maintenance Tips You Should Know!

Today most of the water park owners make it a point that their parks are well equipped with the latest slides and play structures and focus only on the safety. But often maintenance of these exciting slides is ignored by park operators which can invariantly decrease their return on investment.

Proper maintenance of your water park is the most vital element to extend the life of your water park equipment. Keeping a check of the slide maintenance with appropriate planning can prevent your equipment from losing their luster and patrons over time.

The best way to keep your slide looking great for years is to start protecting it from day one. Put together a schedule which includes details of ordering parts, organizing labor and planning out important dates for checks. This will allow you to stay organized and ensure that you don’t miss out on anything.

Here are some benefits of regular maintenance:

  • It increases the life expectancy of water park equipment
  • It reduces the repair costs over the years
  • It optimizes the operational overheads
  • It helps in increasing the return on investment by saving you money
  • It minimizes the chances of injury and poor park experience

Besides, cleaning all surfaces, pools, slides, or other equipment will ensure that slime doesn’t develop. This helps in keeping things clean, and also reduces the chances of accidental slips and subsequent injuries. Read further to know the easiest way to maintain your park. For a detailed free maintenance manual fill this form and we shall email it to you

To make it easier for you to maintain your water park, we have prepared the below list of tips:

  1. Remove Any Stagnant Water from the Lines

Since this one is easy to miss, we mention this first. It is also one of the most important maintenance tasks. Even after a lot of cleaning, condensation and seepage can aid the collection of stagnant water in the system. That’s why it is important to address this right away.

  1. Check the Chemicals in the Tank

It is vital to conduct quality testing and maintain chemical stability according to local health guidelines. This will minimize any nasty surprises that may come your way.

  1. Run a Systems Check

You must make sure that you run fresh water through all water park equipment before opening for park. And again, after making any repairs or adjustments, it is imperative to ensure that the flow remains consistent and meets equipment specifications. You should also attend to this task beforehand so you will have enough time to fix any problems and retest the system.

  1. Check for Leaks

Before and after the systems check, carefully inspect lines and joints for leaks. Be vigilant of any pooling or standing water near lines or equipment.

  1. Pressurize the Lines

Usually, the water you get from municipal sources has a higher pressure than required for your equipment. That’s why you must first transfer that water to balancing tanks and check if the flow control valves are working the way they are supposed to. And if they are offering the right operating pressure to later transfer to the slides.

  1. Conduct a Safety Check for all Water Toys

Keep a close eye on every piece of water park equipment and look for signs of wear and tear, holes, cracks, and chips on play surfaces. You should also check if all joints are tightened and if all water supply filters are free from debris or blockages.

  1. Check Electrical Systems

This is especially important as a problem with electrical systems can potentially electrocute someone. So, ensure that all electrical lines, control panels, connections, and surrounding areas are dry and other safety measures are in place.

We hope that these tips will prove useful the next time you do maintenance for your water park.

Crafting a successful waterpark

Crafting a successful waterpark

Is it a park with quality rides, high safety standards or great guest experience? At Arihant all of that is in our DNA! A successful waterpark is much more than a bunch of slides handpicked from a brochure and put together in a space. It takes meticulous planning and combining the right elements to give a flow to your visitors in order to make it memorable for them and profitable for park owners. A well-developed waterpark will truly raise the experience level and spending potential of the visitor and significantly add to any park’s bottom line!

Operating our own waterpark for 24 years has given us added insight into this business. These insights along with valuable feedback from our clients on visitor demands forms the basis of some of our slide designs helping us deliver industry leading ROI to the smart park investor.

Arihant has being developing parks that are not just pretty looking but are also commercially viable giving two-fold results to clients. In order to build a successful waterpark we encourage promoters to first ask themselves the ’Big 4’:

  1. Which age group does my audience fit into? – This will help you define the ride mix
  2. What is the expected turnout at the park? – This will help you optimize the design of waterpark and maximize the ROI
  3. What socio-economic category does my audience belong? – This will help you define the revenue projections
  4. What will attract my audience? – This will help you define the story for the park and weave a theme for slides

Parks are long term investment and efforts should circle towards sustaining the hype of the park. Hence while shortlisting a manufacturer for park slides, the 4 fold focus should be on quality, longevity of slides, Ride experience and Value for money. All of 4 aspects are crucial in ensuring higher returns for any park. The rides should encompass selection of fun and thrill slides in order to address the diverse set of customers.

The key difference between a bigger waterpark and a medium sized format is that in bigger waterpark there are clear designated sections for ride experiences for customer sets like thrill seekers, kids, family fun etc. While in small format a park strives to give the same in single confined space.

Of our experience and interactions with clients, we have also zeroed on certain slides that are must haves as per the size of the park. For e.g. a Waterplay structure and wave pool is a must in any park as it is a fun arena for all ages given the family oriented culture in Asia. For Typhoon Waterpark in Vietnam, Arihant supplied a 0.4 hectare (4046 sq. meters) wave pool as the park was spread across a huge space.

 

Adding to the difference in parks, Themes for long have been known to create an atmosphere of another place and time. It gives a story to remember and registers at a faster pace with the visitors than a normal ride. This personification and storytelling equally works towards shaping a successful park. Of our past data, current trends and client interactions, we have come to conclude that there is an aura around themes that no park visitor can ignore. The industry is shifting to characterization of attractions, including story telling. You can forget a ride but not the experience and how it made you feel!

 

Keeping up with the same notion, we have a host of current best-selling products that speak story and theme.

  • Plug N Play: A path-breaking concept to have multiple themes on one water play structures. Easily re-theme the water play structure at any time to keep surprising your guests. Bring your guests in back for a new feel in the new season
  • Treasure Ship: A multi-level lifelike and larger than life themed play structure! This is the perfect family themed slide play structure which has something for everyone.
  • Bay Series: Winner of ‘The Economic Times Polymer Award 2019’, this humongous slide is one of its kind 6 seater and amplifies the ride experience with 8-10 oscillations
  • Themed Crusader: Winner of ‘The Economic Times Polymer Award 2020’, this giant takes its inspiration from the various natural elements incorporating it with the slide which takes the ride experience to another level. Themes with butterfly, Cobra, Leopard, Wave Surfer have been clients favorite

Arihant has always worked towards creating the clients vision into reality. For the same we have developed themes as per the clients brief, needs and positioning. To cite an example, a park in India wanted to create a feel of Heaven in their upcoming waterpark which is also named ‘’Heaven waterpark’’.  Based on our data, that the most time spent by visitors in a park is in a Waterplay structure, we overturned the entire play structure into a ‘’Heaven Lookalike’’ What followed was a process to create a visually appealing ‘Slice of Heaven’

Similarly, a park in Srilanka, wanted to bring in the speed and rush of Car Racing in the waterpark. Arihant, based on client’s requirement, designed a unique car racing themed Waterplay structure to address the client’s requirements.

Saving on Wave Pool Power Consumption

Saving on Wave Pool Power Consumption

Spending time at a waterpark has become a popular activity for people across the globe. People prefer cooling off in wave pools and sliding down water slides when the weather heats up. But the immense crowds are limited to a certain season whereas rest of the seasons goes relatively easy for water parks

In such scenario rarely do we come across signs of energy efficiency or water conservation by water parks. It is very evident that not all months have the same traction of guests as compared to the peak season. But are the water parks optimizing the resources to save during the slack period? Are they cashing in on the slack season too?

As an example let’s look at how an efficient wave pool can help save almost half of the electricity costs of any water park

In peak season you have to run the wave pool at full power as the public demands it, but what about the slack season? Let’s assume that during the slack period there are around 150 people in the park out of which only 70-100 decide to join in your wave pool during scheduled time.  Do we start wave pool at full power? Definitely NO!

 Let’s see how this works.

Arihant water park equipment uses technology such that it enhances the usability of the equipments and saves big on the client’s electricity consumption with even if the equipments are partially operated.

Let’s assume that the wave pool is of 100 HP with 2 blowers. If the wave pool operates for 1 hour, below is how you can optimize the electricity consumption.

 

 

PEAK SEASON

 

SLACK SEASON

Wave pool specification

Data input

 

Wave pool specification

Data input

Blower (HP)

50

 

Blower (HP)

50

Blower Qty.

2

 

Blower Qty.

2

Compressor(HP)

7.5

 

Compressor(HP)

7.5

Comp. (Qty.)

1

 

Comp. (Qty.)

1

No. of blowers Running

2

 

No. of blowers Running

1

Total Wave pool (HP)

107.5

 

Total Wave pool (HP)

57.5

Total KW consumption

80.195

 

Total KW consumption

42.895

Cost /Unit ( Assume Rs12/unit)

12

 

Cost /Unit ( Assume Rs12/unit)

12

Weekly bill

6,736.38

 

Weekly bill

3,603.18

Monthly bill

28,870.20

 

Monthly bill

15,442.20

Annual bill

346,442.40

 

Annual bill

185,306.40

 

Cost saved (Total 47% of peak season)

1

Weekly

3,133.20

2

Monthly

13,428.00

3

Yearly

161,136.00

                                  *All figs in INR                                                            

Arihant’s wave pool system allows you to run the wave pool on a single blower efficiently. You can cut the cost to half for the same performance.

Now one may ask why not run the wave pool at half the power always? The answer to this is, that more the no. of people in the pool the more resistance to the wave generation. Hence if we run the wave pool at half power each time, it won’t be able to deliver the exact results and the guests will be left disappointed.
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.

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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?

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