|Photos courtesy Polin|
(Istanbul, Turkey), (18 August 2011) – Dream Island Indoor Waterpark opens in Kiev, Ukraine. Located on the third floor of Dream Town Shopping Mall in the Kiev (Kyiv), Dream Island is located between two metro stations, Minskaya and Geroyev Dnepra. It opened on July 15th, 2011.
Dream Island covers about 25,000 square meters and has a capacity for about 3,500 people. It was themed to transport guests to a prehistoric “Lost World” of Jurassic animals and wild plants.
Riders have the choice of 14 waterslides, 5 themed pools and 9 types of saunas. The park holds parties during the weekends and visitors always have many activities to choose from. There are also many attractions for the kids including an interactive water play area, an aqua tower, a fish aquarium, water slides and other attractions. The waterslides and all water play attractions were completely developed, designed and supplied by Polin Waterparks and the park is open year-round and seven days a week.
Sila Gokalp, Architect, Polin said, “We faced some design challenges in the creation of the park. Due to the existing rectangular shape of the building, all the waterslides had to start above the building and enter through the roof. The new waterslides were then designed using the existent building supports but in the end everyone was happy!” Hakan Koseoglu from Polin adds: “In addition to all, all the slides at the park are RTM (Resin Transfer molding) manufactured. These slides offer more since they add value to the general appearance of the park with its smooth and perfectly shiny finish on both sides and its newly designed forms. It is especially more important if it is an indoor waterpark!”
Dream Island contains a wide range of water slides, all designed by Polin: Body Slide, Multi Slide, Freefall, Black Hole, Flying Boats, Rafting Slide, Space Boat, Turbolance, Aquatube, Space Hole, Tunnel Freefall,, Wide Slide, Octopus Slide, Aquatower Type-310, Obstacle Track, & Iceberg.
Turbolance riders experience a steep drop down and then an uphill climb, then reverse over a bump and end in a splash pool. Space Hole is a fast ride that uses centrifugal force. Body Slide is a versatile, smooth open slide. Multislide offers a waterslide path of six lanes. The Black Hole, one of Polin’s most popular, is a large, enclosed tube. Flying Boats is a rollercoaster-style ride where riders go uphill on jetted water. The Tunnel FreeFall is a drop slide.
POLIN was founded in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1976 and has become one of the leading companies in the design, manufacturing and installation of waterparks and waterslides. Every aspect of the project including planning, engineering, manufacturing and installation is undertaken in house by Polin. Polin has been a pioneer in the advancement and application of the Light RTM process in waterslide manufacturing. Since 2006, Polin has converted to Light RTM on over 90 per cent of its annual fiberglass production. Polin also offers its unique Natural Light Effect technology and Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and offers translucent RTM waterslides.
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