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WWA University: Waterpark Design, Development & Expansion Workshop


The WWA University: Waterpark Design, Development & Expansion Workshop brings together leading industry development experts, licensed design professionals and facility operators to discuss the most important topics relating to waterpark development and expansion. You’ll hear from experienced operators who have been through the development process and successfully navigated the challenges. Learn their secrets and what […]

Revitalizing Aging Waterparks for Sophisticated Patrons


Give us your tired, your poor, your aging waterparks and aquatic centers! How do you take that non-performing asset and turn it into something new and exciting? The 1980s and 1990s saw an evolution of the traditional waterpark and swimming pools with the introduction of zero depth entry pools, waterslides and interactive play structures. Today, […]

By George – Lessons Learned from Wet ‘n Wild


Wet ’n Wild in Orlando, Florida, was hailed as the first commercial waterpark in the United States. Attendance was over one million annually when it was demolished to make way for a new, much larger waterpark this year. Being the first, founder George Millay had no World Waterpark Association, no experienced suppliers or designers and […]

Waterpark & Resort Trends Across the Globe


Discover what’s going on in the world of waterparks outside your front door and across the globe. Hotel & Leisure Advisors’ president will reveal current trends in North American indoor and outdoor waterparks and waterpark resorts, including developments, openings, amenities and performance. AECOM Economics’ vice president will identify details of international waterparks and waterpark resorts, […]