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Taiwan to Get Soaked: Leofoo Introduces New Water Park in 2012

13 Feb

“Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.” – Lao Tzu

The Leofoo Tourism Group/六福旅遊集團, plans to drench an estimated 1.5 million park guests in Hsinchu County on the outskirts of Taipei, Tawain. At an estimated cost of NT$390 million (US$13.2 million), Leofoo Water Park/六福水樂園水陸聯票 is set to wet in May, 2012. On roughly three hectares (7.41 acres) adjacent to the existing Leofoo Village, the resort will now possess a two-park punch, perhaps an attempt to compete with Yamay Recreation World’s Discovery theme park and Mala Bay water park.

Leofoo Water Park will feature the country’s tallest water slide at a height of 15 meters (49 feet) which is described by park officials as Taiwan’s first flying Tissot slide. In addition, visitors will be able to enjoy various slides, a wave pool, two lazy rivers, as well as water play areas. Modeled after a Greek island, the water park promises to provide a “romantic relaxing holiday atmosphere” complete with Mediterranean cuisine. The project is an undertaking three years in the making and is expected to create upwards of 300 jobs ranging from lifeguards to on-site attendants. Given Taiwan’s subtropical climate and Leofoo’s popularity, the water park is expected to operate 365 days a year.

Sources:

Leofoo Village (Chinese) http://www.leofoo.com.tw/village/news.php?news_id=528

Leofoo Village News (Chinese) http://www.leofoo.com.tw/village/news.php?news_id=512

China Times (Chinese) http://news.chinatimes.com/domestic/11050613/122012021300252.html)

NOW News (Chinese) http://www.nownews.com/2011/10/25/11462-2752183.htm

Tapei Times (English) http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/2011/03/17/2003498355

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Leviathan: Monstrous Construction

9 Jan

Canada’s Wonderland, just north of Toronto, always boasted a large collection of coasters. As opposed to quality, their specialty was sadly quantity. Things shifted when the park introduced its first Bolliger and Mabillard designed coaster with Behemoth in 2008. This trend will continue to a record breaking height of 306 feet (93.26 meters) with the park’s second B&M steel gem, Leviathan, set to fly in May, 2012.

On January 9th, CraveCoasters was fortunate to snag some shots of the construction. For more detailed shots and information on Leviathan’s construction be sure to head to CWMania.

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