ATTRACTIONS: Innovative spreads pirate park feature

Adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure has announced the opening of the first examples of its new Pirate Themed Water Wars attraction at two venues in the UK.

The new attractions have opened at Adventure Valley, in Durham, and Milton Maize Maze, in Cambridge.

Produced by Innovative Leisure in the UK from timber as opposed to the more familiar steel, the Adventure Valley Pirate Themed Water Wars was designed to fit well within the park’s own theming and is positioned alongside an existing pirate galleon. Made up of four battle stations constructed from a combination of Scotch pine and cedar, each station can accommodate up to four adults and children, for a total of 16 players at any one time.

Mounted on the roof of each player unit is a target for the opposing crew to aim at with their water balloon launchers and when a successful hit is registered a sensor sends a signal to the water tank in front of the opposing station which triggers the Depth Charge, sending a wave of water into the air towards the adjacent crew.

Milton Maize Maze’s Pirate Themed Water Wars is the first such attraction to feature Innovative Leisure’s new Easy Fill tap upgrade for the balloons. The Easy Fill tap automatically fills the users’ balloons with the perfect amount of water, replacing the action of manually turning on a traditional tap. It is designed to help operators to run a more efficient balloon filling station, saving time and water.

“Water Wars has proved extremely popular over the years with many different attraction venues and their guests,” said Innovative Leisure managing director,Phil Pickersgill, “and this new themed version is another great option. We are delighted with the response it’s received at Adventure Valley and Milton Maize Maze and we’ve got a lot of interest from other operators too for further installations. It’s been an excellent addition to our product range.”

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