…AND IT’S SPECTACULAR!

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.

And now, with the opening of the brand new Aquaventure Waterpark, that pilgrimage should definitely include a stay at Atlantis Sanya.

The water park, star of the 300,000 square meter luxury resort, had its grand opening on April 28! The site combines a marine education experience with an abundance of thrilling rides by ProSlide® Technology Inc.

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!”

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.

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.

For the daring, the SuperLOOP™ is one of the waterpark’s most thrilling ride. Longer than a hundred meters with an astounding drop just shy of 80 meters, the ride is packed with twists and turns that will have guests reeling and whirling.

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 while the 1000-gallon seashell tipping bucket launches a cascade of water over the structure. The youngsters will love everything that Splashers has to offer and with 19 exciting rides in total designed specifically for children of all sizes, they will be begging their parents to stay longer and longer. It’s a sprawling complex for families to interact and enjoy with child-like excitement.

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About Atlantis Sanya – Truly a ‘Best Park’

Owned by Fosun International and managed by Kerzner International, Atlantis Sanya is China’s premiere underwater world inspired entertainment resort destination located in Haitang Bay, Sanya, Hainan province. This RMB11 billion ocean-themed development occupies a space of 540,000 square metres and has 1,314 guestrooms & suites.

It features a variety of marine and entertainment attractions, including the 200,000-square metre Aquaventure Waterpark, 86,000 sea creatures in lagoons, and displays at The Lost Chambers Aquarium that use more than 13.5 million litres of sea water. It also has a 1,800-seater theatre at Dolphin Cay, state-of-the-art marine protection and conservation facilities, and a Sea Lion Point. The resort also offers a wide range of dining options with 21 restaurants, lounges, bars, and cafes.

From 2016, Atlantis has won a number of awards including The Best Landmark Resort Brand awarded by City Traveler, Most Anticipated Resort in China awarded by World Traveler, Most Anticipated Hotel 2016-2017, High-End Hotel Selection & China Must Stay Hotels TOP50 awarded by Voyage, Best Anticipated Newly Opening Award of Best D.E.S.I.G.N. Hotels awarded by The Bund and Most Anticipated New Hotel Opening by 21st Century Business Herald.

The resort is also selected as an outstanding and preferred travel project by China Tourism Bureau. Just recently, the resort was awarded Most Popular MICE Destiantion through online voting by Huixiaoer.com. Atlantis Sanya also received four prestigious Golden Horse Awards including Asia’s Best Entertainment Destination Resort, Asia’s Best MICE Destination Resort, Asia’s Best Restaurant – Ossiano Underwater Restaurant and Bar, and China’s Best Employer.

 About ProSlide

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