To understand what to do, you must understand what is the purpose. The same is true for water park planning and design. Newly built water parks have advantages and core competencies only through reasonable planning and design.
Water park planning and design, we must first understand what is the water park. The water park has attributes such as high influence on location selection and seasonal, low investment amount and fast return of investment. But even so, we must pay attention to the planning and design of the water park, a reasonable planning and design can achieve maximum benefits under a limited capital budget. Of course, a water park can not be successful only by good planning and design, but planning and design is at the forefront. Good design is the beginning of a successful water park!
What is a water park?
The water park offers water attractions and enclosed rides, which generally include the following sections:
1, Tourist Service Center
Function: The visitor service center is located at the entrance, and generally includes ticket information, water park information, disabled services, lost children’s recruitment, lost and found, emergency room, etc.
Location: The Visitor Service Centre is located at the entrance and needs to be open to both parties. Visitors can enter before and after entering the park to get help.
2, Wave pool
Function: The wave pool is the standard of the general water park, and the wave pool is also the core attraction and distribution center of the water park. There are plenty of leisure seats around the wave pool.
Location: The wave pool is generally located at the exit of water park equipment (water slides, etc.), and there are many roads leading to the wave pool area.
Planning and design points: wave height; wave pool shape (usually fan-shaped); wave pool depth; wave pool slope.
▼ Wave pool / wave equipment
3, Water slide
Function: Water slide is the main type of water park equipment. There are many types of water slides. Of course, the stimulated slides can’t be less, but in addition to the stimulated slides, family-type water slides are needed to meet the needs of people of all ages.
Location: Water slides need to be considered to control the flow of people, and to disperse the layout, so as to avoid crowding the centralized water slide project.
Planning and design points: Water park equipment selection considers equipment price, altitude, target customer group, slope and so on.
▼Water slide / water slide
4, Drifting river / circulation river / artificial flood
Function: There is a large tourist capacity, which can be segmented with different water flow speeds. The Drift River also assumes the function of transporting tourists in the water park. It can send tourists to different attractions. The Rafting River is also an important project of water park equipment.
Location: The drifting river is surrounded by the whole park, and there is also some layout that surrounds only part of the park. The drifting river needs to set up multiple entrances and exits, but not as many as possible. For example, the total length of the drifting river is 914 meters, and a total of 7 entrances and exits are set, that is, one is set every 130 meters.
Drifting river planning and design points: drifting river length; width; tourist capacity; theme and fun (both sides of the drifting river).
▼ Drifting river
5, Children’s area
Function: Provide children with a play area that is not affected by other attractions, and can meet the needs of families to play together. The water play equipment (the paddling pool) of the general water park is specially provided for children.
Location: Close to the center of the park so parents can see the children at all times. But it must be separated from the attractions of adult tourists.
Children’s play area planning and design points: The length of the water slide ramp and the depth of the pool are set according to children of different ages. Able to meet the needs of young children and school-age children.
Features: including licensed retail outlets; restaurants; gift shops; restrooms; security. A variety of food and gifts are available. Make sure visitors have easy access to the locker room and washroom.
Gift shop: It is best to set up at the entrance of the park (no one wants to walk around with a gift in the water park, sun protection products can cover the whole park)
Restaurant: Set at a meeting point, such as a small square in the park, preferably near the entrance, providing plenty of seating.
Security: Set in the area close to the entrance, it is a good way to monitor visitors to and from the park. Usually the security room will have the function of losing and attracting.
Washroom: It is arranged in an area convenient for tourists, such as the front door position, around the children’s area, the amusement equipment exit location, and the dining area.
Planning and design points: Set the length of the ramp and the depth of the pool according to children of different ages. Able to meet the needs of young children and school-age children.
7, Road network system
Function: All the roads surround the whole park and it is convenient and fast. The winding path is not suitable for the family-oriented paradise of the water park. All roads need to be connected and directional, ensuring that there are no broken roads and that multiple roads lead to the same attraction.
Planning and design points: The entrance area roads ensure sufficient width to meet the peak crowd flow and evacuation purposes. Ensure that all road systems are connected.
Why choose to build a water park?
Because the water park is relatively lower in investment than the theme park, the investment is less, the difficulty is lower, the construction period is shorter, and the investment return is faster. The water park investment amount is only one-third of the land amusement park.
How to combine water park equipment?
Create the right combination of water attractions will create a unique water park experience. The balance between water stimulation slide and relaxation slide is achieved by combining the wave pool with the drifting river and the water amusement equipment. Whether creating a new indoor or outdoor water park, we are not creating a water park built by equipment. We hope to create a water park that is based on basic needs, well-planned and well-equipped. Improve the quality of the water park in an all-round way to achieve the goal of increasing the tourist’s revisit rate. The main large-scale attractions in the park need to be arranged separately to spread tourists in the park. Guide tourists through catering and sales to increase the retails consumption of tourists.
There are many kinds of water park equipment. We only discuss the rules of water park equipment combination and distribution. It does not involve the selection of specific equipment/facilities. The choice of specific equipment, owners and designers should be considered in combination with actual conditions.
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