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King Cobra Wins European Star Award for ‘Best Waterslide’ in Europe


Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems, one of the world’s leading companies in the design, manufacture and installation of waterparks, waterslides and water-play attractions, is pleased to announce that its King Cobra waterslide at Aqualand Frejus was awarded First Place in the category of Best Waterslide in Europe for “exceptional innovation” by Kirmes & Park Revue magazine.

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Kubilay Alpdogan, from Polin said, "We want to congratulate Aqualand for winning this award. Working together, our two companies were able to design an attraction that will attract thousands more guests every year.”

Aqualand Frejus is the first waterpark in France to have a King Cobra waterslide.

Wilfrid Lelandais, Director of Operations for Aqualand Fréjus, said, "King Cobra offers an intense riding experience that park patrons can’t get enough of. The ride has proven itself to be the No. 1 attraction for top waterparks that want to offer cutting-edge attractions to attract visitors."

King Cobra is a visually stunning ride in that offers a thrilling ride.

King Cobra’s unique configuration allows two riders to race along a circular path filled with twists, turns and surprises.  Water pressure of 3, 875 gallons (14, 668l) per minute catapults riders through open and closed tubes before they plunge nearly 25 feet (8m) down a 50-degree slope.  Along the way, riders accelerate to speeds of up to 32 mph (51 km/h). 

Manufactured by resin transfer molding (RTM), the slide is smooth and shiny on both sides designed with red, black and white scales.  The waterslide is 50 foot (15.24m) high and 260 foot (790m) in length with special effects including fog, sound and lighting.

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