One of America’s most beloved zoos, the Audubon Zoo, in New Orleans, welcomes WhiteWater’s first North American zoo installation. A new wild and wet splash park, the “Cool Zoo” comes to life with WhiteWater’s award-winning AquaPlayTM multi-level interactive structure, adding a refreshing new element to the popular zoo.
And what’s a New Orleans zoo without a gator? WhiteWater’s designers have created a custom 360-degree themed focal point on its AP550 structure to mimic Spot, the zoo’s rare white alligator. However, this AquaPlayTM gator doubles Spot in size; it’s a whopping 8.5 meters (28 feet) tall and 10.1 meters (33 feet) long! One-of-a-kind, this gigantic gator chomps down on a tipping bucket, drenching kids of all ages with tons of not-so-swampy water. What’s more, its tail doubles as a fun, waterslide engaging kids in the overall experience.
This patented AquaPlayTM AP550 provides hours of splashing entertainment with an additional 60 features including interactive tipping cones, jets, spray nozzles, valves, water guns, as well as waterslides, pull ropes and a climbing net! Not only that, sensational sound effects with programmable timing have been added to the Cool Zoo’s AquaPlayTM structure, another first for WhiteWater.
“We’ve been chomping with anticipation – pun intended – to announce this AquaPlay installation, ” Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater’s CEO quips. “WhiteWater is proud to assist the Audubon Zoo in its dedication to nature; we had a great time designing and constructing Spot’s oversized AquaPlay twin”.
About WhiteWater West, The Waterpark Company
Established in 1980, WhiteWater has over 450 employees and is a vertically integrated supplier of the most successful waterpark attractions in the world. Specializing in waterslides, AquaPlay multi-level interactive play structures, wave-generating equipment and Prime Play soft modular play systems and family adventure parks, our award winning products and industry leading technology are at more than 4, 000 projects worldwide. Our depth of expertise includes park planning, engineering, manufacturing and installation. Markets include indoor and outdoor waterparks, hotels and resorts, amusement and theme parks and municipal aquatic facilities.