Theme park ride specialist Interlink has been contracted to play a key role in the development of a brand new resort attraction in Nigeria which, among other responsibilities, will see the company procuring 27 amusement rides of various descriptions for the project.
The new Delta Leisure Resorts will be one of the most spectacular theme parks and prestigious leisure destinations in the southern hemisphere and the first of its kind in West Africa.
The theme park will be situated at Oleri, Udu LG, Warri City, Delta State, and the wildlife park at Ogwashi-Uku, Asaba, capital of Delta State, Nigeria.
Interlink is involved in the development of three of the theme park zones and, in addition to bringing in a host of children’s, family and thrill rides from other manufacturers and suppliers, the company will also be providing a brand new Super Flume ride and Panoramic Tower from its own product portfolio.
“As well as supplying two of our own rides for the project, ” explained Interlink Managing Director John Hudd, “we will also be acting as consultants on the project and have been contracted to source all the theme park rides, along with being responsible for the breakdown of these in the case of used rides, shipping, build-up, ride operator training and ride maintenance.
“It’s clearly a major task but our past experience and our knowledge of the market will enable us to provide Delta Leisure Resorts with an excellent range of high quality rides and attractions which will be key elements in the overall offering of the venue and which will ultimately be vital to its success.”
The contract between Interlink and Delta Leisure Resorts was officially signed at IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, in November when Princess Abiodun Oyefusi, Managing Director of the project, visited the event to conclude contracts with several suppliers.
The Delta Leisure Resorts master plan is a mixed-use development consisting of a theme park, based upon international themes arranged around a retail hub, two hotel complexes with associated residential villages, multiplex cinema, casino and sports complex, creating a range of experiences for visitors of all ages.
Image: Pictured at the contract signing between Delta Leisure Resorts and Interlink are (from left) Kevin Howe, Oceans Designs Ltd., Princess Abiodun Oyefusi, Managing Director of Delta Leisure Resorts, and Interlink’s Mike Anderson and John Hudd.