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LIMOGES, ON, June 28, 2011 /CNW/ - It's today that Calypso, Canada's
biggest theme waterpark, has launched its new attraction, the Summit Tower. Featuring 10 new waterslides, each more impressive than the next, and a
total height of 10 storeys, the new Summit Tower is the tallest free-standing waterslide tower in North America.
After only a year of operation, the company invests $5 million in this
spectacular new attraction. "The addition of this new aquatic complex
is our answer to the tremendous success we had during the 2010 summer
season, explains Guy Drouin, Calypso's president and CEO. Summit Tower features 10 new waterslides in a single tower; it's practically a whole
other waterpark in itself."
Summit Tower features 10 waterslides that offer something for the entire family:
The Accelerators, first of their kind, consist in four 90-feet (28 metres) tall
high-speed slides, two of which include toboggan boats with four person
and two with double inner tubes.
Designed for thrill seekers, the AquaLoops, a Canadian exclusivity,are two slides where adrenaline and centrifugal
force are combine to give swimmers an unforgettable experience. The
ride starts in an enclosed cabin with a trap door. At the signal, the
floor suddenly opens and swimmers are "dropped in a vertical freefall"
at a height of 55 feet (17 metres), then follow a roller coaster-like
ride with a 2.5 G loop. A video of an AquaLoop is available at calypsopark.com.
The Family Twisters, four coiled waterslides with translucent and closed-off sections at a
height of 30 feet (9 meters). Families will love sliding down the AquaSnake, Pigtail, Mellow Yellow and Twist & Shout.
Calypso VIP Experience
A new VIP Zone featuring 15 luxurious private cabanas has also been
added for the summer season. Visitors will have a blast with their
family, colleagues or friends in these cabanas, which come equipped
with lounge chairs, a sound system, a refrigerator and much more.
Rental fees are set at $99 per day. The VIP Zone also features a
terrace bar open to everyone, with attentive, personalized care given
About Canada's biggest theme waterpark
Calypso stands out through its sheer size: an aquatic section covering
over 100 acres and including over 35 waterslides, 100 water games, the
country's largest wave pool and all heated pools. These attractions,
which include Jungle Run River, Pirate's Aquaplay and Zoo Lagoon for kids, are each more impressive than the next and feature the latest
in cutting-edge technology. Officially opened in summer 2010 following
a $45 million investment, this waterpark has had a remarkable freshman
year. Furthermore, Calypso won the 2011 award for New company of year as part
of the Ottawa Tourism Award. Calypso Theme Waterpark is located east of Ottawa off Highway 417 and
75 minutes from Montreal.
In order to take full advantage of Calypso's numerous attractions all
summer long, guests are invited to visit calypsopark.com to purchase season membership.
Additional information, an event calendar and photos and videos of
Calypso Theme Waterpark are available on the brand new website, at calypsopark.com, and official Facebook page Calypso Theme Waterpark.
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Image with caption: "Official unveiling of the Summit Tower. From left to right: Ginette Robert, vice-president sales & marketing, Guy Drouin, president and CEO, Sylvain Lauzon, executive vice-president, Richard Legault, councillor for Ward 4 in the Nation Municipality, accompanied by the Calypso characters. (CNW Group/Calypso Theme Waterpark)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110628_C9617_PHOTO_EN_01.jpg
Image with caption: "Kids having fun in the Toboggan Alley, a world exclusive from Calypso. (CNW Group/Calypso Theme Waterpark)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20110628_C9617_PHOTO_EN_02.jpg
SOURCE Calypso Theme Waterpark
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