Friday, December 1, 2023

Island H20 Live! receives Leading Edge Award from World Waterpark Association

On October 8th, Island H2O Live!, Central Florida’s newest and most immersive water park made a splash as the attraction was honored at the 39th annual World Waterpark Association (WWA) Symposium & Trade Show awards ceremony with the Leading Edge Award. The prestigious industry award recognizes excellence in leadership, safety, innovation and training, honoring leaders within the water leisure industry. Island H2O Live! received the award for its creativity in the development of new themes, facilities, programs, services and operational concepts in the water attractions industry. The award also highlights new concepts, products or services to the benefit of park members, their customers and the water attractions industry.

“Island H2O Live! is an innovative and immersive water park experience that the whole family can enjoy,” said Art Falcone, co-founder and managing principal of Encore Capital Management. “Guests may customize their experience, capture moments and memories through interactive technology, and easily share their experience through social media.”

Island H2O Live! strives to be at the forefront of entertainment in Central Florida with cutting edge and innovative offerings, including the launch of the first Vegas-style pool party, hosting concerts and events, as well as booking the hottest DJ’s. Visit to purchase tickets to the water park and stay up to date on the latest happenings.

“We are thrilled that Island H2O Live! is this year’s Leading Edge Award winner. Opening this new attraction has been a such an amazing achievement for our entire team and we are honored to have been recognized by the World Waterpark Association,” said Jim Kunau, general manager for Island H2O Live! “We know that this water park is a truly unique experience and will continue to amaze our guests every day.”

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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