Haitang Bay of the Hainan province is the most quickly developing coastline in the touristy Sanya region, where more than 16 million visitors travel each year to experience the tropical rainforests, Buddhist temples and white sand beaches. With the opening of the brand new Aquaventure Waterpark, that pilgrimage should definitely include a stay at Atlantis Sanya.

The star of the 300,000 square meter luxury resort that opened last year, Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis Sanya combines a marine education experience with an abundance of thrilling rides by Canadian ride designer ProSlide® Technology Inc.

ProSlide – The best rides in the world

ProSlide is known for excellence in the water attractions industry. Since the company’s inception in 1986, they’ve supplied the best rides in the world to the leading parks around the world such as Disney, Universal, Six Flags, Wanda Group and OCT. As a testament to relentless innovation, ProSlide has won more than 100 industry awards as well, including three attraction industry IAAPA Impact Awards.

Atlantis – An iconic destination, an unforgettable experience

Atlantis knows how to create excitement: along with the iconic water park, the Aquaventure complex includes lots of interactive marine fun. At Dolphin Cay, guests can swim and play with friendly bottlenose dolphins. The Lost Chambers Aquarium, themed around the lost city of Atlantis, houses more than 86,000 sea creatures: sharks, sting rays, and thousands of fish. The lagoon is the largest open-air aquarium in China! For an unforgettable experience, take the Dive Discovery to get up close and personal with the sharks and rays.

“Atlantis Sanya and Aquaventure will be the ultimate vacation destination in the region,” says ProSlide CEO and President Rick Hunter. “They will deliver so many incredible guest experiences in one park experience. One of the most exciting attractions at Aquaventure is the ProSlide RocketBLAST™ water coaster, the first ever in China. Atlantis Sanya is way out in front of the competition!”

Bringing innovation to Sanya

The RocketBLAST™ water coaster is one of ProSlide’s iconic water ride innovations, which uses water jet propulsion technology to power boats uphill, through quick turns and down steep drops. This new technology lets boats rocket up hills that are 100% steeper than traditional “blaster” coasters, and more power means 100% more capacity with 4-person boats. Also, sophisticated control systems and sensors save water and energy, making the ride 60% more efficient than old-style ‘blaster’ coasters.

The RocketBLAST™ is also installed in such world-renowned parks as Siam Park Tenerife in the Canary Islands – TripAdvisor’s #1 Waterpark in the world! – and Six Flags Fiesta Texas in the United States.

Russell Stokes, Vice President of Aquaventure Operations at Atlantis Sanya, shares Hunter’s excitement for the new park. “I have worked with ProSlide previously, and they always deliver a great ride experience,” he says. “We can’t wait to be the only park in China with this incredibly innovative ride experience.”

Fifteen rides, a million memories!

In addition to the RocketBLAST™ water coaster, Aquaventure at Atlantis Sanya is also home to several other exciting ProSlide rides. The signature Atlantis “Leap of Faith” is a ProSlide FreeFALL™ slide that plunges riders down a steep flume and through an underwater shark tank at super-high speed. The park’s ‘Tornado Spin’ ride, meanwhile, combines the ProSlide TORNADO™ 60 funnel with the BehemothBOWL™ 40 to create a hybrid ride path full of zero gravity moments and heart-stopping hang times.

There will be a total of 15 of the world’s very best water rides at Aquaventure, all custom-designed by ProSlide, offering a whopping 35 unique experiences.

“We are thrilled for Atlantis Sanya,” says Yongneng Li, Vice President of Business Development at ProSlide (China). “They really have an incredible water rides mix that is going to deliver thrills big and small for any age and interest. From traditional gravity rides to the water coaster to a huge kids’ water play area, they really have it all.”

Fun for big and small

Children love water, and in addition to the high-thrill rides there is also a completely custom ProSlide WaterKINGDOM® for the park’s little visitors. With its immersive under-the-sea theming, ‘Splashers’ lets kids slide through schools of fish, past mermaid columns and under octopus tentacles. There is also a 1000-gallon seashell tipping bucket that launches a cascade of water over the structure. It’s a sprawling complex for families to interact and enjoy with child-like excitement.

ProSlide is taking China by storm

ProSlide is no stranger to China. They first entered the Chinese market in the late ‘90s. Seeing rapid growth and the clear trend toward tourism and leisure, ProSlide established a permanent presence in China with an office in Shanghai to support the ongoing demand in the region, and to lead the next wave of water theme park development in Asia.

Since first coming to China almost 20 years ago, ProSlide has worked with leading Chinese organizations building best parks across China, including Happy Magic Water Cube in Beijing, OCT Playa Maya best parks in Tianjin, Shanghai, Chongqing, Yunnan and Wuhan, Wanda projects in Hefei and Wuxi, the most popular rides at Chimelong, and now the newest Atlantis Resort in Sanya, Hainan. You’ll also see their rides in the new Sweetland Water Park in Xiangzhou!

The future looks bright!

Rick Hunter of ProSlide can’t wait to see what’s to come in this emerging market, and doesn’t see it slowing down any time soon.

“Consumers in China are hungry to experience the absolute best in water parks, and ProSlide is up to that challenge,” says Hunter. “We’re energized by that demand. The work we’ve done so far in the region – crowned with the amazing Atlantis Sanya resort – is just the beginning. The future of water parks in China is very bright!”

About ProSlide

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