Calypso Theme Waterpark Invests $3 Million with its Newest Attraction

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FUNTANA (CNW Group/Groupe Calypso Valcartier)

LIMOGES, ONJune 15, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ -Today, Calypso Theme WaterparkCanada’s largest theme waterpark, unveils FUNTANA – a brand new attraction specifically designed to provide young families and children 3 years of age and under with endless hours of water fun.  FUNTANA represents a $3 million investment by Group Calypso Valcartier.

Measuring 3,333 square metres (36,000 square feet), FUNTANA is an enchanted water kingdom where young families can enjoy the day in a safe and supervised environment.  FUNTANA is home to a majestic castle where Calypso’s characters play.  The attraction features over 390 water jets spouting more than 450,000 litres of water per hour.  At the center of FUNTANA is a majestic castle measuring 1,420 square feet and offering an oasis of fun for youngsters.  The attraction also features 2 bridges, 4 tunnels, a giant waterfall and much more!

In all, FUNTANA features 65 interactive water games including a giant chess board with children friendly interactive activities, 4 swings, numerous water hoses and jets.  3 dolphin-spouting water fountains round out what this magical kingdom has to offer.  Access to FUNTANA is free for children measuring one metre in height and under!

FUNTANA and its castle is a unique water attraction and the first of its kind in Canada,” said Jérôme Drouin, Vice-President for Product Development for Group Calypso Valcartier and the attraction’s conceptual designer. “This magical marine kingdom, with its friendly sea creatures, tunnels, bridges and water games of all kinds, is specifically designed to entertain families with young children,”added Mr Drouin.  “With the enjoyment of toddlers in mind, we’ve created a perfect water playground for them.  The physical scale of the attraction, its stylistic design and the colours we’ve selected to showcase the feature represent a giant ‘child-friendly’ toy.”

About Calypso Theme Waterpark
Officially opened in Summer 2010 and representing a total investment of nearly $65 millionCalypsoTheme Waterpark stands out through its sheer size covering over 100 acres and featuring 35 heated waterslides, 100 water games, Canada’s largest wave pool, its tallest waterslide and FUNTANA, a magical marine kingdom.  As a leader in the Canadian waterpark industry, Calypso is at the forefront of technology and innovation adhering to the highest industry standards.  Calypso was awarded the top 2015 Travellers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor® Canada and was nominated as one of the top 10 TripAdvisor® Travellers Choice destinations in 2017.  In 2012, Calypso received the Ottawa Tourism’s Innovation of the Year Award for its Summit Tower and again in 2014 for its Kongo Expedition Theme River – a $7 million dollar investment.

Calypso’s sister waterpark, Village Vacances Valcartier, is located just outside of Québec City featuring a 4-star hotel and a 600 site campground.  In December 2016Valcartier opened Bora Parc, an indoor, all-season waterpark unique to Canada and measuring 6 times the size of an NHL hockey rink.  During the winter, Valcartier owns and operates the famous Hôtel de Glace (Ice Hotel) as well as North America’s largest outdoor winter playground featuring dozens of snow slides and activities. The Calypso Valcartier Group is owned by the Drouin family, responsible for the development of CalypsoTheme Waterpark in Eastern Ontario and Village Vacances Valcartier in Québec.

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