Yongin, South Korea: WhiteWater Attractions has created a world-class attraction for a world-class theme park. Korea’s largest theme park, Everland Theme Park in Yongin, has replaced their 30 year old Flume Ride with a brand new Super Flume: Thunder Falls.
The new Super Flume presents a win-win situation for Everland Resort: park guests experience a longer ride with more of their friends while the park enjoys higher throughput. Thunder Falls has substantially boosted Everland’s ride capacity with the introduction of eight person boats replacing the four person boats used in the park’s previous flume ride. The resulting throughput averages 1400 riders per hour.
The element of the surprise has been integrated into features seen throughout Everland’s new Super Flume. The new features, such as 180 degree turn tables and backwards drops, enhance the guest experience and provide benefits to the park operator. The stacked turntables allow the boat to pivot in place instead of requiring extra flume to turn the boat around and send it down the big drop. The design is more efficient as it takes up less space while creating just as much thrill, if not more, as the motion of rotation creates anticipation for the riders.
Thunder Falls will be WhiteWater Attractions’ largest ride ever built in terms of the number of unique features integrated into the ride experience. “We’ve packed a huge number of fun features into the 485 meter long ride. The full one-eighty direction changes combined with varying degrees of drops, from 5 meters up to a whopping 20 meters, creates an experience that is full of surprises. This Super Flume will have guests lining up again and again,” comments Mark Miller, Flume Ride Specialist, WhiteWater Attractions.
The addition of a water ride in a traditional theme park gives guests a place to escape the sweltering heat of the summer sun. Flume rides such as Thunder Falls have been a traditional staple in theme parks for years, providing ride diversity and the quintessential splash every park needs. Although traditional, the Super Flume from WhiteWater Attractions has taken the guest experience up a notch!
Everland has been entertaining guests since it opened in 1976 and today ranks sixteenth in the world for theme park attendance, entertaining over 7 million guests annually.
WhiteWater Attractions is the leading designer and manufacturer of innovative active family attractions for world-class clients around the globe. WhiteWater Attractions is dedicated to providing the ultimate WOW experiences to our clients and their guests by delivering projects on time, on budget and to the industry’s highest quality and safety standards. Our industry leading innovation is driven by a team of over 600 extremely talented employees in 21 offices around the world working together to complete over 5,000 projects since 1980. Recently, WhiteWater was awarded Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation for its excellence in management and business practices.
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