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Dream Island, new Jurassic-themed indoor waterpark in Ukraine outfitted with Polin water features

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. 

About POLIN 
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.

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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