The origin of water park equipment industry

The origin of water park equipment industry

The water park is undoubtedly the hottest amusement project in summer. When it is hot, everyone can go to the water park to have fun in the water, full of laughter, and suitable for the whole family. So how did the water park come from? How did the water park equipment industry develop rapidly?


The world’s first water park was built in 1985 and is located in the West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, covering an area of 19,000 square meters. Since then, the water park industry has been increasingly successful in Canada, the northern United States and the Midwest. For example, Wisconsin Dels, which claims to be the “Water Park Capital of the World”, now has five water park resorts.

The birthplace of the water park does not show any weakness. Especially the indoor water park, its operation is not affected by weather conditions, so it can be open all year round. For people living in cold areas, the indoor water park is an ideal place for heating. Now every place is developing a water park with underground hot spring resources, and you can enjoy the hot spring water park in spring, summer, autumn and winter.

The large-scale growth of the global theme park and water park industry, ordinary people can notice, alluring amusement advertisements. According to the latest data released by the “Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)”, the number of global water park visitors increased by more than seven percentage points in 2013, with the main driving forces coming from Asia and South America. Interestingly, five of the world’s top 20 water parks are indoor water parks or outdoor water parks equipped with indoor water parks (South Korea’s Ocean World, Caribbean Bay, and Woongjin Pulei Park; Liaoning, China’s Royal Ocean Park) ; Japan Summer Paradise) and so on.

To assess the importance of the water park industry, just refer to the World Water Park Association (WWA). The World Water Park Association in Kansas, USA has approximately 1,000 members in 42 countries around the world, including park operators and suppliers. Among them, about one third of park owners, operators and developers operate water parks, both public and private.

Aleatha Ezra, member director of the World Water Park Association, said that the entire water park industry is applying new, green and environmentally-friendly construction methods, so there are comfortable and fun water equipment that integrate indoor and outdoor characteristics and suitable for all ages.

The rapid development of water parks has led to the rapid expansion of the number of water park equipment manufacturers . The uneven product quality, rising industry standards, and more innovative and fun equipment are all affecting the development of the industry. Although water parks are becoming more and more popular around the world, the challenges faced by this industry are also everywhere. The changing weather patterns, water and energy conservation, the introduction of new regulations and new standards have all raised questions for this water leisure industry.

Compared with dangerous swimming pools, lakes, rivers, etc., water parks provide a safer amusement environment. Of course, it is worth mentioning the safety and selectivity of water park equipment. Choosing good equipment is also the top priority.