The waterpark Aqua Mexicana in Attractie- & Vakantiepark Slagharen is officially opened. In only 4 months time one of the largest waterparks – with among other things 10 waterslides and a whirlpool for 70 persons – is built in The Netherlands.
The waterpark belongs to the Parques Reunidos Group, one of the leading and fast-growing leisure operators in the world.
The waterpark 'Aqua Mexicana' is 5.200 m² and totally themed in Mexican style. This waterpark is the second big indoor waterpark in The Netherlands. All waterslides, themed water playgrounds and spray parks are built by Van Egdom.
The water complex has 10 waterslides with a total length of 546 meter, of which 3 waterslides are particularly large and interactive with special effects, sound and 3D animations. The park has also a whirlpool for 70 persons, this did not exist yet in The Netherlands.
The largest waterslides (indoor) are:
- The MexiCone (Crazy Cone) of 119,2 meter;
- The YukaTime (Tube 1400) of 114,2 meter, with among other things a speed measure and interactive 3D light show;
- The Magic Maya (Magic Oval) of 113,1 meter, with 4- persons tubes.
3.173m² of the complex is indoor and 2.083m² is outdoor. Together this is as big as 5 Olympic swimming pools. Aqua Mexicana is currently one of the biggest waterparks in The Netherlands. Besides the several waterslides, this park has a waterfall at the whirlpool, water play attractions, toddler pools, a swimming pool, a restaurant and store for swimming gear. The swimming pool goes down from 0cm to 120cm, just like you are walking into the ocean. Because of the cosy Mexican atmosphere in the waterpark, it feels like you are enjoying yourself on the Playa del Carmen.
Aqua Mexicana has 2 spray parks, an indoor and an outdoor spray park, one with 7 and one with 4 water play attractions. A spray park is a water play area with aquatic features on a flat water-permeable floor. This spray park is challenging the children by means of several interactive water play features. Besides the adventures spray parks, also water playgrounds are situated in Aqua Mexicana. For the smallest children an outside toddler pool is built with a lot of water fun possibilities. Indoor a water playground is built with 3 waterslides and a water curtain.
General Manager Wouter Dekkers: "The introduction of Aqua Mexicana is the proof that Attractie- & Vakantiepark Slagharen actually innovates to stand out in the market. Previous investments were sometimes seen as replacement investments, but this waterpark really contributes to the strong competitive position in The Netherlands and the German border area".