WhiteWater, a leading waterpark manufacturer, has announced that it has won a Brass Ring Award at this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando for its new Parallel Pursuit racing slide, in the Best New Product – Water Park Ride/Attraction.
The dueling competition ride was recognised for enhancing the visitor experience while also taking into account parks’ operational needs, with its smaller footprint and efficient power and water usage.
True side-by-side racing
The ride allows guests to enjoy true side-by-side racing from beginning to end, engaging visitors in an interactive experience that they will want to repeat. The first installation has already proved popular at Nocatee Spray Park in Florida.
Thanks to the low separating walls, riders can see and hear each other as they race through turns and straight sections, and through open and enclosed parts of the ride, all while speeding at up to 19 mph/32 kph.
The ride is available as either a mat racer or body slide, for headfirst or feet first racing. It is also highly configurable and can be paired with AquaTube segments as well as AquaLucent light effects for a more immersive experience. It has no height limitations and can fit into small footprints.
“We are honoured, once again, to be recognized by the industry,” says WhiteWater’s president and CCO, Paul Chutter. The IAAPA Brass Rings not only serve as proof of our expertise, they are a testament to the care and hard work of our product development team, our project managers, and our installers around the world.
“Our products are outstanding because they provide exciting new dimensions for the guest experience and at the same time, never lose sight of long-term operational considerations. And Parallel Pursuit demonstrates these qualities perfectly.”
Last month, the company also received three Leading Edge Awards from the World Waterpark Association, in recognition of its work on three unique projects: Studio City Water Park in Macau, China, Tsunami Surge at Hurricane Harbour Chicago in Illinois, USA and Parallel Pursuit at Nocatee Spray Park in Florida, USA.