Friday, March 1, 2024

WhiteWater Awarded IAAPA Best New Product Brass Ring Award for AquaPlay RainFortress at Columbus Zoo

Richmond, BC, Canada — WhiteWater is proud to receive an IAAPA Best New Product Award for its themed design on an AquaPlay RainFortress. The company would also like to extend its congratulations to Franceen Gonzales, WhiteWater’s Executive Vice President – Business Development, for receiving the IAAPA Outstanding Service Award.

WhiteWater was awarded IAAPA’s Best New Product Award in the Themed Exhibit Design for Zoos, Aquariums, and Museums category for the custom themed AquaPlay RainFortress installed at Zoombezi Bay in May 2014. The theming designed and produced by WhiteWater’s expert artists can be found in Columbus, Ohio at Zoombezi Bay, the waterpark connected to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

The Outstanding Ser­vice Award is presented in recognition of a member individual who works to foster the spirit of goodwill, professionalism, and higher levels of performance within the industry. Franceen Gonzales has served the attractions industry for 25 years as a dedicated leader and contributor to the industry as an educator and volunteer.

WhiteWater is honored to accept these awards and receive recognition for the hard work WhiteWater employees devote to the company and to the industry every day. Whitewater has received seven awards this fall from EAS, World Waterpark Association and IAAPA , four for Best New Products.

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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