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Grand unveiling of Calypso Waterpark Summit Tower and its 10 new waterslides

Limoges, Canada – On June 28 2011 Calypso waterparklaunched its new attraction, the Summit Tower. Featuring 10 new waterslides, each more impressive than the next, and a total height of 10 storeys, the new Summit Tower is the tallest free-standing waterslide tower in North America. 


After only a year of operation, the company invested $5 million in this spectacular new attraction. “The addition of this new aquatic complex is our answer to the tremendous success we had during the 2010 summer season, explains Guy Drouin, Calypso’s president and CEO. Summit Tower features 10 new waterslides in a single tower; it’s practically a whole other waterpark in itself.”

Summit Tower features 10 waterslides that offer something for the entire family:

The Accelerators, first of their kind, consist in four 90-feet (28 metres) tall high-speed slides, two of which include toboggan boats with four person and two with double inner tubes.

Designed for thrill seekers, the AquaLoops, a Canadian exclusivity,are two slides where adrenaline and centrifugal force are combine to give swimmers an unforgettable experience. The ride starts in an enclosed cabin with a trap door. At the signal, the floor suddenly opens and swimmers are “dropped in a vertical freefall” at a height of 55 feet (17 metres), then follow a roller coaster-like ride with a 2.5 G loop.

The Family Twisters, four coiled waterslides with translucent and closed-off sections at a height of 30 feet (9 meters). Families will love sliding down the AquaSnake, Pigtail, Mellow Yellow and Twist & Shout.

Calypso VIP Experience
A new VIP Zone featuring 15 luxurious private cabanas has also been added for the summer season. Visitors will have a blast with their family, colleagues or friends in these cabanas, which come equipped with lounge chairs, a sound system, a refrigerator and much more. Rental fees are set at $99 per day. The VIP Zone also features a terrace bar open to everyone, with attentive, personalized care given to VIPs.
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About “Canada’s biggest theme waterpark”
Calypso offers an aquatic section covering over 100 acres and including over 35 waterslides, 100 water games, the country’s largest wave pool and all heated pools. These attractions, which include Jungle Run River, Pirate’s Aquaplay and Zoo Lagoon for kids, are each more impressive than the next and feature the latest in cutting-edge technology. Officially opened in summer 2010 following a $45 million investment, this waterpark has had a remarkable freshman year. Furthermore, Calypso won the 2011 award for New company of year as part of the Ottawa Tourism Award. Calypso Theme Waterpark is located east of Ottawa off Highway 417 and 75 minutes from Montreal. Visit calypsopark.com.

Judith Rubin
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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