Saturday, September 30, 2023

WhiteWater West Provides Aquatic Thrills to New Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi


Richmond, BC, Canada — Canada’s WhiteWater West is proud to be the supplier and manufacturer of 12 of 14 complexes for the highly acclaimed Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. Boasting over 15 hectares, the waterpark opened to the public four days ahead of schedule, on January 20, 2013 and is already proving to be one of the most popular waterparks in the Middle East.  Winner of the World Waterpark Association’s (WWA), “Leading Edge Award” in 2012, Yas Waterworld was built with an investment of $245m and is projected to rake in 700,000 visitors in 2013.

“Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is a milestone in the leisure sector in the Middle East, and indeed in the world. Our 43 rides, slides and attractions feature five one-of-a-kind rides that have never been seen in any other water park in the world,” said Mike Oswald, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, General Manager.


“Another novel feature of the park is that it is built around a central theme – that of the ‘Legend of the Lost Pearl’, which pays homage to the heritage and history of the United Arab Emirates. We have a collection of attractions that have never been seen before in the region. Our unique combination of rides, innovative themes and location on Yas Island, which is already one of the global hotspots for leisure and entertainment, is an unparalleled draw for visitors,” Oswald added.


“WhiteWater collaborated closely with Yas Waterworld to develop and custom theme unique and innovative signature attractions”, said Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater’s CEO.  “We are thrilled with the results and are extremely proud to showcase our attractions at this groundbreaking waterpark, including several world’s firsts: the FamilyRattlerTM waterslide, the largest FlowBarrel TM Ten Double, and SplashQuest™, an interactive video game adventure”.

WhiteWater attractions featured at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi include:

AquaPlay AP300
AquaPlay Giant RainFortress
Extreme River
Family Waves
FlowBarrel Ten Double
FlowRider Double
Freefall Slide
Inner-Tube Slides
Kids’ Slides
Speed Slide
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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