Thursday, August 1, 2013

WhiteWater Supplying Huge Slide Tower to Atlantis The Palm

Set to open this August is a massive new waterslide tower complex at Atlantis The Palm, located in Dubai.  Known as The Tower of Poseidon, the structure was provided by WhiteWater and contains a total of six different slides "overflowing with features not seen anywhere else in the world."

The themed tower stands an impressive 131 feet tall at its maximum height.  It features the world's "largest" waterslide in terms of diameter, one of the company's Anaconda slides that is an amazing 30 feet in diameter.  Running directly through that massive flume are two AquaTube slides - the slide within a slide feature allows riders on both to interact with one another. 

Also from the tower - and original to the Middle East - is a Family Boomerango slide and two "dueling" AquaLoops.  While not a water attraction, the complex is also the starting point for the world's first zipline that is incorporated into a waterslide tower.  The two lane, two way zip lines use three towers over the course of the journey.

“We are thrilled with the opportunity to work with Atlantis, The Palm, and proud to have created innovative attractions which offer thrilling and unique experiences to their guests,” commented Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater president & CEO.  “We can’t wait to see the smiles all around, once the expansion opens,” he said.

The addition is in Atlantis The Palm's Aquaventure Waterpark, which already has four Master Blaster water coasters and the Leap of Faith waterslide which drops directly through a live shark tank - among many other attractions.