Calypso Theme Waterpark presents its new theme river: Kongo Expedition!

LIMOGES, ON, June 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Calypso is kicking off its 4th season with a new addition that will be sure to impress! Kongo Expedition, a new theme river following a $7 million investment, will lead guests through the African savana.

It takes about 15 minutes to complete the river's nearly 400-meter course. Swimming fans will dive into a mysterious journey at the heart of Kongo Expedition's majestic setting, where they will discover abandoned beaches, flooded caves filled with surprises, huts, falls and torrents: a fun and magical African expedition! Explorers will need to watch out for the giant mammals, reptiles and sneaky primates lurking just around the bend… Also, an ancient legend tells that a mysterious tribe of feather-headed jungle folk armed with lances dwells at the end of this wavy river, led by a sorcerer that is as feared as he is worshipped.

Swimmers will have the chance to cool off at Kongo Beach, a family wave pool, located at Kongo Expedition's exit - fun for all ages!

After braving the river's secrets, adventurers can make the fun last even longer in the Splash Zone, with its many interactive water games.

"Kongo Expedition river enables us to diversify our selection of theme attractions and water games, said Mr. Guy Drouin, President and CEO of Calypso Theme Waterpark. Furthermore, this season Calypso Theme Waterpark will offer 8 new VIP cabanas, a new wooded area with 150 picnic tables and 3 new restaurants to satisfy the smallest cravings to the most voracious appetites: a fast-food location, a submarine shop and a dairy bar."

Kongo Expedition project, including new restaurants, required an investment of $7 million. The newly opened area, including the river, eateries and picnic area, covers approximately 20,000 sq. m., nearly 4 times the size of Calypso Palace wave pool. This is the park's first attraction in which swimmers can ride single inner tubes, thereby letting adventurers test their courage individually.1

Is your stomach growling? These new eateries have all appetites covered:

  • Expedition Lunch Box, offers subs, salads and paninis, for a healthy meal on-the-go.
  • Resto Kongo offers several combos, including hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs and much more! A quick to-go meal!
  • Tam Tam Ice Cream offers a variety of ice cream, slush and sundae flavours for those with a sweet tooth.

Calypso VIP Experience
Like Calypso's existing cabanas, the 8 new VIP cabanas offer both luxury and privacy, with deck chairs, a sound system, a refrigerator, free Wi-Fi Internet and preferred location with a scenic view of the waterpark. This unforgettable experience also features a bar-terrace area accessible to all, complete with attentive, personalized service. Rental fees are $99 per day for a group of 4 guests.

Season membership
In order to take full advantage of Calypso Theme Waterpark's numerous waterslides and games, swimmers are invited to check out and purchase their season pass or daily ticket.

Additional information, an event calendar, as well as photos and videos of Calypso Theme Waterpark, are available on its website, at and official Facebook page: Calypso Theme Waterpark.

Calypso Theme Waterpark's opening hours for the 2013 summer season
Calypso, Canada's biggest and best theme waterpark, invites families and friends to come enjoy its many theme aquatic attractions from June 6 to September 2.

June 6 to June 14         10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
June 15 to August 17       10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
August 18 to September 2     10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

About Canada's biggest and best theme waterpark
Calypso stands out through its sheer size, with an aquatic section covering over 100 acres featuring over 35 heated waterslides, 100 water games, Canada's largest wave pool, North America's tallest waterslide tower and much more! These attractions, which include AquaLoops, a one-of-a-kind attraction in Canada, Pirate's Aquaplay for kids and Boomerango, are each more impressive than the next and feature the latest in cutting-edge technology.

Officially opened in summer 2010 and representing a total investment of nearly $65 million, this waterpark has won several awards for the quality of its installations. In 2012, Calypso received two prestigious awards, namely Company of the Year, given by the Regroupement des gens d'affaires de la Capitale Nationale (RGA), and Innovation of the Year for Summit Tower, given by Ottawa Tourism. Calypso Theme Waterpark is located east of Ottawa, off Highway 417, and 75 minutes from Montreal.


1 Kongo Expedition is for guests aged 3 and up. Personal Flotation Devices are available on-site free of charge. 


Image with caption: "Official inauguration of the river Kongo Expedition at Calypso Theme Waterpark. Surrounded by African dancers as well as Wildman Jack, from left to right: Mr. François St-Amour, mayor of The Nation, Mr. Guy Drouin, President and CEO of Calypso Theme Waterpark, Mr. Grant Crack, MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, Mr. Marcel Legault, municipal councillor for The Nation and Mr. Jean-Marc Lalonde, former MPP for Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. (CNW Group/Calypso Park)". Image available at:

SOURCE: Calypso Park

For further information:

Bridget Ann Peterson / Yvette Cakpo
Massy Forget Langlois Public Relations
514 842-2455, ext. 26 / 10

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