Wednesday, December 6, 2023


LA QUINTA, Calif. USA – SplashTacular, the largest US-based waterslide manufacturer, has been selected to provide Shark Reef Water Park with waterslide attractions that incorporate the recently announced SplashTacular Enhancements™ line of products, including the SplashChallenge™, HydroStyling™ and HydroLighting™ systems.

Located in Kennewick, Washington, Shark Reef Water Park will be a premier seasonal family park complete with year-round indoor dry attractions. Phase one will be designed and built on ten acres. The facility will include car parking that will convert into a drive-in movie theater in the evenings. The project is scheduled to open Memorial Day 2012 and is on pace for a July 2011 ground breaking.

Successful local business and project owners, Mike Hillman and Dave Schlotthauer, have always been kids at heart and wanted to bring more family-oriented activities to their community. “Many people in other areas of the country have questioned us regarding an outdoor waterpark in Washington State,” said Hillman. “What they often don’t realize is that we are perfectly located on the desert side of the state with an ideal dry climate that typically enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year.”

SplashTacular hosts corporate offices in California, and operations and production facilities in both Kansas and Texas.

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She reports on design and technical design, production and project management, industry trends and company culture. From 2005-2020 she ran communications and publications for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA and publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association, and has contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a BFA from Pratt Institute. She has lived in Detroit, New York, Oakland, and now Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts community.

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