Pune, India: India’s largest waterpark, Wet N Joy Waterpark, hosted a grand opening on March 18th entertaining over 2000 people for the evening. The park is located in Lonavala, a lush hill station in the Indian State of Maharashtra drawing tourists from all over the world with their natural lakes, historic caves and picturesque mountains.
The beauty of Lonavala is the perfect back drop for this milestone in the development of the Indian amusement industry as the largest waterpark ever built in the country. Wet N Joy Waterpark is owned by Malpani Group, a development group operating across multiple industries including education, health, finance, hospitality and of course tourism and entertainment. The waterslides, play structure, wave river and wave pool are all supplied by WhiteWater.
Introducing many ‘firsts’ for Indian Waterpark guests
Wet N Joy Waterpark is introducing many firsts to the region, including India’s first Master Blaster and India’s largest Wave Pool which spans 60,000 square feet. In the middle of the impressive Dual Wave pool is an entertainment stage and surrounding it is over 12,000 square feet of beach space making the wave pool a distinctive place to host corporate events and parties. The man-made surging ocean is framed with the natural lush greenscapes of Lonavala, creating a beautiful atmosphere for playing all day and even into the night.
Other attractions supplied by WhiteWater include a Wave River and an Extreme River, multiple waterslides such as the Rattler™ and Boomerango™ and a tiki-themed AquaPlay RainFortress™ which covers 10,000 square feet of interactive fun. WhiteWater’s range of attractions provide fun for guests of all ages and levels, from the adrenaline-junkies looking to be thrilled on the Freefall Body Slides to parents with young tots wanting to play together in the dedicated children’s area.
“We are happy that our Wet N Joy Waterpark at Lonavala has come together so well thanks to WhiteWater. Their product design, quality and project assistance has been outstanding. WhiteWater has proved to be the epitome of professionalism,” commented Manish Malpani, Director, Malpani Group.
A park to lead the way as the as the Indian Waterpark and Attractions industry grows
Other features of the park include a cashless system throughout the facility using RFID wristbands that can be loaded with credit and used to pay for lockers, merchandise or food and beverages. Wet N Joy is not only pleasing to those looking to play and splash, but for those with a big appetite. With four full restaurants and four concession stands around the park, there are a variety of options to satisfy everyone in the family.
“I am honoured to be able to contribute to this landmark project for India. This high quality waterpark will bring years of entertainment to deserving families, making memories that will last generations”, says Pradeep Sharma, VP Business Development – India, WhiteWater.
“We are extremely proud to have worked with the Malpani family to help bring their vision of Wet N Joy Waterpark to life while continuing to support the family in the development of future projects. It’s amazing to think that WhiteWater’s first project in India was 20 years ago! We are thrilled to see the waterpark and attractions industry continuing to grow and thrive in India and we look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service and support to Indian park owners/operators and their guests,” comments Sean Hinton, VP & GM – Waterparks & Attractions, WhiteWater.
WhiteWateris the leading global designer and manufacturer of innovative waterpark products and active family attractions for world-class clients. We specialize in waterslides, multi-level water play structures, wave-generating equipment, FlowRider® stationary surfing machines, harnessed attractions, interactive play and water rides.
WhiteWater 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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