Four score for Polin in Brass Ring awards

Waterslide firm picks up four awards at this year's IAAPA

Waterslide specialist Polin Waterparks, picked up four Brass Ring Awards at this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, topping its single award at last year’s show.

The gongs were given out in four separate categories recognising innovative products, exceptional booth design, image and branding.

The Turkish company won the Technology Applied to Amusements category for its Splash VR technology, which adds a virtual reality experience to an existing waterslide. Guests wear wireless, waterproof VR headsets to experience the immersive nature of the ride.

A second Brass Ring was awarded in the Water Park Ride/Attraction category where Polin achieved second Place for its industry-first interactive, water-powered game, Splash Cabin. Created in partnership with Lagotronics Projects, Splash Cabin pits two players against one another for a 3D water-fuelled battle. Housed in a beach-style cabin, players earn points by hitting moving targets.

Polin’s expo booth also caught the eye of the judges who awarded it first place in the category. The company met a long list of criteria to achieve the top spot including design, originality and exceptional staff.

“We didn’t rely simply on posters, models or videos,” commented Sohret Pakis, director of marketing and communications at Polin. “We did have those elements, but we focused on giving an experience to guests who entered our booth. We wanted it to become a miniature amusement park on the IAAPA show floor.”

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