Jack Rouse Associates (JRA), creators of world-class guest experiences, has announced the opening of the first phase of Rixos Hotels’ 639, 000sqm Land of Legends Theme Park in Turkey.
Land of Aqua features an aquarium, a dolphinarium, a 5D cinema, a glass-walled restaurant and over 72 aquatic slides and attractions provided by Polin Waterparks.
JRA developed specialised zones for the 280, 000m² waterpark and oversaw its master planning, concept and schematic design.
Among its many water attractions, the park is home to a number of ‘firsts’ for the region including “The Magicone” funnel slide and a “SurfStream®” standing wave machine from American Wave Machine. Other highlights include kids’ attractions, a lazy-crazy river and a ladies-only area.
“Our client group was always gracious and hospitable, but more importantly, they became friends to all of us here at JRA, ” reports Randy Smith, JRA Senior Project Director. “It is extremely satisfying to see a project come to fruition, open with vitality, and operate smoothly. We are proud to have played such an integral part from the beginning.”
The USD1 billion Land of Legends resort is located between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Themed on Roman and Greek mythology, the development includes a shopping boulevard, a five-star hotel, a wildlife park and a 111 metre-high viewing terrace.
According to Dr. Kubilay Alpdogan, Director of Sales and Design at Polin Waterparks, the project is the pinnacle of Polin’s achievements this year: “No other waterpark has been built to rival Land of Legends — at least not in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region of the world. It’s truly a new opportunity for families to enjoy time together.”
JRA delivers design and project management services for attractions across the globe. Past projects include Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London, Ocean Park Hong Kong, LEGOLAND Windsor, LEGOLAND California, Universal Orlando and Six Flags Parks. Currently the company is providing its expertise to the Crystal Lagoon Water Theme Park, the National Comedy Center, Space Center Houston, and Science Centre Singapore.
Images kind courtesy JRA and Polin.