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Waterparks: French and Swedish parks choose Interlink water rides


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Interlink, the France / UK based water ride specialist, has announced two new projects for opening in 2011.

The two new rides are a mini flume for Euro Park in Vias Plage, southern France, where Interlink has already installed a Rapid River and a major Log Flume, and a Log Flume for Daftö Resort at Strömstad, Sweden.

The mini flume at Euro Park is a new addition to the Interlink range of rides and has been specially developed to cater for the youngest end of the market, the 3 to 8 year old age range. It will cover an area of just 15m by 7m and will feature a station length of 5m and a single lift and drop of 2m in height. Water speed will be approximately 0.4m/sec and six boats will be used, each seating three passengers. Capacity will be 650 riders per hour and the example at Euro Park will have an Indian theme.

“We already offer kiddy and junior flumes, as well as standard and super flumes but nothing in this line for the youngest children, ” explained Interlink Managing Director John Hudd. “The example at Euro Park will be the first we have built and will be a custom design featuring a 2m drop and a very slow water flow. It allows us to bring our knowledge and expertise of building larger flume rides to the smaller end of the market while at the same time adding an attraction to our portfolio which we think will be of interest to many other venues too.”

The Daftö Resort Log Flume will be a two lift standard flume ride and is set for delivery in mid-May. With a length of approximately 215m, the ride will feature a 9m long station section and two lifts of 4m and 7m in height. Maximum water speed will be 1.5m/sec and five boats will be used, each seating five passengers. Hourly capacity will be approximately 500 riders.

“The most challenging aspect of this project was the required delivery time from when the client placed the order, ” noted Hudd. “The order was received at the end of January for delivery by mid-May, but we were pleased to be able to offer this rapid delivery schedule and at a competitive price. We’ve worked a lot in Scandinavia in the past, particularly in Denmark and Norway, and I’m sure this also helped us win this latest contract.”

Interlink has supplied water attractions to a wide variety of venues during the past three decades and offers a number of rides in its product range. Among these are the Super Flume, Log Flume, Rapid River, Water Battle and Spin Boat rides, along with the new mini flume, which allow the company to cater to different customer requirements and a wide range of age groups.

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.

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