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Avonturenpark introduces Aquaventura Slidepark


Aquaventure Slidepark proved the success of the first season.

Avonturenpark in Hellendoorn, Netherlands, expanded to include the new Aquaventura Slidepark offering a variety of waterslides and aquatic attractions for visitors of all ages. Designed and installed by Polin, Turkey, the new features are part of a more than $4 million (€3 million), 16,404-square-foot (5,000-square-meter) expansion that opened in July 2013.

Avonturenpark is one of several amusement parks owned by Looping Group. Located in the center of Overijssel, the fourth-largest province in the Netherlands, the theme park already offered more than 30 rides and shows before Laurent Bruloy, Looping Group's CEO, suggested the idea of adding the waterpark components.

 A Colossal Undertaking

After relocating several existing attractions, crews from Polin began installing 11 new waterslides. Polin produced each of the new water slides using the latest resin-transfer molding (RTM) manufacturing technology, which creates a smooth, shiny finish on both interiors and exteriors of a slide's tubes. One important fact about the park is that all the waterslides end in  dry-out (run-out) sections. There are no splash pools. Some of the new waterslides include: Rafting Slide - Black Hole Combination, Wave Slide, Body Slide, Black Hole, Compact Slide, Wide Slide, Multislide.

Avonturenpark General Manager Lyan van den Bosch explained the importance of offering features that continue to attract tweens and youngsters who visit the park with friends. "Adding the slide park to our existing park simply broadens the current target group," she said.

A Spectacular Success = Added Expansions

Waterparks are a perfect addition, Laurent Bruloy, Looping Group's CEO, says. After all, the company is always looking for new opportunities to enhance each of its parks' offerings. "We always have plans for additions to the parks and will definitely keep on investing in them in the coming years," he said.

Obviously, the addition of the slide park concept has proven that such a forward-thinking attitude pays off. In 2014, this new "slidepark concept" by Looping Group will be open at Isla Magica Park in Spain. 


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Please click below to watch the videos of Avonturenpark:

Avonturenpark Video 1

Avonturenpark Video 2 

About Avonturenpark Hellendoorn

Originally founded in 1936, Avonturenpark Hellendoorn started as a tearoom. The founder, Jan van den Berg, decided to add several attractions to it in an attempt to draw more visitors. Throughout the years, the park expanded and eventually was renamed Avonturenpark in the late 1970s. İn February 2011, the park was sold to its current owners, Looping Group.For more information, visit www.avonturenpark.nl.    

About Looping Group

Headquartered in France, Looping Group was established in 2011. Led by CEO Laurent Bruloy, the company owns nine leisure parks in Europe - five in France and one each in Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Spain. With a dynamic external growth strategy, the company aims to become one of the European leaders in the regional parks sector.For more information, visit www.looping-group.com

More on Polin Waterparks and Pool Systems:   

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of waterparks, waterslides & water play attractions. More than 2000 waterpark projects in more than 82 countries around the world have been completed by Polin, and Polin is the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones, including installing the first waterparks of many countries and many other award winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. Polin offers the industry's widest range of products, including signature rides such as the patented King Cobra, Magic Spheres, Spheres, Magi Cone and Space Shuttle.

Polin is the pioneer in the advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. First implemented in 2006, 100% of Polin's annual fiberglass production has been converted to resin transfer molding (RTM), and meets the industry's highest standards. Polin offers both bowl rides and family rides featuring RTM techniques. Polin also offers its unique and patented Natural Light Effect technology, Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and translucent RTM waterslides.Polin is an ISO9001 certificate holder by TUV Germany since 2003, all Polin slides  conform to European norms, all steel parts conform to international DIN standarts, all designs conform to ASTM practices, and Polin is also CSEI approved for projects in China. Polin is the only waterslide company that holds a quality certificate for all of its waterslides by TUV, and was the 2012 Export Winner of Turkey in the SMSE Category. Polin has a high plant capacity with production in 3 existing plants in Turkey. The 4th facility will be open mid 2014. Polin's team totals 500 people, with five offices throughout the world.

Polin is committed to providing the best-quality product and service by investing in continuous research and development. The company plans to further expand its L-RTM line while introducing new signature rides and innovations.For more information, visit www.polin.com.tr 

For additional information, contact Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr. Please visit us at www.polin.com.tr for product information, news, events and other updates.

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