Destination: Splash!

Empex Watertoys® has completed a unique new children's waterpark at the Cromwell Group's Plantation Resort in Greece. With a dynamic, colorful Aquadek structure as the centerpiece and interactive watertoys and play features surrounding it, the area has transformed an existing hotel into a destination resort for tourists. The waterplay area was integrated into existing pool layouts, providing a revitalized water playground. To increase time available for water play, colorful programmed ground lights were added.

Empex Watertoys: 866-833-8580

On Course

The first of its kind, AquaCourse is a multi-level play experience, traversing guests through an exhilarating aquatic course of ropes, towers, bridges and zip lines. Guests can choose from multiple tracks that are as wet or dry, active or passive, as they want. An overhead harness safety system encourages guests of all ages and skill levels to challenge themselves to seek as much or as little thrill as they wish.

Whitewater West Industries Ltd.: 604-273-1068

Splashing Good Times

New from the makers of Water Wars® is the four-person water race game called Downpour Derby. Players crank pumps to fill the water buckets and dump on their opponent. This is great for pool decks and splashpads, and can even be installed in a shallow pool. All aluminum and stainless steel pumps mean great durability. Fun for all ages, no attendant needed and fits in a small space.

Water Wars: 800-950-1132

Splash School

ARC's new Tot line combines water, play and learning. Infants and toddlers delight in softer water effects and interact with shapes, letters and numbers. The Tot line features gentle nozzle effects and lower heights where little ones can learn to love water and feel safe around it. Brightly colored structures include water bugs, posts, arches, spouts, balls and alphabet blocks. Stands and ground spray covers are available in a variety of shapes and colors.

Aquatic Recreation Company: 877-632-0503

Made in the Shade

Sun Ports adds to the wet and wild fun with these creative fabric shade structures at a waterpark in Orlando, Fla. The Custom Joined Cantilever Waves were utilized to provide safe shade at several entrances to the park's larger waterslides where lines can grow long. The beige steel and turquoise fabric structures measure 20 feet by 20 feet. Nautical-themed artwork was also added to the fabric to add to the fun and festive surroundings.

Sun Ports: 800-966-5005

Walk on the Water

Walking on water just got easier. Increase visits to your waterparks with Playtime's new turnkey water walk systems that engage kids of all ages. With choice of themes and colors, our product is packaged for the best value, certified antibacterial and fungal-resistant, and made with UV and chlorine-stable materials. With Playtime you can purchase all the elements and major components you need from one single supplier to create a powerful play experience.

Playtime: 303-662-0302

Space Saver

New Griff's VISION Guard Station minimizes deck space usage while maximizing frontal edge of the guard station. It can be positioned close to the pool edge and accommodates most gutter profiles, including zero-depth entry pools. Works in both indoor and outdoor applications—perfect for waterparks and splash play areas with limited space. One-, two- and three-step models are available. Side-to-side access provides uninterrupted coverage of area during shift changes, increasing lifeguard effectiveness.

Paragon Aquatics: 800-831-7133

Weigh In

SR Scales by SR Instruments Inc. has six standard sizes of scales specifically manufactured for waterpark use. They are either freestanding or can be built in. Six sizes accommodate from one to six riders. The scale system features a red light/green light system designed to keep lines moving and to remove subjectivity and the potential for confrontation from attendants guessing weight while working with guests. SR Scales are designed and manufactured in the United States and are supplied with a two-year warranty.

SR Instruments Inc.: 716-693-5977