Polin Fusion Waterslides Debuts in France!

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Campsite Le Chateau Vieux in Saint Hilaire de Riez, France, was already known as a popular resort with its wide variety of activities and programs.

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Campsite Le Chateau Vieux expects its combo waterslides to attract record-breaking crowds after their debut last season.

Campsite Le Chateau Vieux in Saint Hilaire de Riez, France, was already known as a popular resort with its wide variety of activities and programs. But its popularity soared even higher last season when it introduced two new combination waterslides, one that includes the country's first Sphere waterslide. The slides opened in May 2015.

Polin Waterparks (Turkey) designed the 1,000-square-meter (10,763-square-foot) area of aquatic attractions at the five-star resort. Guests who visited the park for the new waterlides' debuts were wowed, and new guests this season are likely to have the same reaction.

A stunning experience - outside and inside

Rising above the resort's pools, the flumes of the new combination waterslide attractions - exquisite examples of Polin's engineering expertise - twist overhead with colorfully graphic exteriors that feature the waterslide company's patented Special Patterns Technology. The slides at Campsite Le Chateau Vieux are especially eye-catching, because every component sports a different design. Each also incorporates Polin's patented Natural Light Effects technology to deliver a wildly hypnotic visual experience for guests swooshing through the slides' interiors.

While the slides' exteriors may garner many positive comments, however, guests can't truly appreciate their heart-pounding allure until they experience them from the inside. That's because the new attractions combine four of Polin's most popular offerings:

  • Sphere + Blackhole Combo. Guests in two-person rafts enter the sphere with a startling drop, then shoot from side to side, back and forth, before exiting via another surprising drop. Their path then takes them along the Blackhole's enclosed, undulating slide path. Like the Sphere's components, the Blackhole offers the same special effects that create a unique and dramatic visual experience for the rider.

One important note: This is the first Sphere waterslide in France!

While Campsite Le Chateau Vieux chose a colorful graphic option for these slides' exteriors, other facilities can choose designs that specifically match their unique themes. Parks also can choose between enclosed versions to create completely dark attractions or partly open versions. Entry options include both conveyors and towers, pool or run-out exits, and double, triple and quadruple configurations.

  • Space Hole + Aquatube. Once guests' hearts stop pounding from their ride on the Sphere + Blackhole, they can get their adrenaline pumping again by getting into the queue for the campsite's second fusion waterslide. On this option, guests' experience one of the longest speed rides available with three levels of excitement. First, they race through an enclosed tube before exiting into a huge open bowl. Centrifugal force pushes them around the bowl's interior before they end with a big splash through the ride's "hole." The ride continues along its thrilling path as guests enter the Aquatube portion. (Again, visual and auditory effects can be added at a facilities' choosing.)

Like all of Polin's attractions, the slides at Campsite Le Chateau Vieux are constructed using Resin-Transfer Molding (RTM) composites-production technology. The ground-breaking process creates a perfectly smooth, shiny and superior quality waterslide both aesthetically and physically. Translucent options are also available.

Strong partnerships for long-term success

Polin worked on the camping resort's design and construction alongside partner Edsun Loisirs, a leisure park and outdoor recreation design firm. Polin has been a proud partner with the company for nearly 10 years.
Campsite Le Chateau Vieux is a sister campsite to two other five-star resorts owned by Sun Marina Villages Club, a family-owned business that has been welcoming tourists to its facilities on the Vendée coast since 1983. The other two are Campsite Acapulco and Campsite Les Genêts, both in Saint Jean de Monts, France.

More on Polin Waterparks
Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of waterparks, waterslides & water play attractions. 2500 waterpark projects in 97 countries around the world have been completed by Polin, and Polin is the biggest waterslide supplier in Eurasia. Working with a wide variety of clients has helped Polin reach several milestones; including installing the first waterparks of many countries and many other award winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. Polin offers the industry's widest range of products, including signature rides such as the patented King Cobra, Magic Spheres, Spheres, Magi Cone and Space Shuttle.

Polin is the pioneer in the advancement and application of closed-molded manufacturing technology in waterslide development. First implemented in 2006, 100% of Polin's annual fiberglass production has been converted to resin transfer molding (RTM), and meets the industry's highest standards. Polin offers both bowl rides and family rides featuring RTM techniques. Polin also offers its unique and patented Natural Light Effect technology, Special Pattern Effects technology in RTM and translucent RTM waterslides. Polin is an ISO9001 certificate holder by TUV Germany since 2003, all Polin slides conform to European norms, all steel parts conform to international DIN standards, all designs conform to ASTM practices, and Polin is also CSEI approved for projects in China. Polin is the only waterslide company that holds a quality certificate for all of its waterslides by TUV, and was the 2012 Export Winner of Turkey in the SMSE Category. Polin has a high plant capacity with production in Turkey. Polin's team totals 350 people, with five offices throughout the world.

Polin is committed to providing the best-quality product and service by investing in continuous research and development. The company plans to further expand its L-RTM line while introducing new signature rides and innovations.

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