Global waterparks and waterslides company, Polin Waterparks, is overseeing the creation of the largest indoor waterpark in Russia.
The complex in Tyumen, Siberia, which will also include a hotel and mineral spring baths, is expected to attract a million visitors a year.
The region’s winters are bitterly cold, with an average temperature in January of just -16.7 °C. With summer temperatures also relatively cool, the new waterpark is expected to draw visitors from Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Yekaterinburg and Northern Okurgov when it opens next April.
"Being an all-season facility gives it an edge over other entertainment options, " comments Selim Doguoglu, head of Polin’s Russian office. "Families can enjoy it year-round. There are not a lot of entertainment offerings that accommodate the wide range of ages that families include, from toddlers to seniors.”
Polin will be installing over ten waterslides in the 10, 000m² facility, including:
- Turbolance Slide. Tyumen will be the first all-season facility in the country to feature this extreme slide. Two-person rafts shoot through a series of steep drops and curves and are propelled uphill on a wide, sweeping, vertical slope. Hurtling over the edge, gravity safely pulls them backward in a reverse ride.
- Windigo. Riders enter alongside one another in enclosed tubes that spread out to create geometrical curving patterns high above the ground. Each slide curls around, parallel with the others, with from two to four on each side. Eventually, the tubes converge to create a series of side-by-side, high-speed multi-racer lanes.
- Magic Hole. This enclosed ride pushes guests from side to side as they are launched through wide curves. Rafts of various sizes speed through the circular path before exiting into a splash pool.
Polin has been active in the region for several years, creating the Megacentre Gorizont Aquapark in Rostov-on-Don, the Gorki Indoor Waterpark just outside Ryazan and the H20 Waterpark among many others.
"Polin is a recognised leader for its innovative and smartly engineered aquatic attractions, " says Doguoglu. "We have high expectations for Tyumen's long-term success."