Several zoos throughout the United States have added carousels and rides in recent years, but until now few have integrated waterpark attractions.
Now Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, one of the country’s best loved zoos, has opened an attraction called “Cool Zoo” courtesy of WhiteWater.
This multi-level AquaPlay structure features a giant version of Spot, the zoo’s rare white alligator. Twice the size of the real gator – 8.5 meters (28ft) tall – the creature chomps on a tipping bucket, drenching kids with tons of water. What’s more, its tail doubles as a waterslide.
This AP550 installation provides an additional 60 interactive features.