We are delighted to confirm that work is now complete on two new water rides at Center Parcs Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, where we acted as Cost Consultant, Project Manager and M&E Consultant on this unique project.
The two exhilarating new family raft rides, which are within the village’s existing Subtropical Swimming Paradise complex, opened on 16 August with Ellie Simmonds, five-time Paralympic champion and Warminster and District Amateur Swimming Club being amongst the first to try them out.
The project also includes a new Venture Harbour family water play area which will feature fun slides and giant tipping buckets – as well as a small children’s area named Venture Bay with a toddler pool and water spouts.
One of the new rides – Typhoon – is entirely unique to Center Parcs and is the first of its kind in the UK. Combining two separate rides, it has been designed as a single or two-person experience, incorporating drops and swings with stunning light, sound and visual elements. The second ride – Tropical Cyclone – sees guests travelling in four-person rafts as they embark on 142 metres of electrifying twists, turns and gravity-defying drops.
Director of mechanical and engineering at Edmond Shipway, who have offices at Phoenix Park, Nottingham, Daman Ranby, said: “We are really pleased to have worked with Center Parcs once again, on the further development of one of their already very popular villages. The unusual light, sound and visual elements of the project have made it particularly great to work on. The new water rides at Longleat Forest, are an exciting addition to its existing features, and will provide fun for all of the family. We are sure they will be a great success.”