EH STAFF – Mumbai
Atlantis, The Palm is set to revolutionise the waterpark landscape with the new expansion of Aquaventure Waterpark. The development will feature a soaring 40 metre tower – The Tower of Poseidon – packed with heart pumping rides will be unveiled in August 2013.
“Kerzner International has always been focused on innovation to create new and unique guest entertainment experiences. This upcoming expansion will be more exhilarating than anything we have unveiled before, with unbelievable new rides the likes of which have not been seen anywhere in the world,” commented Alan Leibman, CEO, Kerzner International.
This development will feature a number of world firsts, including the world’s largest diameter slide, the world’s first vertical banking family ride with a double hump at the end, and first double slide within a slide experience, allowing tube riders in one ride to watch the other ride sliders dramatically in action, suspended above them.
Cutting-edge technology will test adventure seekers to their limits, whilst those looking for shared thrills will be able to enjoy friendly competition with friends and family. The development includes two family rides which will make it possible for groups of up to six people to share the adrenalin of the ride together, as well as two rides which allow racing and competition between dare-devil friends; both the first of their kind in the Middle East.
Aquaventure will also soon be home to the longest zipline circuit in The Middle East – the world’s first known zipline circuit to be integrated into a waterpark tower. This attraction will add a new level of exhilaration as riders fly high above the waterpark and Aquaventure Beach enjoying spectacular views of Atlantis and The Palm. In addition, Aquaventure will be adding a variety of new dining experiences.
Once the new development is complete, the 17 hectare waterpark will feature two enormous waterslide towers, and over 18 million litres of fresh water to power a thrilling array of waterslides, as well as a zipline circuit providing an exhilarating sky-high experience, the longest river ride in the Middle East at 2.3 kilometres long, with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers, not to mention the 700 metres of white sand beach overlooking The Palm.
Aquaventure is the only waterpark in The Middle East where guests can enjoy animal encounters including Cownose Ray Feeding, Shark Scuba Diving or Shark Safari in a shark-infested lagoon.