Saturday, November 24, 2012

Polin Supplying New Water Park in Thailand

Santorini Water Fantasy, a new water park opening in Thailand that is being build adjacent to the Santorini Amusement Park, is being supplied entirely by Polin, the company has announced.

"Santorini Water Fantasy will open next spring as an exciting new aquatics addition to Santorini Park, an amusement park adjacent to the Cha-Am Premium Outlet Mall.  Located in the southern part of the Phetchaburi Province in central Thailand, the new waterpark, as well as the existing amusement park and retail center, is the brainchild of Supoj Tantichirasakul, chairman of Pena House Public Co. Ltd. and its subsidiary."
"Santorini Park Cha-Am's concept has been well-considered," Tantichirasakul says. "The product, location, atmosphere, thrill rides and everything that we selected were of the highest quality, as well as being appealing. It should be looked at as a long-term project." 

The water park will sit on about 4 acres and will require an investment of US $3.25 million. The existing park sits on about 8 acres of an existing 23.7 acres available. The group plans to add another 8 acres adjacent to the site and also build a three-star, low-rise resort with about 150 rooms. The project is expected to be completed next year.

The existing amusement park is themed after the Greek island of Santorini. More than US $1.62 million was invested in the site's architecture, sculptures and dancing fountains. It already draws as many as 10,000 visitors on its busiest weekend days. The majority of guests are from Bangkok; about 10-20 percent are tourists. The park consists of five main zones: a park, village, rest area, event area and Sunday Art Market.

The slides for new the new water park are being provided by Polin, and show off many of the styles of attractions that the company is capable of producing.  Included rides are:

King Cobra - Featuring bold red, black and white scales, the ride's imposing veneer extends along its massive 50-foot height and 260-foot length. The slide features fog, sound, lights and a unique configuration that enables two riders to race along a circular path of twists, turns and surprises. Riders reach speeds of up to 32 mph via water pressure of 3,875 gallons per minute through open and closed tubes. The ride ends just after they endure a heart-pounding plunge of nearly 25 feet down a 50-degree slope.

Looping Rocket - This high-adrenaline ride offers one of the highest drops riders can experience.  The ride features Polin's exclusive "Magic Shine" technology in translucent colors.

Space Shuttle - This waterslide features an innovative design configuration, form and ride path. Fully open, fully enclosed and half-closed versions are available. Configuration options include exit via a pool or a run-out.

Windigo - Riders on mats begin this attraction within enclosed slides that transform into high-speed multi-racer lanes. It offers the flexibility of including "Kamikaze" or "Freefall" options, and its high-capacity capability will keep lines moving. 
Other rides being installed by Polin include a Freefall, Aquatube, Rafting Slide, Black Hole, Kids Freefall, Space Hole, Kids Octopus Slide, Mini Pirate Slide, Turtle Slide, Rabbit Slide, Mini Rainbow Slide, Giraffe Shower, Mushroom, Aquatower Type 600, Frog Slide, Baby Octopus Slide.