A water park is one of the most visited places when it comes to leisure and entertainment. Ideally a water park has attractions ranging from Thrill rides to family slides to kids play area making it popular amongst people of all ages and walks of life. But a waterpark is not just a place for fun but also makes for a very profitable business.
Industry statistics say that the amusement park industry is on a rise and currently the Indian amusement park sector is valued at USD400 million (INR25 billion)1. This is still a nascent stage as compared to the USD25 billion (INR1675 billion) global amusement park segment1. Hence the sector is looking ahead towards a transition and thereby steady growth in the next 5 years wherein industry experts have projected it to reach INR 60 billion by 20201. This thus serves as a great platform for the businesses or entrepreneurs wanting to start a profitable venture or for pure investment purposes.
Having said that waterpark is a very profitable business, it is also one of those who require huge investments. Apart from the investments, the project requires comprehensive feasibility study and adherence to legal and quality and safety requirements to be follow in order to proceed for a smooth functioning. Below we have listed 5 steps which you need to double check while setting a waterpark to attract greater footfalls and translating into higher revenues.
Step 1: Identification of location
The first step involves identification of location for setting up the waterpark.The park can either be in the city or in the outskirts. The location should be such that it is accessible from major city areas and can be reached without any hassles.If the park is located in the outskirts, then the ease of transporting to the location should be checked as it often has huge impact on the footfalls.
Step 2: Deciding on the size of waterpark
After identifying the location, the next step is to decide on the size of waterpark that you want to set. This also depends on the funds and investment that you are willing to do at that stage. Ideally a small waterpark can be set up in 0.5 acre to 2 acre, medium waterpark in 2-5 acre land whereas a large waterpark will require anywhere above 5 acres of land.
Step 3: Acquisition of land
After zeroing on the location, you need to check if the land is a NA plot i.e. a non-agricultural land. You also need to check if there can be provision made for parking as most visitors will be travelling to the park in their own vehicle. One also needs to decide on whether they wish to have restaurants in the waterpark as there too have certain legal requirements to be followed.
Step 4: Complete legal requirements for waterpark
Post-acquisition of the land, there are certain pre-requisites, no objection certificated (NOC) and legal requirements for clearing the land and proceeding towards the waterslides level. The certificates to be arranged for are:
- Certificate from the Collector for non-agricultural land
- NOC from the Electrical Inspector
- NOC from the Health Officer
- NOC from the Chief Fire Officer
- Certificate from MTNL
- NOC from PWD
- NOC from the Collector
- Structural stability certificate from the Architect
- Entertainment Act License
- Police License
- Food Adulteration Department NOC
- Certificate from the Food Safety Standard Authority of India
- Public Performance License for Music
Step 5: Contract to waterpark manufactures
Once the requisites are cleared, the next step involves in meeting and joining hands with a well-known water slide manufacturer and supplier. They will guide you throughout the process and execute the designing, theming and slide manufacturing and installation of the slides. The slides manufactured are required to be of certain standards and companies following the latest TUV guidelines should only be contacted for the job. Arihant water park equipment has been a preferred waterslide manufacturer and supplierfor over 3 decades and has completed around 450+ projects across the globe. Contacting such premium supplies will save you a lot of later work and assuring the safety of the rides. Beware of the cheap and dubious manufacturers who will initially agree to do the project for 1/3rd cost but will fail to deliver quality and finished projects with poor execution.
The waterslide manufacturers will guide you with the following:
- Layout & Design of the waterpark
- Commercial for the park
- 3D & Sketch
- Final layout and drawing
- Load & electricity details
- Inspection / Trials
- Final Handover
Post completion of these stages, you waterpark is ready for the grand launch and to mesmerize guests with the fun and thrill slides.
If you are planning to setup your dream waterpark, get in touch with us to know more and turn your dream into reality. Click www.arihant.com to know more.
- India Amusement Parks – Opportunities Galore published by AnandRathi Associates on December. 2015, accessed on 16 February 2016.
Follow us on Twitter: @ArihantInfun