Earlier this week, we brought you the news that Aquaventure at Atlantis The Palm is set to become the world’s largest waterpark. Plans were announced by one of the executive vice presidents at Atlantis Resorts and Residences, announcing that 2020 will see the waterpark expand in size by 30 percent (taking the total size of the park to more than 200,000 square metres).
Now, Atlantis has released the first images of the new section of the waterpark, that’s set to make it the world’s largest. The Trident Tower will be an enormous, 34-metre tall tower which will be home to a whopping 12 different slides.
The main of which will be a 449-metre long “water-coaster” that promises “uncompromising force at unprecedented speeds”, with the ride described as having a series of back-to-back curves, drops and climbs using a whole bunch of the latest technology to give you massive speeds.
There are plenty of other rides to come, too, with the Trident Tower also promising an updated version of the resort’s famous Leap of Faith ride. The difference, though, will be that two chambers and slides will run concurrently, each dropping guests more than 30 metres in a split second.
All of the rides are expected to be completed by summer 2020, so we’re looking forward to seeking some new thrills.
In other Aquaventure news, Atlantis has also confirmed that visitors to the waterpark will get two-day access as part of every single-day ticket. With prices starting from Dhs250 for park access, visitors will have two full days to tackle the whole park – all within a three-day period. The amount you’ll get in a basic pass has also massively increased, with all passes now including the shark and ray feeding shows, Dolphin Bay, the Surf’s Up wave machine at Wavehouse and The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Now that the temperature is rising, it’s time to go hit the water. If you’re looking for more waterparks to check out, have a look at our round-up of the five best ones in Dubai right now.
Coming summer 2020. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2000).