• U.S. Swimming Participation Down, UK Up

    The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association recently released its Single Sport Participation Studies and found that swimming, for competition or fitness decreased 8.5 percent last year

  • Waterpark Resorts Market Crawling Towards Economic Recovery

    As the economy begins to show signs of improvement, it appears recovery for the waterpark resort market is still something of a waiting game

  • NRPA Shortens 2011 NAC; Volunteers Resign

    The National Recreation and Park Association has announced a shortened 2011 aquatics show and “blended” school

  • CPSC Changes VGB Interpretation to Include All Lodging

    On March 1, 2010, the Commission voted (4-1) to issue a proposed interpretive rule interpreting “public accommodations facility” to mean “an inn, hotel, motel, or other place of lodging, except for an establishment located within a build

  • Manufacturer Halts Production of a VGBA-Approved Cover

    AquaStar Pool Products has voluntarily discontinued Model #LP8AVXXX of its VGBA-approved suction outlet covers for retesting purposes

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    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch

    Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch combines the spirit of the Southwest with contemporary sophistication and comfort.

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    Westin Kierland Resort and Spa Scottsdale

    Located in the heart of “new” Scottsdale, the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is set against dramatic desert skies,spectacular views of the Sonoran desert, surrounding mountain ranges and native plants.

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    Grand Wailea

    Grand Wailea’s featured pool complex, the Canyon Activity Pools, is a series of nine pools connected by a river.

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    Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

    Designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern to resemble a classic New England yacht club, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort features several aquatic amenities.

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    Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch

    Located in the Texas Hill Country, Hyatt Wild Oak Ranch was designed to showcase classic Texas-style ranch architecture and highlight the natural beauty of the landscape.

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    Tropical Islands

    Thanks to Tropical Islands waterpark, the tropics now can be found in the middle of Europe.

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    Tokyo Summerland

    With its wide mix of attractions, Summerland attracts families,couples and youngsters.

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    Chime Long Water Park

    Part of the Chime Long entertainment complex, the tropically themed Chime Long waterpark is the largest waterpark in Asia.

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    Ocean World

    Ocean World waterpark, a section of Vivaldi Park Resort, is an aquatic oasis themed to resemble a watery Egypt — if it were placed in the middle of South Korea.

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    Wet ‘n‘ Wild Waterworld

    Located in Australia’s Gold Coast — a popular tourist destination with a number of theme parks — Wet’n’Wild Water World is Australia’s largest waterpark.

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    Magic Waters

    The Rockford Park District has operated Magic Waters Waterpark as an affordable world-class waterpark since 1988.

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    Whirlin‘ Waters Adventure Waterpark

    Located within Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark offers more than 15 acres of island-themed aquatic play for all ages.

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    Hyland Hills Water World

    Located just 15 minutes from downtown Denver, Water World is a community-owned waterpark with 46 creative aquatic attractions on 67 landscaped acres.

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    NRH2O Family Water Park

    NRH2O Family Water Park was established in 1995 as the first municipally owned waterpark in Texas.

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    Deep River

    Since opening in 1995, Deep River Waterpark, a Lake County Parks facility, has been dedicated to providing a safe, affordable waterpark experience.

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    Wet ‘n Wild

    Throughout Wet ’n Wild’s more than 30 years of existence, it has developed a reputation for innovation and world-class rides.

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    Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort

    Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort, the flagship of the Schlitterbahn brand, features more than 40 rides and family activities divided between six areas.

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    Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark

    Aquatica, SeaWorld’s waterpark opened in 2008 as the first major new theme park addition to the Orlando, Fla., area in nearly a decade.

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    Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon

    Visitors to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon are transported into a highly themed aquatic environment set in the aftermath of what appears to have been a monster storm.

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    Disney’s Blizzard Beach

    Disney’s Blizzard Beach waterpark combines the classic adventure of a ski mountain winter wonderland with a tropical waterpark.

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    CoCo Key Water Resort at the Mount Laurel Marriott

    When it opened in 2008, the Key West-inspired CoCo Key Water Resort became one of the first indoor waterpark resorts in New Jersey.

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    Silver Mountain Resort

    Silver Mountain is an all-season resort located 30 minutes east of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Home to Silver Rapids — Idaho’s largest indoor waterpark — and the brand-new Galena Ridge Golf Course, the property is perhaps best known for

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    Great Wolf Lodge Poconos

    The Great Wolf Lodge located in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountain region is centered around an 80,000-square-foot North Woods-themed indoor waterpark designed for families.

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    Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park

    The Adirondack-themed Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Water Park features 200 guest suites and White Water Bay, the only indoor waterpark of its kind in the state of New York.

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    Kalahari Resort

    Perhaps the largest indoor waterpark under one roof, this authentically African-themed Kalahari Resorts’ Sandusky property lives up to its motto, “Go Big or Go Home.” Visitors can experience attractions such as the Swahili Swirl bowl sli