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Entering A Lost World Dream Island Waterpark takes guests back to the age of dinosaurs with a Jurassic theme. Located on the third floor of Dream Town Shopping Mall in the Kiev, Dream Island Waterpark is the largest indoor waterpark in Ukraine. The waterpark, located between two metro stations, Minskaya and Geroyev Dnepra, opened on July 15th, 2011. A dream come true This unique indoor park covers about 25,000 square me- ters (approx. 269,000 sq. ft.) and has a capacity of about 3,500 people. Once guests enter the park they feel that they have been transported to a “lost world” thanks to the impeccable Ju- rassic theme located throughout the park with prehistoric animals and wild plants. They then have the choice of 14 waterslides, 5 especially themed pools and 9 types of sau- nas—all designed and supplied by Polin Waterparks. “We faced some unique design challenges in the creation of this particular park. Due to the existing rectangular shape of the building, all the waterslides had to start above the building and enter through the roof,” said Zeynep Can- baz, the Senior Designer. “We ended up using the existing building supports to de- sign the waterslides. In the end everyone was happy!” Besides the usual high-thrill water rides, Dream Island includes many attractions for younger kids including an interactive water play area, an aqua tower, a fish aquari- um, smaller waterslides and other attractions. The park is open year-round, seven days a week. Making a splash! Dream Island contains a gaggle of nearly every type of waterslides available including the following: • “Turbolance” allows riders to experience a steep drop down where they are propelled uphill vertically. Then they experi- ence another unforgettable path this time a reverse path tak- ing them over a bump and ending into a splash pool.(44 World Waterpark Magazine® February 2012
Details Dream Island WaterPark Obolonsky Prospect 21 B Kiev, Ukraine http://www.aqua.dreamtown.ua/ Owners: Mr. Aleksandr Melamud and Mr. Gari Korogodsky are the investors and owners. Admission prices: 200-400 Grivna Dates open: Year-round, seven days a• “Space Hole” is an exciting ride for speed riding and week.appeals to teenage riders especially. Riders should be Size/Acres: 24,000 square metersready to experience a fast ride that uses centrifugal force. Capacity: 3,500• “Body Slide” is a very versatile open slide that offers a Number of employees: 80safe, smooth ride and is ideal for riders of all shapes and Clientele (percent local vs. tourist): Bothsizes. It is one of the most preferred slides in the facility local & touristthanks to its universal appeal and easy ride. Future expansion plans: Not decided yet• “Multislide” offers guest the choice to ride using a stan-dard mat or on their backs. This interactive slide givespatrons of the park a chance to enjoy the joy of head-to-head action thanks to its six racing lanes. suppliers Design of the Waterpark: Polin• “Black Hole” is one of the largest and most popular en-closed tube rides in the facility. Special effects and color Consultants: Polin; Arhmetalprojectchanges allow for a visual excitement while riders go Construction: Arhmetalprojectthrough the tube. Plus, riders travel at higher speeds, so Waterslides: Polinthe thrill level is elevated. Wave pool: Polin Lazy river: DMV Ukraine• “Flying Boats” is a rollercoaster-style ride where riders go Raft/Tubes/Mats: Zebecuphill on jetted water. Guests enjoy a journey full of sur-prises as they go down and then up, and then experience Children’s interactive play structure: Polina great ride downward before finishing at the bottom. Children’s equipment: Polin Filtration equipment: DMV Ukraine• “Tunnel FreeFall” offers one of the most exciting drops Pumps: DMV Ukrainealong with the maximum of safety. Chemical: DMV Ukraine )Continued on page 46 Chemical controllers: DMV Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine, A History Kiev (Kyiv) is the capital and the largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River. The name Kiev is said to derive from the name of Kyi, one of four legendary founders of the city (brothers Kyi, Shchek, Khoryv and sister Lybid). During its history, Kiev, one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, passed through several stages of great prominence and rela- tive obscurity. The city probably existed as a commercial center as early as the 5th century. A Slavic settlement on the great trade route between Scandinavia and Constantinople, Kiev was a tributary of the Khazars, until seized by the Vikings in the mid-9th century. Under Vikings rule, the city became a capital of the Rus’, the first East Slavic state. Completely destroyed during the Mongol invasion in 1240, the city lost most of its influence for the centuries to come. It was a provincial capital of marginal importance in the outskirts of the territories controlled by its powerful neighbours; first the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, fol- lowed by Poland and Russia. The city prospered again during the Russian Empire’s industrial revolution in the late 19th century. In 1917, after the Ukrainian National Republic declared independence from the Russian Empire, Kiev became its capital. And from 1921 onwards Kiev was an important city of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, and, from 1934, its capital. During World War II, the city again suffered significant damage, but quickly recovered in the post-war years, remaining the third largest city of the Soviet Union. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Ukrainian independence of 1991, Kiev remained the capital of Ukraine. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiev 45 )
These are just a few highlights of the ride mix offered at Dream Island Waterpark. Of course the park offers more than just excit- ing rides. The park offers party programs, corporate celebrations and space for special events. Full packages include entrance to the waterpark along with some group activi- ties like water polo, volleyball, etc. The facility also has a conference room for meetings. Groups that rent out the conference space may include a meal within their package which is most often a lunch, dinner or cocktail type of service. If it is a birth- day party, then Dream Island has a package of activities specially designed for kids together with a kids’ meal. Since the park offers such a unique and educational theme, Dream Island gives a special discount on Wednesdays to students from area schools. In the future, the facility is hoping to do more tie-ins with the theme for field trips, science projects and more with elementary and sec- ondary schools. To keep guests safe, Dream Is- land employs around 100 certified lifeguards throughout the year. Visit the official web site of the wa- ter park at http://dreamtown.ua/ to learn more about the facility.(46 World Waterpark Magazine® February 2012