Launch Slideshow

Playlist For Tropical Desert

Playlist For Tropical Desert

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    Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

    For this project, the design team was working with an already existing lush tropical aesthetic. In keeping with that theme, the Tower of Poseidon resembles an Atlantean pyramid surrounded by jungle. Natural tones, even on the fiberglass features, were used to blend with the sandy desert background. Features were placed to be hidden among the greenery, and special effects such as fire, water, fog and light were used as well. The project also features water escalators and a transportainment system.
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    Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

    A zip-line attraction was one of the new features that the designers of Tower of Poseidon added to the park expansion.
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    Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

    For a unique experience, WhiteWater built its first Anaconda, a slide within a slide. Visitors can ride in a raft through the world's largest-diameter slide, which measures 30 feet. Or they can zip through the two flumes running directly above.
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    Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

    Say the designers: “The biggest challenge was the site size and fitting all the required slides and themed structure into the small space and making it seem hidden. It was a very ‘surgical’ approach involving fine-tuning and small adjustments... Our architect described the process as ‘trying to fit a jumbo jet into your living room.’”

 

The designers of Tower of Poseidon, an approximately 65,000-square-foot expansion to Dubai’s Atlantis the Palm, Aquaventure Waterpark, had their work cut out for them. The renowned park had been designed to meet the high expectations of Dubai’s tourists. It not only had to hold the interest of visitors to Atlantis the Palm resort, but also draw guests willing to pay for admission. To meet the entertainment and adventure needs, the team added three sizable water slides — Boomerango, Anaconda and Dueling AquaLoop — along with a zip-line attraction.