Leading aquatic attractions company, WhiteWater, is providing two of its iconic slides to Sun International's Sun City Resort in South Africa.
The Boomerango and Aqualoop are star attractions in a two-phase expansion of the resort's Valley of Waves Waterpark.
WhiteWater first worked with Sun International 25 years ago when the company installed one of the world’s first WhiteWater Surf Wave pools. The Boomerango, featuring in the first phase of the project, is already open for business
Anton Steenkamp, Development Manager, Sun International said the company had chosen to re-engage with WhiteWater to deliver more thrill rides and increase the product offering at the resort:
“The Boomerango slide has been extremely well received, with clients returning to experience the ride on a frequent basis.”
(From left to right, Ahmed of Ashtec; Angel Mieites of WhiteWater; Anton Steenkamp, Development Manage at Sun International; Grant Poje of WhiteWater; Mark Hudon, Senior Supervisor at WhiteWater and Cris Donnan, Proman Site Project Manager on behalf of Sun International.)
The Aqualoop will be added in phase two and will be accessed from the same tower as the Boomerango, affording stunning views of the surrounding lush forest. Like the Boomerango, the Aqualoop is being themed to ‘disappear’ into the natural landscape, with themed stone and rope hiding the steel support structure.
“The natural slide colours combined with excellent theming result in a ride that is second to none in terms of appearance, ” comments Grant Poje, Executive Vice President EMEAR, WhiteWater. “The ride experience delivers great thrills with the trademark Boomerango sensation of weightlessness followed by big g-force.”
The Valley of Waves waterpark is open to the public as well as people staying at the resort. It is famous for its Roaring Lagoon, a 6, 500m² wave pool that uses hydraulics to generate waves of nearly 2 metres high every 90 seconds.
“The introduction of the Aqualoop will provide that additional adventure that will have guests returning even more, ” added Steenkamp.