(Granby) Day Wednesday Amazoo first water park. The water slides, expected in the summer novelty, welcomed their first bathers, while tests were carried out with the manufacturer of the new attraction and fifteen employees of the Granby Zoo.
The guinea pigs were not very difficult to find, launched laughed the director construction and maintenance, Stéphane Larrivée. “We started the phone yesterday afternoon (Tuesday) and this morning, we had our whole world. Everyone wants to try it, “he said.
blue sky, bright sun, water temperatures in the slips A28 degrees Celsius (83 degrees Fahrenheit), laughter aplenty; almost everything was perfect. Only the wind at the top of the tower slides was rather chilly morning for the brave who have chosen to participate in swimwear tests, rather than wearing wet suits.
An engineer from the Canadian company WhiteWater, manufacturer of the addition of the water park, was the first to get wet to check including water level, speed and movements in slips, including one that is equipped a bowl that swirled bathers.
Subsequently, the group of volunteers, composed of rescuers and employees of the Zoo, was invited to spring in the different slides. One of them is completely covered, while another has open and closed sections. Each raid was timed and weight of the testers noted. In short, nothing has been left to chance for the operation of adjustments.
“The fun!” “Disgusting!”, “Encore!”, “10/10,” “The Good again!” Commented testers between slides.
Once the adjustments completed, the sump at the bottom of the three slides, called descents of the Amazon will be emptied to receive a coat. Development of the site will also be complete. But everything will be ready for opening Amazoo scheduled June 4, assures Stéphane Larrivée.
Wednesday, during the passage , the work also in full swing at the River Adventure (formerly known as the river name Cunucunoma), which can be discovered ensconced in a tube. The river is entitled to a cure of youth with the addition of fifteen interactive stations. A total of $ 3 million invested this year in the water park.
According to the director construction and maintenance of the zoo, the site went smoothly. The particularly mild winter allowed to keep a good pace of work, he enthuses. A trio of artists Granby residents, consisting of Marco Muri, Jean-Yves and Alain Rhéaume Desroches, was also utilized to manufacture the macaw, the anaconda and piranha large format introduced at the bottom of slides.
The water slides have a capacity of 900 people per hour, with two people per tube, according to Mr. Larrivée. The children of a size of 48 inches and more will be admitted.
If the water park open in two weeks, the Granby Zoo, he will welcome its first visitors this Saturday at 10 am, while the 63rd summer season will take off.