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Acquavillage, Cecina Expands!


Rafting Waterslides Plant Debuts at Acquavillage, Cecina!

Acquavillage was born in 2004 by the fusion of 2 Tuscany waterparks: Cecina's waterpark – near the city on Livorno (Northern Tuscany), first installed in 1993 and Follonica waterpark – near Grosseto, in the South of Tuscany, created in 1999.

Since then and increasingly for the last 3 years, Acquavillage keeps renewing and keeping up to date with first class attractions.

The investment phase culminated this year with the installation of INTRIGO (Italian word for intrigue), a huge waterslide plant consisting of a Family Rafting Waterslide and a Rafting Waterslide and a conveyor in between. Acquavillage contracted Piscine Castiglione, Italy, the leading European Swimming Pool Company for the new additions and Polin, Turkey supplied the waterslides.

Thanks to these enlargements, AcquaVillage has become a well-known meeting point and amusement place. The park is also open at nights. Discotheque "Disco Village" and "Baluba Club" located inside the park offers shows and dancing music.

Matteo Ferrarini, Manager at Piscine Castiglione tells: "In 2004 both Cecina and Follonica waterparks seemed very close to bankruptcy. Both the parks were very old and, like most of Italian parks from the Eighties-Nineties, lacked of innovation. The new management was very brilliant in changing the image of these parks, increasing the number of visitors year after year. The brand new FAMILY SLIDE "INTRIGO" has almost doubled the number of visitors in the season. The attraction is innovative (only a few other Italian parks have got a family slide: Ondaland in Novara, Magic World in Neaples, and Aquafan in Riccione). Particular attention was given to the esthetical result: the fiberglass has a natural "brownish" and ivory cover, the tower has got a wood roof and the splash pool is surrounded by palms and wood perimetral coping: all these details give the park a fantastic "Caribbean" atmosphere."

"Both rafting slides at Acquavillage start from a tower of 13 meters. The Family Rafting Slide is 135 meters and the the Rafting Slide is 124 meters. Both are produced by closed molded production technology which is called Resin Transfer Molding (RTM) and both offer superior shiny finish on both sides. Plus, we applied our unique Natural Light Effects within the closed parts of the Family Rafting slide. Family Rafting Slide at the park is semi-closed and offers fun for families to share. It is used by 4 person rafts. Rafting Slide is an open tube slide with an exciting ride experience. You can use it by single or double tubes. It is steeper, faster and offers adrenaline."
p.s. Famous Intrigo-Ice-Cream made by Sammontana is the park's official sponsor


Location [address, city, state]: CECINA (LI), ITALY
Web site: http://www.acquavillage.it/
Admission prices: working days € 20, holidays € 22, afternoon after 2 pm € 14
Dates open: 11 June 2011 – 11 September 2011
Size/Acres: ca sq.m 40.000
Capacity: 110.000-120.000 visitors per season.

About Piscine Castiglione

Founded in 1961 in Castiglione delle Stiviere (MN, Italy), it quickly became Italy's première swimming pool Company, and is now recognised as a leader in the European swimming pool market. The successes obtained today in the whole world are the result of more than 45 years of experience and of an activity characterized by "360 degree" coverage of the market. The Company now designs and manufactures most of the components used in a Myrtha® pool and its technical department can assist with the planning and design of the pools as well as providing supervisory assistance during the actual installation.

The Company Profile:

  • Share capitol 3,100,000 Euro.
  • Premises occupy more than 60,000 sq. (20,000 indoor)
  • About 200 direct employees, with over 300 dealers/installers worldwide
  • A USA branch in Sarasota, Florida

Contact Matteo Ferrarini at Matteo.Ferrarini@piscinecastiglione.it for further questions.


POLIN was founded in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1976 and has become one of the leading companies in the design, manufacturing and installation of waterparks and waterslides.Polin's commitment to customer satisfaction, research & development and superior quality are key factors which contribute to Polin' s ongoing success in the industry. Every aspect of the project including planning, engineering, manufacturing and installation is undertaken in house by Polin. Polin has been a pioneer in the advancement and application of the Light RTM process in waterslide manufacturing. Since 2006, Polin has converted to Light RTM on over 90 per cent of its annual fiberglass production. Polin also offers its unique Natural Light Effect technology and Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and offers translucent RTM waterslides. Polin is committed to providing the best quality product and service through investing in research and development and will continue to further expand its L-RTM line while introducing new signature rides and innovations.

Contact Sohret Pakis at sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr for further questions!

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