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WhiteWater announced a number of new industry partnerships at IAAPA Attractions Expo, picked up four Brass Ring Awards and donated a significant amount to Give Kids The World.

New projects and partnerships

During a press conference on its booth at IAAPA, which was sporting the company’s new look, WhiteWater highlighted some of its showpiece projects of the past year. These included OCT’s Playa Maya Waterpark in Wuhan (China), Laguna Waterpark at Le Mer in Dubai and a new attraction at Aquatica by SeaWorld Orlando.

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As the scope of its services continues to expand, Whitewater has made several new partnerships, including a deal with award-winning aquatics flooring company Life F. Through an agreement with wiegand.maelzer, it will manufacture the SlideWheel. With VR Coaster, WhiteWater plans to create some futuristic virtual reality waterslide experiences. And with technology partner Holovis it will develop a number of “transformative projects”. The company is also partnering with Cirque du Soleil to create a unique new water entertainment concept.

Award-winning new products

During IAAPA, WhiteWater also picked up Brass Ring Awards for three new products and Best Large Booth.

The Orbiter – pictured below – is a new waterslide inspired by roller coasters. A super-sized take on the AquaLoop, it upgrades the experience by making it a raft ride. As such, either four or six people can ride together, rather than sliding solo.

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The FusionFortress won Best New Product in the Water Park Ride/Attraction category. This huge interactive play structure, packed with slides and other features, is almost a mini waterpark in its own right.

Finally, winner of Best New Product for Technology Applied to Amusements, was WhiteWater’s Vantage platform. This delivers insights to optimise a venue’s operations performance and guest experience.

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All for a good cause

WhiteWater also hosted a party during IAAPA. The Tuesday night (November 13) gathering at Pointe Orlando raised $2,465 from donations on the door. That money has been given to Give Kids the World, whose 84-acre resort in Kissimmee continues to provide vacations for children with critical illnesses.

Images courtesy of WhiteWater. More details on all the projects/products announced at IAAPA Attractions Expo can be found here.

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Owen Ralph

Owen Ralph

As a Lead Features Writer for blooloop, Owen brings with him two decades of experience covering the amusement and attractions industry for trade publications, including World’s Fair, Coinslot International, Kirmes & Park Revue and Park World, where he spent 15 years as Editor. He is currently a member of the IAAPA EMEA Education Subcommittee.

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