Waterpark-ride producers Whitewater and Polin Waterparks took high honors from this year's European Star Awards, which recognizes amusement parks and amusement park rides throughout the continent. The awards, presented by the German publication Kirmes & Park Revue, were given at the IAAPA Expo Europe in Parc Asterix in Paris, France on September 16, 2019.

Each saw multiple rides recognized in the awards, with each placing first in one category -- Polin in Europe's Best Thrill Waterslides, and Whitewater in Europe's Best Family Waterslides.

Europe’s Best Thrill Waterslides

Polin Waterparks

1. King Cobra, Aqualand Frejus, France, Polin Waterparks2. Kinnaree, Siam Park, Spain, ProSlide
3. Space Combo, Aquapark Istralandia, Croatia, Polin Waterparks
4. Singha, Siam Park, Spain, ProSlide
5. Surf Safari, Rixos Premium Tekirova, Turkey, Polin Waterparks
6. Tower of Power, Siam Park, Spain, ProSlide
7. King Khajuna, PortAventura Caribe Park, Spain, Whitewater
8. Twin Peaks, Canevaworld, Italy, Dieresin 2000
9. Le Vertigo, Aqualand Frejus, France, Polin Waterparks
10. Manta, Akvamir, Russia, Whitewater

Europe’s Best Family Waterslides


1. Discover Batman, Parque Warner Beach, Spain, Whitewater2. Jungle Snake, Siam Park, Spain, ProSlide
3. Aquaventure, Bellewaerde Aquapark, Belgium, Wiegand Waterrides
4. Magic Eye, Galaxy Theme Erding, Germany, Klarer
5. Houla Hoop, Aquaparc Le Bouveret, Switzerland, Whitewater
6. Jungle Splash, Tropical Islands, Germany, Polin Waterparks
7. Sawasdee, Siam Park, Spain, ProSlide
8. Delphin, Aquapark Tatralandia, Slovakia, Polin Waterparks
9. Sesamo Beach; El Galeon Pirata, Caribe Aquatic Park, Spain, Whitewater
10. Waikiki Jungle, Aquopolis Villanueva, Spain, ProSlide

Europe’s Best Waterparks

1. Siam Park, Spain2. The Land of Legends, Turkey
3. Therme Erding, Germany
4. PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, Spain
5. Etnaland Acquapark, Italy
6. Tropical Islands, Germany
7. Caribe Bay Jesolo, Italy
8. Plopsaqua at Plopsaland de Panne, Belgium
9. Rixos Premium Tekirova, Turkey
10. Caneva Aqualand Moviepark, Italy