China’s First LatiTube is Barreling in Henan
Since the ground-breaking ceremony of the Yinji Xinmi Waterpark in May 2015, WhiteWater West Industries, our parent company, has been collaborating closely with Henan Yinji Xuanyuan Shengjing Culture Tourism Co to complete the largest order of waterpark products and attractions in the industry. Within the 16,000 acres of Yinji International Tourist Resort, a 42 acre Yinji Xinmi Waterpark is officially opened to public, taking guests into the depths of the ocean with unique rides and an exhilarating atmosphere.
Among the $34 million dollars worth of WhiteWater West products is a new LatiTube®! There are only two others located in Australia, so this Yinji has China’s first and only LatiTube! This ride give riders the thrill of surfing without the fear of wiping out or falling. The flow of water comes straight from the ride surface, which has a gentle angle for riders to be able to simply step off when necessary.
Operators use a handheld, waterproof radio remote that allows the operator to fully engage with the riders and move freely about the wave surface while always in touch-button control. Dynamic wave features consisting of changing the wave shape, the tube/barrel feature, and the variable water intensity, are instantly changeable to reflect each riders requirements, skills and age.
Riders begin each turn with the ride in a low energy state, the rider assumes their position and the required flow is the initiated by the operator, riders use their hand outstretched to balance themselves by touching the ride surface as they ride thus enable greater control and virtually instant success. As riders build skill and confidence the operator can, at the touch of a button increase the power, change the wave shape and initiate the Tube/Barrel feature.
“I would say this ranks among the best parks in Asia and is a significant addition to the Chinese tourism & leisure industry,” comments Geoff Chutter, President & CEO, WhiteWater.
Aside from the “Wild Surfing” area there are many more activities and attractions within the park. With theming inspired by the classic science fiction novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, the park is composed of 4 zones, each one featuring the adventures Captain Nemo encountered. Guests are welcomed into the very worlds of their favorite sea creature characters the moment they step foot into Captain Nemo’s submarine, joining little mermaids into ‘Fantasy Coral Island’, swimming to ‘Stuart Island Adventure’ with giant jelly fish, followed by a ‘Sail to Cyprus’ with the captain and then relaxing at ‘Sunshine Coast’ to end the day.
We are very aware that we are biased about waves in general, but the inclusion of the LatiTube is probably the smartest decision that Yinji park developers made during this project. See ya on the wave!
Everyone gets tubed on a LatiTube®