Polin Waterparks have been recognised with the WWA's 2014 Leading Edge Award at the World Waterpark Associations' (WWA) Symposium & Trade Show Awards ceremony held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
The WWA's 2014 Leading Edge Award, awarded to a park and supplier who have worked together to create industry innovation and leadership, was presented to Dr. Baris Pakis, President of Polin Waterparks, and Mr. Liakat Dhanji, CEO of Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark.
Commenting on the award, Baris Pakis, President of Polin Waterparks, said, "It gives us immense pleasure in winning this prestigious award that recognizes our pioneering work in providing world class attractions in a groundbreaking collaboration with Cartoon Network Amazone. As the supplier of many award winning waterparks in the World, we are proud of to be working in conjunction with Cartoon Network Amazone's creative and innovative team and is the first waterpark to have all their waterslides themed. Though theming in waterparks is not new, the theming of the all waterslides as characters or elements of a story is something brand new."
One of the most eye catching waterslides in the waterpark is the Humungaslide, Polin's popular King Cobra waterslide which was re-themed into the character of Ultimate Humungousaur from the Ben 10 cartoon series.
All the water slides at Cartoon Network Amazone, which opened to the public on October 3rd 2014, were manufactured using Polin Waterparks’ patented Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) technology. This unique process allows the themed design to be incorporated into the fiberglass of the waterslide itself before the gel coating is applied, rather than painted on afterwards.
The result is an aesthetically and physically superior product with a better, smoother surface on both sides of the waterslide as well as a stronger, homogeneous finish. In addition there is less waste in the manufacturing process.
Pakis adds, “We studied our clients' interests and goals and worked together with them to turn this into reality. Our research showed guests wanted excitement in a waterpark. They wanted their hearts to pound. They wanted a ride to take their breath away. So together with the Cartoon Network Amazone, we created waterslides with new exhilarating drops, multiple uphill and centrifugal sliding routes, and water jets that push guests along even faster-rides with steep entries and the thrill of free falling."