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Press release from Siam Park – The Lost city

Posted by dolly diver on May 29, 2008
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Fun and adventures for the little ones.
Siam Park The Water Kingdom is full of rides and adventures for the whole family. The little ones will enjoy this unlimited fun play area designed specially for them. The lost City is an attraction consisting of a combination of multiple towers joined by bridges and nets, with waterfalls, slides and water games that make a real kid city where splashing and getting wet is simply a must. Kids and adults will become little adventure’s as they discover the secrets of the “Lost City” or get into a water gun fight. There’s a magic atmosphere running through waterfalls, fountains, water curtains and pools that are surrounded by lush vegetation to arouse children´s imagination.

The attraction’s design and its unique theme set it apart from any other in the world. Many sculptures inspired by oriental designs, mystical creatures, snakes, seahorses, elephants and monkeys, among others, have been used in its construction. Different materials and textures have been used with the intention of transporting children to the ancient Kingdom of Siam, in order to make their day at the park a full adventure. Up in the tallest tower of the lost city, the head of the monkey king, Hanuman, keep and eye on everyone to surprise whoever dare to discover him.

The Lost City includes a special place for the younger members of the family. Babies won´t have to look at the rest in envy, Siam Park has designed a special place for them, where they can safely enjoy slides and a pool in the company of their parents, brothers or sisters.

Security is Siam Park team’s first priority. The area will be under constant vigilance by lifeguards. The attraction will only have one entrance and exit point, allowing parents not to loose sight of their children. Water is renewed and filtered continuously to ensure it is fresh and pure. Slides will be restricted for kids over 1 m tall but all are welcome to splash to play to their hearts content.

With a 28m fall this attraction is the tallest in Europe and could be enjoyed this summer

Full of adrenaline and excitement, Christoph Kiessling Director of Siam Park and his father, Wolfgang Kieslling President of Loro Parque experienced the most incredible sensation of the year and became the first to slide down Siam Park’s highest attraction, which will be opening its doors before this summer.

The Tower of Power will no doubt be the most thrilling attraction of all the water parks in the world. Those brave enough to enjoy this ride will first have to climb up the 256 stairs to reach the top. The start of the ride is almost vertical giving you a “free fall” sensation down the 28m slide from launch point to ground level.

This initiated the testing of all the rides in Europe’s biggest water park which adds a whole new dimension to the leisure offering in Tenerife and is a modern concept on the old fashioned water park.

The Tower of Power will no doubt establish itself as the main attraction for anyone looking for a real adrenaline rush. The ride can be experienced by all those over 1.45m and depending on your weight you can reach speeds of 40km an hour as you plunge down. The start of the ride is almost vertical and as you rush down the slide you move over a thin film of water giving you a sensation of “free fall”.

At the end of the 28m fall as you begin to brake you pass through the aquarium with more than 13,000 tropical fish which is a sight to behold, your journey ends as you plunge into a huge pool. For those who want to experience the adrenaline rush, The Tower of Power is the one for you this summer.

Siam Park on course to give Tenerife an oriental boost

Posted by dolly diver on December 18, 2007
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The countdown continues … after a deadline delay. Siam Park is now scheduled to open after unforeseen problems intervened, in the spring. But the wait will be worth it. The odds are that Costa Adeje and the great entrance-paying public won’t know what’s hit them when it does.
Touted as Europe’s largest aquatic theme park, it’s hardly a surprise that the complexities of its installations have caused a rescheduling of that original inauguration deadline.
But the hardest part, the actual installing of the machinery needed to drive the attractions, will be concluded by December or January by the latest, say Siam Park sources. After that it will be a matter of cleaning up and putting the artistic and botanical finishing touches to what promises to become Tenerife’s top tourist attraction after Mount Teide. And for not a few, possibly before it!
So if you’re still thinking Butlins-style water chutes, you’d better think again. Siam Park will be raising the bar on all that’s gone before when it comes to water parks, and that goes for the world, never mind just Europe.
Take, for instance, the Wave Palace where surfers will be able to do their thing, negotiating three metre high waves; then there are the tranquil charms of a lazy float down the tropical River Sawasdee; the more daring will be able to hurtle at speed through something called the Jungle Snake … then there’s the thrill of exploring a water-logged lost city, not to mention the scary allure of water chutes with names to strike terror into the timid: the Volcano, the Naga Racer, the Kamikaze, the Double Bowl and the Gigante.
Anyone who has ever been tempted to try their hand at white water rafting now has the chance to do so – on the Mekong Rapids – battered about in a five-seater boat.
As far as theme parks go, Tenerife’s latest will be a succession of superlatives. It will have the longest artificial slow flowing river in the world boasting the highest elevation in the world – up to 8 metres in parts. It will have the biggest artificial waves in the world; it will have the largest variety of chutes in the world and it will house the largest number of Thai buildings outside Asia in the world.
If the opening has been delayed, no matter. The timing, as far as island tourism is concerned, couldn’t be better. An attraction of this quality, on this scale and in this island represents a lifeline for Tenerife’s flagging tourism sector.
The vision, dedication and sheer hard graft behind the park is an inspiration. One can only hope that those in positions of power whose own vision and imagination seem sadly lacking by comparison take the message of Siam Park on board and that a bit of the inspirational magic rubs off on them.
For everyone’s sake.
Source: Tenerife News
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