Sun City, South Africa: Sun City Resort in South Africa lead the way as one of the world’s first WhiteWater Surf Wave pools. Now almost 25 years later the resort’s waterpark, Valley of Waves, unveils two new slides including a Boomerango waterslide which plunges from an 18 meter tower.
The Boomerango was the first phase of a two part expansion project with the second phase recently opened to the public. Phase two of the project provides even more thrills with an AquaLoop descending from the same tower as the Boomerango. Guests will bravely climb into the launch capsule towering nearly six stories high to enjoy this exhilarating looping ride.
“As the leaders in the industry and suppliers to the original waterpark, we re-engaged with the WhiteWater team to re-establish the link and provide further exhilarating rides, increasing the product offering at the resort. The slides we selected certainly proved very attractive at the Wild Waters Waterpark at the Wild Coast Sun, another family destination resort by Sun International,” comments Anton Steenkamp, Development Manager, Sun International.
The view as guest climb the high tower will showcase the beautiful park and lush forest that surrounds the resort and look down upon the original 6,500 square meter Surf Wave Pool below. The waterslide tower is unique in that it is themed to be camouflaged within the natural landscape using themed stone and rope to disguise the steel structure. The colours of the waterslides aim to do the same with the Boomerango a light brown and the AquaLoop a translucent ivory and opaque beige.
“The Boomerango slide has been extremely well received, with clients returning to experience the ride on a frequent basis. The introduction of the Aqualoop will provide that additional adventure that will have guests returning even more,” continues Steenkamp.
“We are thrilled to continue our strong relationship with Sun International and The Valley of Waves Waterpark. We had a tight timeline for execution of the project and the whole WhiteWater team was able to pull together to deliver what I feel is a phenomenal result. The natural slide colors combined with excellent theming result in a ride that is second to none in terms of appearance. The ride experience delivers great thrills with the trademark Boomerango sensation of weightless followed by big g-force is the reason the Boomerango is my favorite ride!” explains Grant Poje, Executive Vice President EMEAR, WhiteWater.
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