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Audubon Zoo opens new splash park

Richmond, BC – One of America’s most beloved zoos, the Audubon Zoo, in New Orleans, welcomes WhiteWater’s first North American zoo installation. A new wild and wet splash park, the “Cool Zoo” comes to life with WhiteWater’s award-winning AquaPlayTM multi-level interactive structure, adding a refreshing new element to the popular zoo.
And what’s a New Orleans zoo without a gator? WhiteWater’s designers have created a custom 360-degree themed focal point on its AP550 structure to mimic Spot, the zoo’s rare white alligator. However, this AquaPlayTM gator doubles Spot in size; it’s a whopping 8.5 meters (28 feet) tall and 10.1 meters (33 feet) long! One-of-a-kind, this gigantic gator chomps down on a tipping bucket, drenching kids of all ages with tons of not-so-swampy water. What’s more, its tail doubles as a fun, waterslide engaging kids in the overall experience.
Audubon Zoo
This patented AquaPlayTM AP550 provides hours of splashing entertainment with an additional 60 features including interactive tipping cones, jets, spray nozzles, valves, water guns, as well as waterslides, pull ropes and a climbing net! Not only that, sensational sound effects with programmable timing have been added to the Cool Zoo’s AquaPlayTM structure, another first for WhiteWater.
“We’ve been chomping with anticipation – pun intended – to announce this AquaPlay installation,” Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater’s CEO quips. “WhiteWater is proud to assist the Audubon Zoo in its dedication to nature; we had a great time designing and constructing Spot’s oversized AquaPlay twin”.
For more information on WhiteWater West Industries, The Waterpark Company, and its award-winningAquaPlayTM structures, please visit www.WhiteWaterWest.com.
Martin Palicki
Martin Palicki owns and publishes InPark Magazine. Started in 2004, InPark Magazine provides owners and operators the perspective from "in"side the "park." Martin has also written for publications like Sound & Communications, Lighting & Sound America, Attractions Management and others. Martin has been featured in Time Magazine, CNN.com and Folio. Martin lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

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