Legends of Aqua Waterpark opens in Turkey
Polin Waterparks has launched the new Land of Legends Theme Park in Antalya, Turkey. The entertainment facility features a long and varied list of attractions – from a five-star hotel to a dolphinarium, a wildlife park and a very promising waterpark. The waterpark part of the project is called “Legends of Aqua.”
Developers of the project are a collaboration between Rixos World Parks & Entertainment (Serik, Turkey), Emaar Real Estate (Dubai, UAE) and global cultural creativity brand Dragone Productions (La Louvière, Belgium). Multidisciplinary design firm founder Jack Rouse was in charge of developing specialised zones for the facility and oversaw its master planning, concept and schematic designs. Polin Waterparks delivered a wide assortment of waterslides, in addition to a water playground, a spray zone, wave and river systems, a SurfStream®, a Wave Ball and an entire hydromechanical system, including water circulation and filtration to the park.
A world-class destination
The US $1 billion facility opened its first phase 1 July with a giant wave pool at its centre, acting as the heart of the park. The park already has been dubbed a “world-class destination” by inaugural guests.
The family-friendly facility – designed with a Roman Empire and Greek Poseidon theme – is located in a picturesque setting between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Covering 639,000 square metres, Land of Legends includes a 196,000-square-metre shopping boulevard; a luxurious 17,000-square-metre five-star hotel; a 146,000-square-metre wildlife park; and a viewing terrace that reaches 111 metres in height. In addition, the park is host to 72 waterslides plus many additional aquatic attractions.
Dr. Kubilay Alpdogan, the Director of Sales and Design for Polin Waterparks, says Polin considers the project to be a pinnacle of its achievements for 2016. “It’s truly our ‘project of the year,'” he says. “No other waterpark has been built to rival Land of Legends – at least not in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region of the world. It was a huge project – and one of which we are immensely proud. It’s truly a new opportunity for families to enjoy time together.”