Alpamare’s first-ever UK waterpark announces official opening date

The eagerly awaited official opening date of Alpamare Scarborough, the £14 million alpine themed, innovative and thrilling waterpark, due to open on the Yorkshire coast later this month, has been announced today as Thursday 28 July 2016.

With Alpamare’s plan always being to open in time for the main summer season, contractors are working at a phenomenal pace to put the all-important finishing touches to the multi-feature waterpark ready for the grand opening.

Like nothing ever seen before in this country, the world class attraction boasts exclusively designed, adrenaline inducing waterslides, which are the UK’s longest and fastest, giant indoor wave pool that erupts every 30 minutes with metre high waves, outdoor garden pool and indulgent iodine infinity pool with massage jets, whirlpools and bubble benches - both heated to 35°, terrace overlooking Scarborough’s spectacular coastline and beautifully landscaped gardens with sunbeds, pool bar and restaurant.

Following within months of opening will be a luxury European Thermal Spa, set to open in early 2017.

Dr Anton Hoefter, Alpamare Chief Executive Officer said:

“Today we are all officially very excited! The announcement about when we will be open for business is a great milestone in the development of our world class waterpark. Yorkshire is a truly amazing county and we’re confident that we are delivering a truly amazing, all year round attraction for the county and the UK to be proud of. We’re now on countdown to 28 July and we really can’t wait to welcome our first visitors through the doors!”

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Notes to editors

A comprehensive press pack about Alpamare Scarborough, including details of the opportunities in the week running up to the waterpark opening, is now available. If you have not received a copy by Friday 8 July, please contact Gabrielle Jandzio (details below).

Representing an investment of around £14 million, Alpamare Waterpark Scarborough, which is being constructed above the stunning coastline of the town’s North Bay, is expected to attract up to half a million visitors a year. The waterpark will be Alpamare’s first ever coastal attraction and its first in the UK.

The alpine themed water park will feature four thrilling water rides on a par with those found at premier water parks in Dubai and Florida, offering up to 2,500 rides per hour. The slides, all different, will be up to 120 metres long and will cater for four-person inflatables, double inflatables and racing mats. 35,000 litres of water per minute will be pumped through the slides, which are being built to optimise fun, to ensure a thrilling ride experience. All the slides have been named based on an alpine skiing theme and have been constructed by internationally renowned water slide manufacturer and water park planner, ProSlide.

The ‘Black Run’ will be the steepest and fastest slide with a drop of 11 metres for guaranteed thrills. The ‘Cresta Run’ will be based on the world famous Cresta run in St Moritz, which will see riders propelled down the equivalent of a black ski run, head first, on a racing mat. At more than 116 metres long, the family friendly ‘Olympic Run’ will be the longest of the four slides for a guaranteed fun filled shared ride on a double inflatable. Signature ride ‘Snow storm’ will be a must for an adrenalin fuelled group experience. Pumping 20,900 litres of water per minute, four person inflatables will hurtle riders down more than 14 metres of twists and turns.

The attraction will also boast 480sqm indoor wave pool, *luxury spa suite for the ultimate in spa experiences, 200sqm outdoor garden pool, 170sqm outdoor iodine infinity pool - a pool heated to 35°c with massage jets to help enhance health and well-being, restaurant, pool bar, terrace and landscaped gardens with sunbeds.

*Opening early 2017.

For media enquiries contact: Gabrielle Jandzio (on behalf of Alpamare UK)

Tel 01723 232306 / 07875 877965 or email gabrielle.jandzio@scarborough.gov.uk

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Scarborough’s £14m Alpamare waterpark is Britain’s most thrilling and innovative waterpark. It officially opens to the public on 28 July 2016. With its exclusively designed waterslides, which are the UK’s longest and fastest, heated outdoor pools including an iodine water infinity pool with massage jets, whirlpools and bubble benches, beautifully landscaped gardens with sunbeds, and a luxury European Thermal Spa (opening early 2017), this Alpamare waterpark is different from anything ever seen in this country. Alpamare is the award-winning leader in European waterparks. Scarborough is both its first UK site, and its first seaside resort in Europe.

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