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Waterparks & Amusement Rides: WhiteWater Acquires Hopkins Rides



WhiteWater has announced that  water-based ride manufacturer Hopkins Rides (formerly O.D. Hopkins) has become part of the WhiteWater group of companies. Hopkins Rides operate as usual under the same name and produce its legendary amusement park rides and attractions including the Log Flume Ride, Super Flume and  River Raft Ride.

"Having Hopkins Rides on board advances our mission to bring to market the most exciting and diverse aquatic amusement park attractions portfolio in the world. We are positioned for and looking forward to a strong year ahead in this segment of the industry, " said Teri Ruffley, Managing Director of WhiteWater’s amusement ride division.

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"We’re ecstatic to be part of WhiteWater, " said Jim Glover, who Director of Sales for Hopkins Rides. "We also believe Hopkins’ rides will offer high capacity additions to world-class waterparks."

"Our vision is to bring in originals like Hopkins Rides to reinforce what WhiteWater does best – top-notch attractions", added Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater President & CEO. "And stay tuned… because we have many more originals coming down the line."

Established in 1979, Hopkins Rides has continued to deliver top class water-based rides for the amusement park and waterpark industry. Hopkins Rides is located in Palm City, Florida and joins WhiteWater as its 19th global office.

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