New £75m Water Park To Open In The UK
We've got a fair few water parks already in the UK. There's Waterworld in Stoke-on-Trent, Blackpool's Sandcastles, and Splash Landings in the Alton Towers resort. But a new contender is on the scene - introducing Elysium Water Park.
The new £75m ($91m) project is set to become the country's biggest indoor water park. Artists' impressions shared on the official Facebook page have shown that, in all fairness, it looks pretty impressive.
Set to be built near Bournemouth, the park has all the usual water park tackle - rides, slides and splash pools, as well as wave machines and the obligatory lazy river.
But bringing it straight into the present (well, future), some of the attractions will also include Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology, making it an even more exciting prospect.
But don't start putting your swimming stuff on just yet, the Elysium Water Park isn't expected to open until 2023.
Thankfully though, the owners have given us a look at what we can expect.
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The flumes will be transparent, so you get a full 360 degree view of everything you're flying past and there'll be synchronised rides that will use the VR stuff.
The official introduction on the website reads: "Elysium will be the most extraordinary, luxurious and largest indoor water park in the United Kingdom. Standing alongside other stunning world-class venues across the world, Elysium will look to deliver the ultimate water park paradise and more.
"Featuring a top quality wellness and beauty spa that offers a multitude of facilities including a sauna, hammam spas, massage and beauty treatments, exercise/dance options; we hope Elysium will be a place of tranquillity, peace and freedom."
The spa area, which will be for over 18s only, will mean that parents can get a break from all the excitement of the park, which aims to be a competitor to major European attractions.
The site will have 4,000 capacity per day, with a projected 1 million visitors a year. It will be set over 75 acres of land.
It's not just the inside that will be an attraction - it will be set against a back drop of 'luscious country garden'. There will also be a huge lake and nature walks to relax in too.
And obvs, it will all make for hungry work, so there will be a selection of on-site restaurants and diners.
Featured Image Credit: Elysium Water Park