Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Liseberg to open Oceana indoor waterpark featuring world’s highest Master Blaster in 2024

After years of planning, the construction can now start on Liseberg’s year-round, indoor waterpark. The waterpark, named Oceana, is the second part of Liseberg’s expansion project, marking the park’s centennial in 2023. With unique themes and 14 water attractions, the experience will be unlike anything else on the north European market.

Last year construction started on the first part of Liseberg’s expansion project, the park-integrated Liseberg Grand Curiosa Hotel. Now construction of the second part will begin – the indoor waterpark Oceana. The building of the hotel and waterpark is an important step on Liseberg’s journey towards becoming a year-round destination.

The waterpark will, like the hotel, have a unique theme, inspired by Gothenburg’s history and the Swedish East India Company, combined with Liseberg’s own unique DNA. With a gross area of 13,600 m² indoors, and 4,000 m² outdoors, guests will be able to enjoy everything from toddler pools to thrilling water rides. The park has been designed by one of Sweden’s leading architects, Wingårdhs, and the water attractions will be designed and manufactured by WhiteWater.

“In addition to a highly themed environment, the park offers a lot of new features – and not just for the Swedish market. These includes the first six-person raft rides in Europe, and the highest mega-drop Master Blaster in the world,” says Thomas Sjöstrand, CPO of Liseberg’s Expansion Project.

The construction of Oceana will take approximately three years and represents an investment of 110 million Euros. With a capacity up to 1750 guests simultaneously, Oceana will be one of the largest waterparks in northern Europe.

“We live in highly uncertain times, but both Liseberg – and our industry – will get through the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Liseberg expansion project does not just represent an investment to counter this crisis – but an investment in Liseberg’s next centennial.” – says Andreas Veilstrup Andersen, CEO of the Liseberg Group.

The construction of Oceana, which will open Q1 2024, will include the first two phases of the waterpark. The park will be continuously expanded with new attractions and experiences in the years following its opening.

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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