Polin Waterparks  

Kocaeli,  GEBZE 
Turkey
http://www.polin.com.tr
  • Booth: 1-603

Polin Waterparks has been doing what she is doing with that same feeling of anticipation and energy for 42 years. Committed
to innovation, quality, technology and passionate about design, we’ve grown from a family company into a global
leader, with 3000 waterpark projects in 105 countries worldwide. We’re proud to offer the industry’s widest range
of waterpark attractions.


Our pioneering technologies and ground-breaking designs mean that we are the trusted suppliers to some of the
world’s biggest, award-winning waterparks. We understand that each and every element of the waterpark
matters and our thrilling waterslides help break attendance records for our clients all over the world.


Game-changing innovations such as our landmark King Cobra waterslide or L-RTM technology
in water slide manufacturing have set new industry benchmarks for creativity and excitement.
Polin is committed to providing the best-quality products and services by investing
in continuous research and development.


You are invited to experience,
The Polin Experience.


 Press Releases

  • Recognized for its continuous innovation and being a game changer, Polin now has the ability to grow even faster as it formally is organized under Polin Group.

    Turkey (April 26, 2018) - A milestone for the Polin brand took place recently when the process required to finalize the establishment of Polin Holding under the brand name Polin Group was completed. All of the companies and brands incorporated within Polin Group will continue to be housed under one of four main umbrellas: Amusement AttractionsComposites ManufacturingPark Development and Funtastic Parks.

    Founded in 1976, Polin Waterparks has served as a world leader in the design, production, engineering and installation of waterparks and water play structures while differentiating itself from competitors with its innovative solutions and R&D focus.

    "This change recognizes the new role that our company plays in the global amusement industry today," says Dr. Baris Pakis, president of the Polin Holding. "Our company is a worldwide and recognized leader in the market. Many know us as the 'game changer' due to our innovation and success in completing 3,000 waterpark projects in 105 countries. We expect that our company can become even more successful in the future."

    The company's knowledgeable and creative team of engineers and designers has helped Polin gain invaluable experience worldwide. Each team member shares its intelligence and successes with all other service units within the company, each now organized within its own structure and working toward the overall vision: to be "Always Innovative," deliver "Worldwide Superior Quality" and maintain a level of "Technology Leadership" for each individual brand. 

    The Birth of Polin Holdings
    The internationally successful brands that Polin Waterparks created within its own organization is what led to the firm reshaping its organizational structure and developing into a holding company. 

    With this renewed organizational plan, Polin Group aims to increase profitability, efficiency and the scope of the group by offering more integrated solutions. Ultimately, the new organization will allow the business to meet the varying expectations for best-of-class products and services in the amusement parks industry. 

    Within the framework of the new organizational structure of Polin Group will be:

    • Amusement Attractions, which includes Polin Waterparks, Attractions, Game Technologies, Polin Aquariums, Safari Parks and Theming
    • Composites Manufacturing, which includes Composites, Fipol and Futuraform Companies
    • Park Development, which includes Design Studio, Park Services, Project Development, and Investment Planning and Management
    • Funtastic Parks, which includes Funtastic Aquariums, Funtastic Waterparks and Funtastic Amusement Parks.

    New Management and Organizational Structure
    At the top management level of Polin Holding, Dr. Baris Pakis has been named President, and Basar Pakis is Group CEO. 

    Four units will be deliver support services to Polin Holdings: Business Development Directorate, Marketing and Corporate Communications Directorate, Strategy and Human Resources Directorate and Financial Affairs Directorate. 

    Within this context, there have been some organizational changes. Dr. Kubilay Alpdogan has been appointed to General Manager of Polin Waterparks. Before his assignment to General Manager at Polin Waterparks, Dr. Kubilay Alpdogan has been the Director of Sales and Design for 5 years and the Manager of Sales and Design for 5 years respectively.  In his 10 years of Polin Waterparks experience, he has been managing the domestic and global sales teams, architectural and conceptual design teams. Before Polin, Kubilay had 6 years of Consumer Products and HVAC Industry experience as Sales Team Leader at Arçelik-LG Electronics and more than 3 years of Correspondent Banking and Finance experience as International Relations Specialist at EGS Bank. Dr. Kubilay is Industrial Engineer holding the degrees of MSc in Engineering Management and PhD in Industrial Engineering.
    Also Bilge Pakis has been appointed to the position of Sales and Design Director after having served as Design Manager of Polin Waterparks for 13 years.  

    Polin Group Business Development Director Eyup Ispiroglu will be responsible for creating new products and services for the group companies. Marketing and Corporate Communications Director Sohret Pakis will oversee marketing and communication activities of the Polin Group. Strategy and Human Resources Director Muge Tolunay Gundogdu will handle all processes related to human resources. And Financial Affairs Director Erdal Bulut will manage all finances. 

    Basar Pakis, CEO of Polin Group says the new organization will allow clients to receive all needed solutions under one umbrella with many value-added services. "We will deliver the synergy that comes from a multi-leveled firm. From our fully qualified human resources staff to our self-improved organizational structure, we are truly a one-stop shop for our clients and partners."  

     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 a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides &and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,000 waterpark projects in 105 countries around the world and 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 in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. 

      

    For more info, visit www.polin.com.tr or contact  Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or   sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    April 26, 2018

    Turkey 

    Polin Announces New Group Structure

    Recognized for its continuous innovation and being a game changer, Polin now has the ability to grow even faster as it formally is organized under Polin Group.

    Turkey (April 26, 2018) - A milestone for the Polin brand took place recently when the process required to finalize the establishment of Polin Holding under the brand name Polin Group was completed. All of the companies and brands incorporated within Polin Group will continue to be housed under one of four main umbrellas: Amusement Attractions,Composites ManufacturingPark Development and Funtastic Parks.

    Founded in 1976, Polin Waterparks has served as a world leader in the design, production, engineering and installation of waterparks and water play structures while differentiating itself from competitors with its innovative solutions and R&D focus.

    "This change recognizes the new role that our company plays in the global amusement industry today," says Dr. Baris Pakis, president of the Polin Holding. "Our company is a worldwide and recognized leader in the market. Many know us as the 'game changer' due to our innovation and success in completing 3,000 waterpark projects in 105 countries. We expect that our company can become even more successful in the future."

    The company's knowledgeable and creative team of engineers and designers has helped Polin gain invaluable experience worldwide. Each team member shares its intelligence and successes with all other service units within the company, each now organized within its own structure and working toward the overall vision: to be "Always Innovative," deliver"Worldwide Superior Quality" and maintain a level of "Technology Leadership" for each individual brand.

    The Birth of Polin Holdings
    The internationally successful brands that Polin Waterparks created within its own organization is what led to the firm reshaping its organizational structure and developing into a holding company.

    With this renewed organizational plan, Polin Group aims to increase profitability, efficiency and the scope of the group by offering more integrated solutions. Ultimately, the new organization will allow the business to meet the varying expectations for best-of-class products and services in the amusement parks industry.

    Within the framework of the new organizational structure of Polin Group will be:

    • Amusement Attractions, which includes Polin Waterparks, Attractions, Game Technologies, Polin Aquariums, Safari Parks and Theming
    • Composites Manufacturing, which includes Composites, Fipol and Futuraform Companies
    • Park Development, which includes Design Studio, Park Services, Project Development, and Investment Planning and Management
    • Funtastic Parks, which includes Funtastic Aquariums, Funtastic Waterparks and Funtastic Amusement Parks.

    New Management and Organizational Structure
    At the top management level of Polin Holding, Dr. Baris Pakis has been named President, and Basar Pakis is Group CEO.

    Four units will be deliver support services to Polin Holdings: Business Development Directorate, Marketing and Corporate Communications Directorate, Strategy and Human Resources Directorate and Financial Affairs Directorate.

    Within this context, there have been some organizational changes. Dr. Kubilay Alpdogan has been appointed to General Manager of Polin Waterparks. Before his assignment to General Manager at Polin Waterparks, Dr. Kubilay Alpdogan has been the Director of Sales and Design for 5 years and the Manager of Sales and Design for 5 years respectively.  In his 10 years of Polin Waterparks experience, he has been managing the domestic and global sales teams, architectural and conceptual design teams. Before Polin, Kubilay had 6 years of Consumer Products and HVAC Industry experience as Sales Team Leader at Arçelik-LG Electronics and more than 3 years of Correspondent Banking and Finance experience as International Relations Specialist at EGS Bank. Dr. Kubilay is Industrial Engineer holding the degrees of MSc in Engineering Management and PhD in Industrial Engineering.
    Also Bilge Pakis has been appointed to the position of Sales and Design Director after having served as Design Manager of Polin Waterparks for 13 years. 

    Polin Group Business Development Director Eyup Ispiroglu will be responsible for creating new products and services for the group companies. Marketing and Corporate Communications Director Sohret Pakis will oversee marketing and communication activities of the Polin Group. Strategy and Human Resources Director Muge Tolunay Gundogdu will handle all processes related to human resources. And Financial Affairs Director Erdal Bulut will manage all finances.

    Basar Pakis, CEO of Polin Group says the new organization will allow clients to receive all needed solutions under one umbrella with many value-added services. "We will deliver the synergy that comes from a multi-leveled firm. From our fully qualified human resources staff to our self-improved organizational structure, we are truly a one-stop shop for our clients and partners."  

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    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 a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides &and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,000 waterpark projects in 105 countries around the world and 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 in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. 

      

    For more info, visit www.polin.com.tr or contact  Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or   sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr.

  • The newly opened LetoLeto Water Park which is the largest water park of Russia will help the development of tourism in Tyumen.

    Turkey (July 9, 2018) - The burgeoning waterpark industry in Russia led Polin Waterparks (Turkey) to open an office in the country several years ago specifically to manage the development of these facilities and serve the waterpark industry int he region the best way possible. Now a leader in bringing waterpark attractions to the country, Polin's previous installations include the Gorki Indoor Waterpark just outside Ryazan, H20 Waterpark and many more in different cities of the country. ( Please see our google maps application for all our references in Russia.) Polin Waterparks' latest Project, LetoLeto Water Park which is the largest water park of Russia in Tyumen city completed as a result of 3 years of great work. Polin has worked with local investment group Sibentel Holding on the facility.

    On June 7, in the regional center, the Leto Leto aqua park hosted several hundred people within the framework of the technical opening. Officially, the work of the entertainment complex started on June 8. The launch of the complex was attended personally by the provincial governor of the region.

    Before pressing the start button of the water park, Alexander Moore inspected the entertainment complex built by the holding company Sibintel. Together with Moore, the largest in Russia, as the builders say, the speaker of the regional Duma Sergey Korepanov, Senator Stepan Kirichuk, ex-Governor of Yamal Yuriy Neelov, other deputies and officials, including the four deputy governors of the Tyumen region, took a walk in the water park.

    In the water park, where there are several dozens of water attractions and the air temperature is about 28-29 degrees. Amazing speed slides, sudden curves and the total length of all water slides over 1 km, the height of the most extreme of them reaches 21 meters. There is also an enormous wave pool of 750 m2 with four programmable modes, 570 m3 Lazy River with 3 km per hour flow speed and one of the biggest kids zone in Russia of total area 1300 m2. large children's area and a bistro. The waterpark can daily host 2500 guests. Nearby is a four-star hotel with a gourmet restaurant. The hotel and the water park are fully adapted for people with disabilities.

    Among the 10+ waterslides completed for the more than 10,000-square-meter (107,000-square-feet) facility, Polin Waterparks installed three of its most popular: Turbolance, Windigo and Magic Hole. A separate children's area is available for the youngest guests, and several large pools offer more relaxed recreation, including a wave pool. 

    During the opening ceremony of the first stage of the water park, the acting governor of the Tyumen region Alexander Moore noted that the water park "Leto Leto" is a very beautiful and necessary facility for Tyumen and the region.

    "I am sure that it will become one of the most favorite places for family recreation for Tyumen citizens and guests of the regional capital, will turn into a point of attraction for tourists from other regions of the country. The government of the Tyumen region creates comfortable conditions for investors in all areas of our economy. The creation of an aqua park is yet another confirmation of the correctness of such a strategy, "Moore concluded, thanking the company" Sibintel-holding "for the successful implementation of a large-scale investment project.

    Selim Doguoglu, General Manager of the Russian office of Polin Waterparks, says Polin focuses on creating rides that deliver thrilling adrenaline rushes that keep guests coming back. "It's a real honor to know that our attractions are helping our partners like LetoLeto Aquapark not just satisfy their patrons but gain their enduring affection," he says. "It's truly satisfying to see the comments guests make after experiencing our designs. We know we've succeeded when guests rate our partners' parks with their highest reviews."

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    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 a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides &and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,000 waterpark projects in 105 countries around the world and 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 in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. 

    For more info, visit www.polin.com.tr or contact  Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or   sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr
  • Polin Waterparks announces new additions to the Tatralandia Aquapark in Slovakia

    Tatralandia Holiday Resort is the largest year-round water fun complex with accommodation in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland. Aquapark Tatralandia, which is a part of it, with year-round seaside paradise Tropical Paradise and accommodation complex Holiday Village Tatralandia, decided to expand and install new rides. They chose Polin Waterparks as their water slide supplier to create two unique rides for the parks. The two designed and installed slides are Polin's Family Turbolance and Family Rafting Waterslides.

    The installation of the waterslides at Tatralandia is nearing completion and the ride will be opening by the end of June.

    Family Turbolance is first in Europe. It is a high capacity ride with 4 people. You start riding from a height of 17.16 m, which correspondents to a 5-floor panel building. Riders will first experience a steep/big drop down and then they are propelled uphill vertically. They then experience another unforgettable path, this time a reverse path taking them over a bump and ending into a splash pool. Tatralandia named the Family Turbolance as "Mega Delphin".

    Family Rafting Slide makes it possible to share entertainment and excitement. You can experience the joy of twists, turns and drops as a family in one of 4 passenger circular inflatable rafts. Tatralandia named the Family Rafting Slide as ''Mega 4 Family''

    The new slide complex contains both a Family Turbolance and Family Rafting Waterslide with a conveyor in-between. Boats will be carried up. Just choose a raft when boarding and enjoy the unrepeatable ride.

    Like Polin's other signature attractions, Family Turbolance is manufactured via  Resin-Transfer Molding (RTM) closed molded composites production technology which is the latest technology in waterslide manufacturing. This technology has many advantages. We can obtain a perfectly shiny and smooth finish on both sides of the slide; a more homogenous thickness distribution; perfectly smooth joints, and very important environmental advantages. Polin refers to the look as Magic Shine. Most waterslide manufacturers use conventional open-mold processes, which result in dull finishes that must then go another finishing process to achieve an acceptable exterior. RTM technology is mostly used in the automotive, marine and aircraft industries. Polin is the only waterslide manufacturer in the world that can produce large waterslide components using this technology and that can offer the complete line as RTM.

    Along with the appealing aesthetic of a glossy exterior, Polin's Family Rafting Waterslide also offers another innovative and patented feature: Polin's Natural Light Effect (NLE) technology within the enclosed parts. During daylight, this manufacturing process allows the slide's tubes to come alive with a shifting rainbow of colors. This effect can be seen by both the riders inside the tubes, as well as guests looking at the rides from outside the ride. Polin's engineers invented this "natural light show" 20 years ago using a special technique that allows sunlight to filter through the slide's composite material. As water flows through the tubes, it interacts with the light to create the effect. It's true that other waterslide manufacturers offer lighting effects inside their slides. Polin's technology, however, is unique because it requires no electricity, LED lamps or phosphorous paint. Polin has now been offering Natural Light Effects with RTM manufactured waterslides and Polin is holding a patent on this. No other waterslide manufacturer can offer this appealing special effect with an RTM manufactured waterslide.

    Polin worked on the project's design and construction alongside partner Eleven Kft. Polin has been a proud partner with the company for a long time.

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    Tatralandia Holiday Resort is the largest year-round water fun complex with accommodation in Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Poland. It is situated in Liptov region - region with plenty of cultural sights, typical folk culture and folklore, surrounded by the highest mountains in Slovakia - High and Low Tatras, Veľká Fatra (Great Fatra), Malá Fatra (Small Fatra) and Choč Mountains. Aquapark Tatralandia  is a part of it, with year-round seaside paradise Tropical Paradise and accommodation complex Holiday Village Tatralandia.

    For more info, visit www.tatralandia.sk or info@tatralandia.sk 

    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 a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,000 waterpark projects in 105 countries around the world and 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 in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations.

    For more info, visit  www.polin.com.tr or contact  Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or    sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr

  • In 2017, Americans spent more than $100 billion on summer vacations and continues an upward trend projected to continue into 2018, a survey from Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index shows.

    This spike represents a 12.5 percent increase over 2016, also showing that Americans' spending habits had increased for the second consecutive year. Allianz also reported that, on average, Americans spent $1,978 on summer vacations in 2017 - a 10 percent increase from 2016. 

    The American annual vacation is more important than ever, so attracting the right demographic while increasing your capacity for the growing market is key.

    But who's the big spender? 

    The survey found that:

    Millennials (ages 18 to 24) will spend $1,373

    Baby Boomers (ages 55 +) will spend $1,865

    Generation Xers (ages 35 to 54) will spend $2,628 

    In order to increase park capacity with a focus on these family-oriented big spenders, Polin USA offers a variety of high capacity family raft rides that can both attract more Generation Xers and their families and increase park capacity. These attractions can dispatch up to 880 people per hour, eliminating long and increased wait times which challenge the patience of parents and children alike.

    These slides can be custom designed to fit existing site spaces, mechanical systems, and designed for ease of maintenance. Run-out exits and stand-alone mechanical systems are offered to limit the impact on any existing systems and infrastructure. 

    One of the newest, cutting-edge slides is the Surf Safari which has a unique geometrical shape, streamlined design, and longer ride path than the traditional family raft rides. 

    For more information regarding the Surf Safari or numerous family raft slide options that can increase park attendance, throughput, and marketability, please visit our website at www.polinusa.com

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    Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is a world leader in the design, production, and installation of waterparks, waterslides &and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,000 waterpark projects in 105 countries around the world and 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 in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. 

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    For more info, visit www.polin.com.tr or contact  Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or   sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr

  • Polin Waterparks is honored with awards for innovative products, exceptional booth design, the image and the branding. 

    The prestigious awards recognize the best of the best at the annual international event. 

    Turkey (November 23, 2017) - Earning a single Brass Ring Award is a significant accomplishment for most participants of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions annual show. But this year, Polin Waterparks outdid itself by bringing home four of the prestigious honors.  

    IAAPA's Brass Ring Awards are recognized as among the most respected honors in the amusement industry. Polin Waterparks received its awards during the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

    Last year, Polin was honored with a Brass Ring for Best New Product for its Space Race waterslide, a first-of-its-kind waterslide that allows groups of riders to compete against one another. This year, Polin was recognized with four awards. The four awards bestowed on the company were: 

    Brass Ring for Best New Product, 1st Place - Category "Technology Applied to Amusements"

    This award recognizes new products that demonstrate the application of a technology that has not previously been used for the same function that the technology accomplishes in the new product. The award recognizes Polin's industry-breaking Splash VR - Virtual Reality Waterslide, a technology that provides a virtual-reality experience for waterpark guests without requiring a park to retrofit any aspect of an existing waterslide. Guests wear the wireless, waterproof VR headsets as they ride a waterslide to experience a unique journey, such as exploring the Lost City of Atlantis. 

    Brass Ring for Best New Product, 2nd Place - Category "Water Park Ride/Attraction"

    This award is for new products that are designed primarily for rides or attractions in a waterpark or water-activity areas in theme parks, amusement parks or family entertainment centers. IAAPA recognizes Polin's accomplishment in the introduction of its new Splash Cabin, the industry's first interactive, water-powered game. Designed for two players, the competition is a water-fueled battle using animated players who interact using a 3D screen. Guests enter a beach-style cabin to play and earn points by hitting moving targets.

    Brass Ring for Best Exhibit, 1st Place

    Winners of this award are exalted for the quality, originality and uniqueness of their booths' designs, along with branding elements (the use of corporate logo and/or brand within the design of the booth and promotion of product or service). Winners also must meet exceptional levels in regards to staffing (professional appearance, welcoming and friendly demeanor, approachable and knowledgeable) and overall appeal (booth cleanliness, attractive layout, and ease of access to information within the booth). 

    Sohret Pakis, Director of Marketing and Communications for Polin Waterparks , says that being recognized for having an exceptional booth was not an easy task. "We didn't rely simply on posters, models or videos," she explained. "We did have those elements, but we focused on giving an experience to guests who entered our booth. We wanted it to become a miniature amusement park on the IAAPA show floor." She described the inclusion of simulators that enabled guests to try four of Polin's most popular rides. "We also offered the first hologram model ever used at IAAPA to showcase our new Mantisattraction," she said. "And we offered our new Splash Cabin so guests could actually play the game. Each and every detail of our booth was planned with utmost importance down to the last detail. We had 5 stations (Splash VR, SplashWare, Ride'n Splash, Polin Aquariums/Funtastic Aquariums, Polin Wave Parks) with industry experts to fully serve our guests. "

    Brass Ring- Image Award

    This unique award is restricted to the best exhibit on the entire show floor. Judges choose the winner based on booth design, branding, staffing and overall appeal. Unlike many awards at IAAPA, however, consideration for the Image Award does not require submission of an application, distinguishing it as the absolute most highly recognized award at the show. 

    Pakis said her company was honored to win the award, "I think one aspect of our booth that set us apart and helped the judges choose us was the emphasis we put on our R&D center. We truly are working hard to elevate our industry's efforts in this regard, so put a great deal of care into emphasizing this aspect of our business and illustrating our strategic plan. As a marketing director, I feel a great deal of responsibility in helping people to understand our strategy. Our marketing team works hard to integrate it into our brand and convey our message clearly and in a way our guests deserve," she explained. "It's an honor to be recognized for our efforts by the number 1 organization in our industry." 

    Pakis said Polin is grateful to IAAPA and the judges for recognizing the company's achievements on so many levels.

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    Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976 and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides &and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,000 waterpark projects in 103 countries around the world and 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 in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. 

    For more info, visit www.polin.com.tr or contact  Sohret Pakis at +90 262 656 64 67 or   sohret.pakis@polin.com.tr.

  • September 27, 2017 (Turkey) - Polin Waterparks is honored to announce that, for the sixth year in a row, it has been honored with multiple European Star Awards. This year, the prizes were bestowed in the categories of "Europe's Best Waterslides" and "Europe's Best Waterparks." Polin received the recognition at this year's Euro Attractions Show (EAS) during a special ceremony on Sept. 25 at the Columbia Theatre in Berlin, Germany. The event took place the evening before the official kick-off of EAS, the largest attractions exhibition in the amusement industry. 

    With an expansive footprint, the EAS show floor boasts more than 500 exhibiting companies from around the world, representing more than 130 product categories. As the foundation of the EAS, 2017's trade show floor offers attendees the chance to gain a first look at some of the up-and-coming products, services and technologies in the industry.

    Park operators and manufacturers were awarded their prizes personally after an independent, international trade jury voted for and ranked the most remarkable attractions, waterslides, rollercoasters and theme parks in Europe. Awardees were recognized for entrepreneurial courage and exceptional innovations within the European theme park industry. The prizes are considered a rare distinction for attraction designers and theme parks, proving their exceptional achievements.

    Of particular note regarding this year's event, Polin's innovative King Cobra waterslide earned an award for the fourth time in six years. This year's recognition was as the First Place European Star Award for the "Best Waterslide in Europe" category. 

    King Cobra's unending accolades

    King Cobra has won numerous awards since its debut. The waterslide is unique in its thrilling ride. As a whole, however, it is considered a game-changing waterslide because of its compelling appearance; it is the first in the world that offers its own theming built directly into the fiberglass. When installed with its original theme, it features bold red, black and white scales that create an imposing veneer over both its exterior and interior. Its sheer size also gains respect: It reaches a massive height of 50 feet (15.24 meters) with a length of 260 feet (790 meters). Yet, parks have many options with the impressive slide, because it can also be designed to match a park's own theming, being customized with unending variations. 

    In total, Polin achieves seven awards 

    Polin's awards didn't end with its accolades for King Cobra, however. Polin also was honored with seven additional awards in partnership with waterparks that feature its waterslides. Polin gave kudos to these parks in providing them with the perfect facilities in which to showcase its waterslides. 

    "We truly owe a debt of gratitude to the park owners who put their faith in us to deliver waterslides that create such dedicated fans - fans who come back over and over to be able to experience our rides," said Sohret Pakis, Director of Marketing and Communications for Polin, who was on hand to accept the award. "We rely on our partners to help us continually innovate our products to meet their and their guests' highest expectations. We congratulate them all and all the winners."   

    The partners who were recognized alongside Polin Waterparks and received awards were:

    • Aqualand Frejus in France for First Place in "Europe's Best Water Slides" for Polin's King Cobra. Aqualand Frejus was the first park in France at which a King Cobra was installed. Other Aqualand facilities at which Polin has installed attractions are Aqualand Cap d'Agde, Aqualand St. Cyprien, Aqualand St. Cyr Sur Mer and Aqualand Bassin d'Arcachon. 
    • Surf Safari at Rixos Premium, Tekirova, Antalya, Turkey, for 10th Place in "Europe's Best Waterslides." The park also features several other Polin attractions: a Looping Rocket, Spheres and a giant waterplay structure. Polin's Surf Safari Waterslide received the "Best of Las Vegas'" Award in 2015. (Please see the video for additional information.)
    • Space Race at Oasis Waterpark, Izmir, Turkey, for Fourth Place in "Europe's Best Waterslides." This first-of-a-kind slide only recently opened in Turkey. Guests thrill as they compete with other teams in a race around a giant bowl, swirling opposite directions on identical routes. Teams are able to watch their competition over Polin's patent-pending dividers so each team can get every available advantage to gain a winning edge. The competition is fierce up until the last second as each team exits the bowl and shoots in opposite directions to the finish for an utterly exhilarating experience. Also Polin's signature waterslide Space Race received an IAAPA Brass Ring Award in the category of Class A Water Park Ride/Attractions in 2016 and Most Valuable Product for 2016 by Aquatics International magazine. (Please see the video for additional information.) 
    • Aqua Fantasy in Izmir, Turkey, for Fifth Place in "Europe's Best Water Parks" and Eighth Place for "Europe's Best Water Slides" for Polin's Super Combo. Aqua Fantasy has the special honor of launching one of Polin's newest signature attractions: its first Sphere, another innovative product that is gaining growing popularity. (Please see the video for additional information.)
    • Istralandia in Croatia for Fifth Place in "Europe's Best Water Parks." Istralandia was the first waterpark ever built in Croatia. The park expanded this past year and added two new waterslides designed by Polin. (Please see the video for additional information.) 
    • The Land of Legends in Antalya, Turkey, for Eighth Place in "Europe's Best Waterparks." The entertainment facility features a long and varied list of attractions - from a five-star hotel to a dolphinarium, a wildlife park and a very promising waterpark. The waterpark section of the project is called "Legends of Aqua." (Please see the video for additional information.)

    After the awards ceremony, Pakis reiterated the company's thankfulness for being recognized with so many distinctions. "We are very honored to receive these awards. We are especially grateful to the parks who were also winners; they have been such great partners to us as we develop our products. And we extend our congratulations to all of the other winners during the evening. We take great pride in being among them." 

    Pakis invited attendees to visit the Polin Waterparks booth (#18-418 in Hall 18) at the show to view information about the waterpark attractions that garnered the company its honors. "We want to share our gratitude for these incredible honors with all of our friends and partners," Pakis said. "We hope everyone can take a moment to stop by our booth and say hello."

    About European Star Award

    Since 2012, the European Star Award has been bestowed on the eve of the Euro Attractions Show, and has established itself as the most important award in the European theme park industry in a very short time. The international jury of experts were able to vote in 13 categories for parks and attractions within Europe (including Russia and Turkey)

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    Image 1 (King Cobra at Aqualand Frejus, France)

    Image 2 (Super Combo at Aquafantasy, Izmir, Turkey)

    Image 3 (Space Race at Oasis, Cesme, Izmir, Turkey)

    Image 4 (Surf Safari at Rixos Premium Tekirova, Antalya, Turkey)

    Image 5 (The Land of Legends, Antalya, Turkey)

    Image 6 (Istralandia, Istria, Croatia)

    Image 7 (Award Ceremony)

    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 a world leader in the design, production and installation of waterparks, waterslides &and water-play attractions. Polin has completed 3,000 waterpark projects in 103 countries around the world and 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 in many countries and many other award-winning rides at parks with world-renowned reputations. 

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