World Waterpark, located in West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, has been recognized by the attractions industry as one of two top waterpark attractions of 2009.
World Waterpark was named the 2009 Must-See Waterparks runner-up, behind first-place Dollywood’s Splash Country, during the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Attractions Expo held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. The award, judged by the IAAPA Waterpark Committee which is made up of waterpark operators and managers from around the world, recognizes outstanding waterparks which provide visitors with unique and memorable experiences, top-notch guest service, operations and safety.
“This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire West Edmonton Mall team, from the staff in the park each day to those behind the scenes, ” says West Edmonton Mall Manager Stacey Claffey. “Providing our customers with a unique, over-the-top experience is always our goal when it comes to service, safety and attractions within the park.”
Opened in 1986, World Waterpark entertains more than 560, 000 guests each year. The park, which has a constant air temperature of 84 degrees Fahrenheit, is open year-round and features a 12.3 million liter wave pool and more than 17 waterslides and attractions including an interactive Children’s play area complete with a 1, 200 liter tipping bucket, and a permanent indoor bungee jump.
Over the past year, World Waterpark has expanded its offerings, hosting unique events such as a wakeboard festival and dive-in movie night. Other events are planned for the new year. In addition, management continues to research one-of-a-kind waterslides and features to enhance
all guests’ experiences.
IAAPA is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide and is dedicated to the preservations and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents more than 4, 000 member facilities from 90 countries throughout the world.
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