Zoombezi Bay’s new Otter Banks expansion opens | attractionsmanagement.com news
POST YOUR JOB ONLINE
Free ezine/digital edition sign up
Jobs . News . Features . Video . Products . Magazine . Handbook . Advertise . Contact us  
NEWS
Zoombezi Bay’s new Otter Banks expansion opens
POSTED 11 Jun 2018 . BY Alice Davis
Zoombezi Bay waterpark, part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio, celebrated the launch of its latest expansion as it opened for the new season.

The US$3.7m (€3.1m, £2.8m) expansion project, dubbed Otter Banks, was designed by Aquatic Development Group (ADG) – the same company that originally developed the 22.7-acre (9.2-hectare) waterpark, which opened in 2008.

Otter Banks features three new pools which can be enjoyed from adjacent lounge areas and new cabanas. It brings more slides and water rides to Zoombezi Bay and creates much needed capacity for the facility, which attracts around 400,000 people per year. The expansion itself can accommodate 500 guests at a time.

ADG’s Adventure Lagoon water ride is a focal point of the new zone, which also boasts new aquaplay areas, waterfalls, and an inflatables and slide complex featuring two 30ft (9.1m) drop slides.

“Our goal here is to not have people standing in long lines, so the more activities we have, and the more space we have, the less lines people are going to be standing in,” said John Gannon, general manager of Zoombezi Bay.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium president and CEO Tom Stalf added: “We’re incredibly excited for the opening of Otter Banks. This aquatic attraction gives us the opportunity to provide our guests with an experience unlike any other in Central Ohio to include both adventure and relaxation while also offering more space and shorter lines during their visit.”
ADG worked on Zoombezi Bay’s new Otter Banks expansion
MORE NEWS
British artists create Philadelphia warehouse Sea Monster installation
20 inflatable tentacles have appeared extending out from a disused warehouse in Philadelphia, giving the appearance that sea monsters have attacked the building.
American Airlines CR Smith Museum reopens
The newly-renovated American Airlines CR Smith Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, has opened its doors following a redesign of the visitor attraction's permanent exhibitions.
Canadian art gallery and library proposal seeks state permission for approval
The town of Smithers, BC, Canada might be about to get an art gallery-cum-library if planning is approved by the state council.
Kazakhstan’s first contemporary culture centre to open in 2020
Kazakhstan’s first private cultural institution will “participate in the development of contemporary culture in Kazakhstan and Central Asia” when it opens in 2020 in the city of Almaty, according to its project director, Jama Nurkalieva.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Head of RHS Garden Bridgewater
Royal Horticultural Society
Salary: circa £65,000 depending on experience
Job location: Greater Manchester, UK
Group Sales Assistant
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Operations Lead
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
Facilities Lead Technician
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Finance Director
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: New York, NY, USA
Duty Manager
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Concord, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
+ More jobs  

COMPANY PROFILE
Gantner Ticketing

Syx Automations was established in 1990. [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Red Raion to premiere VR experiences based on beloved children's stories at EAS
Red Raion is happy to announce its presence at the Euro Attractions Show 2018, in Amsterdam, running from 25 - 27 September. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion - VR/5D Films Showreel 2016
Red Raion is the first made-in-Italy VR/5D movie production company, for your most advanced theaters and simulators. Enjoy some samples from their movies produced in 2016! Find out more...
More videos:
Birds of a Feather 4D Trailer – nWave Pictures
The Son Of Bigfoot 4D Trailer – nWave Pictures
Simworx - The power to move you… – Simworx
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
 

+ More catalogues  
ATTRACTIONS DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
ATTRACTIONS DIARY

16-17 Oct 2018

Total Security Summit

Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Whittlebury, United Kingdom
23-26 Oct 2018

World Waterpark Association (WWA) Show

Westgate Resort & Convention Center, Las Vegas, United States
+ More diary  
LATEST ISSUES
+ View Magazine Archive

Attractions Management

2018 issue 3


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 2


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2018 issue 1


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management

2017 issue 4


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Management News

03 Oct 2018 issue 114


View on turning pages
Download PDF
View archive
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription

Attractions Handbook

2018


View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
FREE digital subscription
Print subscription
 
ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
 
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018
Jobs . News . Products . Magazine
NEWS
Zoombezi Bay’s new Otter Banks expansion opens
POSTED 11 Jun 2018 . BY Alice Davis
Zoombezi Bay waterpark, part of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio, celebrated the launch of its latest expansion as it opened for the new season.

The US$3.7m (€3.1m, £2.8m) expansion project, dubbed Otter Banks, was designed by Aquatic Development Group (ADG) – the same company that originally developed the 22.7-acre (9.2-hectare) waterpark, which opened in 2008.

Otter Banks features three new pools which can be enjoyed from adjacent lounge areas and new cabanas. It brings more slides and water rides to Zoombezi Bay and creates much needed capacity for the facility, which attracts around 400,000 people per year. The expansion itself can accommodate 500 guests at a time.

ADG’s Adventure Lagoon water ride is a focal point of the new zone, which also boasts new aquaplay areas, waterfalls, and an inflatables and slide complex featuring two 30ft (9.1m) drop slides.

“Our goal here is to not have people standing in long lines, so the more activities we have, and the more space we have, the less lines people are going to be standing in,” said John Gannon, general manager of Zoombezi Bay.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium president and CEO Tom Stalf added: “We’re incredibly excited for the opening of Otter Banks. This aquatic attraction gives us the opportunity to provide our guests with an experience unlike any other in Central Ohio to include both adventure and relaxation while also offering more space and shorter lines during their visit.”
ADG worked on Zoombezi Bay’s new Otter Banks expansion
MORE NEWS
British artists create Philadelphia warehouse Sea Monster installation
20 inflatable tentacles have appeared extending out from a disused warehouse in Philadelphia, giving the appearance that sea monsters have attacked the building.
American Airlines CR Smith Museum reopens
The newly-renovated American Airlines CR Smith Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, has opened its doors following a redesign of the visitor attraction's permanent exhibitions.
Canadian art gallery and library proposal seeks state permission for approval
The town of Smithers, BC, Canada might be about to get an art gallery-cum-library if planning is approved by the state council.
Kazakhstan’s first contemporary culture centre to open in 2020
Kazakhstan’s first private cultural institution will “participate in the development of contemporary culture in Kazakhstan and Central Asia” when it opens in 2020 in the city of Almaty, according to its project director, Jama Nurkalieva.
+ More news   
LATEST JOBS
Head of RHS Garden Bridgewater
Royal Horticultural Society
Salary: circa £65,000 depending on experience
Job location: Greater Manchester, UK
Group Sales Assistant
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Operations Lead
Sea Life
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Bloomington, Minnesota, USA
Facilities Lead Technician
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Finance Director
Legoland
Salary: Competitive
Job location: New York, NY, USA
Duty Manager
Legoland Discovery Centre
Salary: Competitive
Job location: Concord, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
+ More jobs  
 


ADVERTISE . CONTACT US

Leisure Media, Portmill House, Portmill Lane,
Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1DJ Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2018

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
ATTRACTIONS MANAGEMENT NEWS
ATTRACTIONS HANDBOOK
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS