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Polin USA’s raft slides a big draw for high-spending Generation X

polin family raft slides appeal to generation x

A leader in waterparks solutions, Polin USA, is advising operators to get the right attractions in place ahead of America’s annual vacation.

Those considering expansion should ensure they appeal to the country’s highest spending cohort, Generation X.

According to Polin USA, the American ‘annual vacation’ is more important than ever. Last year, Americans spent over $100 billion on summer vacations, an increase of 12.5% on 2016. This figure is expected to rise over the next five years.

The boom is being driven by Generation X and their families who reportedly spend, on average, twice as much as Millennials and almost 30% more than Baby Boomers.

Polin USA’s iconic raft slides are popular with this work hard, play hard market segment, because they encourage quality family time.

generation x family on polin raft slide

High capacity raft slides dispatch 880 riders per hour

A bonus for operators and riders alike is the raft slide’s high capacity, dispatching up to 880 riders per hour. This means that guests spend less time waiting and more time having fun. What’s more, the slides have been designed to fit smoothly into existing sites and mechanical systems for a plug and play installation.

Founded in Istanbul in 1976, Polin has evolved into a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides and water-play attractions. The award-winning company has a strong tradition of R&D and innovation, continually seeking to create ground-breaking products.

Polin has completed over 3,000 waterpark projects in 105 countries around the globe and is currently the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia.

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Charles Read

Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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