WhiteWater commemorates 40th anniversary
Leading waterpark designer WhiteWater has begun a year-long celebration to commemorate its 40th anniversary.
Founded in 1980 with the aim of creating places where families unite to make joyful lasting memories, 40 years later the company provides of everything a water park needs, from park design to the broadest range of attractions in the industry.
Looking back on the past 40 years, Geoff Chutter, WhiteWater’s founder and CEO, said: “When I opened WhiteWater Waterpark in 1980, I didn’t imagine we would become the industry leader it is today, and I’m humbled. Four decades later and WhiteWater is a designer and manufacturer of over 100 incredible attractions, which can be found in thousands of parks all over the world. Even after all this time, the motivation remains the same, I’ve always wanted to see families have safe, healthy fun together, and alongside with our clients, we continue to achieve that.”
Beginning as one of Canada’s first water parks, when water slide manufacturers were few and far between, WhiteWater started constructing its own water slides and soon after, other parks came calling. Within five years, WhiteWater had acquired a fiberglass manufacturing plant and a local engineering firm to become a complete manufacturing solution provider for water parks around the world.
WhiteWater has consistently spotted trends early, licensing FlowRider back in 1998 (acquired in 2014), adding Master Blaster to the portfolio in 2003, AquaLoop in 2008, and most recently SlideWheel’s Ferris wheel-like rotations in 2019.
The gravity-defying Boomerango debuted in 2005, and other notable additions include Anaconda, the world’s largest flume; FusionFortress, a complete all-in-one water park structure, and the world’s first fully clear acrylic water slide, the AquaDuck. Inland surf experience Endless Surf was launched during the pandemic lockdown.
CCO Paul Chutter concluded: “WhiteWater’s success is thanks to the hugely talented people we’ve assembled. I’m so proud to be part of a team I believe to be the very best in the industry and I can honestly say we’re unstoppable. It is in thanks and recognition we celebrate our 40th anniversary.”