Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Freezing Desert Oasis

I had never heard of Ice Land Water Park until today. Located in the UAE (think middle east), not too far north of Dubai, the water park bears a winter wonderland theme - ironic since it's located in the middle of a desert.

Comparisons to Disney's Blizzard Beach water park are natural, but not everything the two share is the same. The inspiration may be the same, but the final product is quite different. Ice Land isn't open yet, but it's newness means it's filled with current generation water slides and attractions. Take for instance the Tornado type slide built onto the side of a glacier field.

The cabanas look like igloos, and even the beach umbrellas have a distinct snowball look to them. The Theme Park Guy recently took a flight over the park and posted his photos on his site. Be sure to check those out here. Be sure to check out the army of Penguins they have ready to spread throughout the property! Too funny.