Doubling Down With Phased Development.

Known for its cottaging and camping industries, Axvall (located in the Swedish municipality of Skara) is a busy region during summer months. Skara Sommarland, the region’s only theme park, saw an opportunity to become a destination for fun.

Founded in the early 1980s, the park featured mostly dry rides and was drawing nearly 800,000 visitors per year. In 2001, after a period of steady decline in attendance, the park was acquired by the Parks & Resorts Group. Constrained with a short 80-day summer season, the new ownership knew that they needed some new iconic attractions if they wanted to make a splash.

The original park was built in an old gravel quarry. The dry rides are all positioned in a tight circle in what would have been a flat part of the site. Fortunately for the new owners, most of the surrounding hill had not yet been developed.

  • 800,000 Visitors per year

  • 2012 First ProSlide® ride

Packing in the fun

The original park was built in an old gravel quarry. The dry rides are all positioned in a tight circle in what would have been a flat part of the site. Fortunately for the new owners, most of the surrounding hill had not yet been developed.

Enter ProSlide® – our first collaboration was a 4-lane ProRACER™ in 2012. The ride was built into the natural topography, utilizing mostly concrete columns and very little steel.

Racer was such a success that the park immediately planned for a FreeFALL™ speed slide with a SkyBOX™ drop launch system, installed in 2013. Big Drop was designed with a subterranean section, delivering both reduced support costs and ultimate curb appeal!

Ecstatic with the momentum of their revitalized water park, Skara delivered their third consecutive ProSlide® attraction in 2014. Cobra is Scandinavia’s first ProSlide® TornadoWAVE® and it helped Skara to ring in the park’s 30th anniversary with the highest single-month attendance in the park’s recent history!

In 2016, the park is adding three new ProSlide® TWISTER™ body slides. When Skara came to ProSlide® in 2012, they wanted to put their park back on the map. Mission accomplished, thanks to four great projects in just five seasons.


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We continue to choose ProSlide® for their ability to deliver our guests new experiences, providing the highest quality attractions in Scandinavia.

Christopher Fogelmarck Skara Sommarland

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