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Lotte plans new waterpark in Korea

South Korea’s Lotte Group is to build a new waterpark in Kimhae near Busan. The project will include a US$22 million package of attractions from WhiteWater, the largest ever order for the Canadian supplier. Dubbed the Lotte World Waterpark, completion is anticipated for May 2013.

Included will be WhiteWater’s new Family Rattler and Family Python, two MEGAtube rides, a Family Boomerango, AquaLoop, Abyss, 8-Lane Whizzard, Family Raft Ride, Dueling Master Blasters, speed slide and body slides. Also planned is a 35-metre pneumatic surf wave pool, an 18-metre indoor family wave pool, a double FlowRider and two Polynesian-themed AquaPlay multi-level play structures.

“WhiteWater is thrilled to have been chosen as the supplier and manufacturer for Lotte World Waterpark,” confirms the company’s CEO, Geoff Chutter. “This project will be a wonderful showcase of WhiteWater’s signature attractions and we are proud to be part of such an industry leading project.”

*The Lotte Group has chosen International Theme Park Services (ITPS) to work on an analysis and strategic planning for its original Lotte World indoor/outdoor theme park in Seoul. “We are enormously happy that the Lotte World team has once again chosen ITPS to assist them in their investment and growth into the future,” says ITPS president Dennis Speigel. “We were part of the original concept development team for Lotte World, providing feasibility analysis, pre-opening operations planning, staff training and on-site management for three years.”

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