ADG Wins Brass Ring Award from IAAPA
19 Dec, 2016
New Ride Means Those Planning Water Features Can Attract Family Members of Athletes While Competitions are Taking Place
Aquatic Development Group, Inc (ADG) is proud to announce the receipt of the IAAPA’s Brass Ring Award for their new water ride, Breaker Beach™, a unique and innovative Boogie Boarding Surf Ride, the first of its kind in North America. The award was presented during this year’s IAAPA Expo in Orlando.
ADG’s Breaker Beach™ ride premiered this season at Water World Water Park just outside of Denver, Colorado under their branded name “Cowabunga Beach™”.
“Having a boogie boarding wave pool in a land-locked state has brought a unique experience to our guests,” says Joann Cortez, Water World’s Director of Communications. “We pride ourselves in offering variety to our guest experience and ADG has provided us with a unique addition to our diverse offering of family fun attractions and the project has been a resounding success!”
The Breaker Beach™ Ride is powered by ADG’s exclusive WaveTek™ wave generation system and produces continuous 3-foot spilling breakers that provide riders with the perfect boogie-boarding wave every 4 seconds. An innovative dual launch peninsula doubles rider capacity for a continuous throughput of 700 plus riders per hour.
“We designed Breaker Beach™ to respond to the need for parks to continue to differentiate with new and innovative ride options,” says Jim Dunn, Executive VP for Aquatic Development Group. “Our new water rides are unique in that they offer parks an alternative to adding another slide package by not only creating an exciting and different ride experience, but by expanding beyond the edge of the water to keep guests interacting with the ride, and in the park, for longer periods of time.”
As a leading designer and builder of water parks and attractions, ADG drew on their decades of experience to create their all-inclusive approach to water ride development. Focusing on both in-water and out-of-water guest experience their rides all feature reduced or no rider wait times, and include detailed layouts for ample decking space to maximize capacity and incorporate areas for F&B and retail for incremental revenue generation.
“We love that ADG is so far ahead of the curve in the attractions they design,” says Cortez. “We have a new beach in Colorado and our guests are loving it!”
For more information on ADG’s complete line of Water Rides visit www.aquaticgroup.com/waterrides.
To learn more about ADG’s Breaker Beach™ download the case study.
Aquatic Development Group, Inc (ADG) designs and builds waterparks and recreational water and mountainside attractions for all types of venues from amusement parks and resorts to ski mountains and small aquatic settings. Their innovative InDepthTM approach focuses on their client’s success by utilizing a unique, revenue generating design philosophy that they apply to every project, whether for a complete waterpark design/build or single product manufacture and install. All of their products and designs, from Water Rides and FlowRiders® to Mountain Slides and Coasters, are developed to create an experience for their client’s customers that encourage incidental purchases, entice repeat visits and increase length of stay.
ADG is the leading expert in recreational environments designed to draw diverse crowds, maximize revenue and increase guest satisfaction. They have installed more than 90% of all wave systems in the U.S. and have provided design/build and aquatic equipment services to more than 4,000 public, scholastic, leisure resort, water and amusement facilities worldwide.