WhiteWater's Geoff Chutter (centre) accepts WWA Leading Edge Award for AquaCourse at Alabama's Splash. Shown left: Glenn Davidson, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and WWA Chair; shown right: Jim Basala, Deep River Waterpark and WWA Vice Chair.
WhiteWater was the big winner receiving a record three WWA Leading Edge Awards! WhiteWater was awarded these three 'aces' for its contributions in creating industry innovation and leadership. The fourth 'ace' came when the return of Wet 'n Wild to Las Vegas was announced; WhiteWater is proud to be Village Roadshow's manufacturer of choice for this exciting project.
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The first Leading Edge Award was for the world's first AquaCourseTM, an aquatic ropes course at Alabama's Splash Adventure Waterpark. When asked why the AquaCourseTM was chosen, Kent Lemasters, President of AmusementAquatic Management Group, Inc., said, "We were looking for an attraction that was unique, rather than just a ride. We wanted a participatory attraction with lots of interaction that would keep people occupied... AquaCourseTM quickly became the number one attraction in the park."
WhiteWater received two additional awards for its contribution to Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. The awards are for the master planning and the development of "Pearlmasters" and "Slither's Slides", as well as for "Bubble's Barrel", the world's largest sheet wave ride. WhiteWater provided the original concept and was chosen to supply 12 of the 14 complexes at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, including the world's first RattlerTM and SplashQuestTM, an interactive game adventure.
Chutter with Village Roadshow's Tim Fisher (centre right), tennis star and investor Andre Agassi (centre left) and WhiteWater's Ray Dubois (left) at the announcement of Wet 'n Wild Las Vegas' return.
"Thank-you to the WWA Board of Directors; we are delighted to be recognized," says Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater's President & CEO. "These awards further reinforce the breadth of our designs and products as The ORIGINAL Waterpark & Attractions Company."
The $50 million Wet 'n Wild Las Vegas' waterpark officially opens Memorial Day 2013 and has a number of well-known investors including tennis star, Andre Agassi. It will feature the perfect combination of attractions for this hot, desert climate, catering to both Las Vegas' locals, as well as its tourists.
Some of the highlights of Wet 'n Wild Las Vegas' 25 attractions include the spine-tingling ConstrictorTM, an AquaPlay RainFortressTM, Family Waves, Thrill slide complex and many other WhiteWater ORIGINAL innovations!
For more information on how WhiteWater, The ORIGINAL Waterpark & Attractions Company, brings the fun, please visit www.whitewaterwest.com.
WhiteWater brings the fun as The ORIGINAL Waterpark & Attractions Company in two splashy ways; the first is just that - being first. In 1980, WhiteWater dove in feet-first; growing from a successful waterpark operation into a thriving designer and manufacturer of waterpark attractions, we've been making waves ever since.
But ORIGINAL is also about being seriously fun and innovative! It's about thinking outside-the-pool; taking time to play, creating the newest, coolest attractions; not being afraid to be different and to take risks; and most of all, supplying the most memorable, WOW-that-made-my-day experiences in the world!