Dubai’s Aquaventure to get 12 new terrifying slides
- New 34-metre tall ‘Trident Tower’ will make Aquaventure one of the world’s biggest waterparks
- Expansion will add 12 new rides to the park’s current 20
- Aquaventure currently uses more than 18 million litres of fresh water to power its slides
- New slides will feature never-before-scene technology
Aquaventure at the Atlantis Dubai is slated to become one of the world’s biggest waterparks, after the announcement of a new ‘Trident Tower’ – complete with 12 new slide rides.
Trident Tower will sit almost 35-metres tall, and bring the total number of slides at Aquaventure to 32. It will make waterpark one of the world’s biggest by total area (currently, the park sits across 17-hectares of Palm Jumeirah).
Dubai does love making a show of it, and you can expect some of these new attractions to attract the wanting eyes of Guinness World Records.
Some of the new rides planned include the world’s longest ProSlide MammothBLAST – a 449-metre ‘water coaster’ which sees rafts go through back-to-back curves and winding channels, including drops and uphill climbs.
Elsewhere, there’s ProSlide Dueling PIPElineBLAST/FlyingSAUCER 20 hybrid ride – a high-speed ride – as well as RallyRACER 32-ride. The Leap of Faith slide – the current hair-raising ride of the park – will also be updated, which will have two slides rather than one, with each dropping more than 34-metres down.
There will also be a new kid’s area, complete with four mini versions of the rides mentioned above.
According to Atlantis The Palm and Royal Atlantis executive vice president and managing director, Tim Kelly, many of these new rides will feature elements that no one has ever seen before. “We have carefully curated each attraction to ensure that we deliver first-of-its-kind ride technology for children, families and thrill-seekers alike.”
Aquaventure is currently the largest waterpark in the Middle East, using more than 18-million liters of fresh water for its waterslides, as well as a 2.3-kilomnetre river ride complete with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white-water charges. It also features marine attractions, such as Dolphin Bay – a dolphin conservation and educational habitat – as well as Sea Lion Point.
To boost visitor numbers over the hot summer months, the park recently introduced a two-day pass that includes entry into the Lost Chambers Aquarium – home to more than 65,000 fish and other marine life.