Wednesday, October 5, 2022


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, 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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