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Interlink introduces new second generation panoramic towers to growing range of attractions. Manufacturer also announces new Log Flume for US client in 2012

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The France/UK based water ride specialist Interlink has announced that it is to add a range of second generation, fixed or transportable panoramic towers to its existing product portfolio.

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Best known for the manufacture of log flumes, super flumes, rapid river rides, shoot-the-chute and other water based attractions, Interlink’s knowledge and expertise also covers numerous other types of ride based attractions and the addition of the towers to its own manufacturing base adds yet further to what the company is able to offer its clients.

The second generation towers can have either a fixed concrete base or a steel base frame to avoid the need for concrete foundations, thus enabling the structures to be easily dismantled and transported if required. They will feature double-storey rider capsules which will provide the unique opportunity for guests to be seated in the 60-seat top level  while also allowing access to a glass floored lower level ‘Skywalk’ for those looking to add more excitement to the experience.

“We’ve enjoyed many years of success with our range of water rides, ” commented Interlink Managing Director John Hudd, “and wanted to add something else to our product range that we knew would be popular but which would also offer operators something slightly different. The panoramic towers we now have available can have either concrete foundations associated with such structures and are fully transportable, so offer a brand new type of tower based attraction which can be installed almost anywhere and moved very easily if required.

“The double level passenger capsule is also unique and offers the chance of a more familiar, seated experience as well as a glass-floored ‘Skywalk’ for those looking for more of a thrill. It really is an excellent, stand-alone attraction with universal appeal and I’m sure will be a great success.”

New two-lift Log Flume heading for the US

In addition to the announcement of the new panoramic towers, Interlink has also revealed that it is to commence the installation of a two-lift log flume at a pier in the southern United States at the end of 2011, in a turnkey project that will see the new ride opening in the spring of 2012 (details of the venue will be revealed at a later date). It will be approximately 280m in length and will feature 6m and 12m drops. Riders will travel in one of seven, five-seater boats.

This latest project comes on the back of the completion of several installations during 2011, in Europe, Scandinavia and Asia, along with the introduction during the year of a new mini flume ride, especially developed for the three to eight year old age group.

As well as various models and sizes of log flume and the new mini flume, Interlink’s range of water rides includes the rapid river, Water Battle, Spin Boat and kiddy and junior flumes, all of which allow the company to cater to different customer requirements and a wide range of age groups. The new panoramic towers add yet further to the company’s growing product range.

About Interlink

The Interlink Group was founded in 1982 by John Hudd with the specific purpose of designing and manufacturing a range of high quality, affordable, water based attractions for installation in theme, amusement and water parks. With offices in France and the UK, all design and manufacturing work is carried out in-house and the company has developed a variety of water rides to suit a wide range of requirements. Interlink also offers ‘dry’ rides, from scenic trains to thrilling roller coasters, and carries out all aspects of ride design and installation. Interlink has been involved in numerous projects around the world since it was founded and continues to be a leading supplier to a wide range of venues.

For more information contact Interlink at commercial@interlink-lg.com or visit the Interlink website www.interlink-lg.com

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