Katy, Texas: Since the U.S. economy took a hit in 2008, non-publicly funded waterparks of this size have been somewhat exclusive to booming overseas markets such as China, South East Asia and the Middle East. Now that the economy is on the upswing, Typhoon Texas will be breaking the trend as one of the largest privately built waterparks to open in the United States within the last 10 years. The Texas waterpark was dreamed up by the park’s three passionate founders — Keith Dalton, Terry Hlavinka and Ray DeLaughter.
The whole family will be WOWed together as Typhoon Texas debuts North America’s first fusion AquaSphere + Constrictor waterslide
Typhoon Texas broke ground on August 18, 2015 and in less than 12 months later will host its grand opening during the most popular weekend for waterparks, Memorial Day weekend. The Texan waterpark is showing its patriotism with the Texas flag displayed proudly on the Boomerango wall of the Texas Twister. Also debuting at Typhoon Texas Waterpark is North America’s first Fusion AquaSphere + Constrictor waterslide which will be equipped with six-person rafts allowing the whole family to brave the monster ride together. The iconic waterslides, interactive play structures and wave pool equipment were all developed in partnership with WhiteWater.
“When you’re inside the Fusion AquaSphere + Constrictor, which we’re calling ‘The Typhoon’, it’s absolutely amazing and so much wilder and enormous than you expect. Once we turn the water on, this monster slide is going to do nothing but create screams and smiles on the faces of our guests here at Typhoon Texas,” says Steve Mayer, Director of Marketing of the west Houston destination.
Much more than your normal waterpark, customer service will be the winning focus to keep the locals coming back
The 25-acre waterpark in Katy, Texas will draw locals from all over the region, supporting those in the greater Houston area to battle the scorching summer heat with an assortment of thrilling waterslides, a 25,000-square-foot wave pool, a snaking lazy river and a dedicated kid’s area. But that’s not all. Dalton, Hlavinka and DeLaughter had a vision to create a waterpark that made guests feel at home and are putting their 900 seasonal employees through tough screening and training to make sure every guest receives the best service possible.
The park will offer unique experiences that will keep guests coming back again and again such as the Splash Cinema, a Thursday evening movie night within the park, or the weekly summer camps that promise to entertain kids all summer long with games, arts & crafts and ecological experiments. Typhoon Texas also will offer quality food and beverage selections including tender brisket, slow- smoked onsite daily, served at its southern-inspired restaurant where guests can pay using the advanced wristband payment system available throughout the park for ultimate convenience.
“Working with Keith, Terry and Ray has been inspiring as their dedication to the project can be seen through every step we take with them. They’re pushing the boundaries in delivering unique experiences to their guests matched by a passion to offer exceptional customer service. The result is going to be astounding,” comments Scott Haycock, VP Business Development, WhiteWater.
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