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Calypso Theme Waterpark adding 10 new waterslides for 2011

Limoges, Canada – Calypso Theme Waterpark announced that its guests will get to enjoy a brand new aquatic complex featuring 10 new waterslides for the 2011 summer season.

The construction of this major aquatic complex, representing a $5 million investment, will further increase the hosting capacity of what is said to be “Canada’s Biggest Theme Waterpark,” with what Calypso claims will be North America’s tallest free-standing waterslide tower, with a total height of 90 feet. It will enable guests to try out three new types of waterslides, each offering a unique experience.

“The addition of this new aquatic complex stems from the tremendous success we’ve had this past year, explains Guy Drouin, President and General Manager of Calypso Theme Waterpark. In fact, we’ve exceeded our objectives by over 25% for the 2010 summer season. This major project is practically a whole other waterpark. It’s that huge!”

At the top of the 90-foot (28-meter) tower will be four distinct high-speed waterslides: two will be accessible using toboggan boats, each seating four people single-file, while the two others will feature double tubes. About halfway up the tower, at 55 feet (17 meters), guests will be able to access two AquaLoop slides, where adrenaline and centrifugal force will offer an exhilarating experience to all guests. Lastly, four coiled slides designed for the whole family, featuring translucent and closed-off sections, will be accessible at 30 feet (9 meters).

Calypso expects to please thrill-seekers with the Aqualoop waterslides, exclusive to the park. Bathers will start off in a closed-off section featuring a drop floor. At the signal, the floor will open, “launching them into a vertical drop”, before continuing on a roller coaster-like trajectory that includes a 2.5G loop.

Calypso’s guest facilities include an aquatic section spanning over 100 acres and boasting the country’s biggest wave pool, the breathtaking Jungle Run River, the Pirate’s Aquaplay, the Zoo Lagoon for children six and under, as well as numerous modern waterslides. The Calypso Theme Waterpark is located 20 minutes from Ottawa and 75 minutes from Montreal.

Images and video provided by Calypso Waterpark.

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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