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PGAV-Designed Thunder Falls Attraction Opens at Everland Resort, Korea

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Thunder Falls is one of the latest PGAV Destinations-designed attractions to open at the Gyeonggi-do Province, Korea-based Everland Resort.

Located in Magic Land, Thunder Falls replaces the site’s previous flume ride with a dynamic, higher-capacity attraction featuring a signature turntable and backwards drop.

The rafting adventure showcases a reversing room, where riders enter backwards and shoot out facing forwards. This ride features a single tower where all of the ride’s lifts and drops converge, smartly using the hilly terrain.

The flume itself was designed by Whitewater / Hopkins Rides, culminating in four new achievements for Everland: Korea’s first Back Drop, highest height of descent, longest waterway, and largest falling angle for a flume ride.

“It’s been a wonderful experience to work with the Everland team in creating this great new attraction, ” said Jeff Havlik, VP at PGAV Destinations and lead design consultant. “We look forward to a great, continued partnership as we develop new attractions for millions of guests at the Everland Resort.”

PGAV Destinations is a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations. Now in its fifth decade, the practice has evolved to become the ideal destination-consulting partner, skilled at developing growth-oriented master plans and translating those plans into successful projects. No other firm offers such an integrated approach to destination planning.

PGAV’s key clients include industry leaders such as Delaware North Companies, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, the Biltmore Companies, Bass Pro Shops, Ameristar Casinos, Universal Studios, The Gettysburg Foundation, the Saint Louis Zoo, and many others. Recent assignments include planning and design at many of the world’s “must see” destinations, including the Grand Canyon, Biltmore Estate, Space Shuttle Atlantis, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, the Georgia Aquarium, the Hoover Dam, and SeaWorld Adventure Parks.

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