Leading waterparks expert, Arihant Water Park Equipment, has supplied a range of thrill waterslides to Benidorms’ new Magic Robin Hood Sport, Water Park & Medieval Lodge Resort.
Themed on the legendary hero from Sherwood Forest, the 100,000-square-metre resort has been developed by the hotel chain Magic Costa Blanca.
An amalgamation of two existing facilities, it combines the medieval-themed Magic Aqua Excalibur with the neighbouring La Marina sports centre.
Executive Vice President of Magic Costa Blanca, Javier García, said the intention was to ‘design a unique experience of immersion in the legend of the popular character, Robin Hood, configuring a resort with a differentiated and state-of-the-art concept.’
To create the resort’s waterpark, the team collaborated with India’s Arihant Water Park Equipment. Arihant proposed an array of thrill slides to complement the Robin Hood theming and deliver a wide range of ride experiences. The final selection includes a pendulum slide, body bowl slide, crazy cruise wavy slide and high thrill float, alongside a number of family slides.
The resort features a spectacular weekend nighttime show involving over 20 actors that brings the legend of Robin Hood to life. A dozen horses star in the show and have been trained to re-enact medieval games, jousts and tournaments. The whole experience is supported by a team of technical experts and features stunning cinematic special effects.
Designed by Ignacio Brieva, it is performed in 700-square-metre space where the action moves between Nottingham Castle and the Sherwood Forest.
“Magic Robin Hood offers a unique experience for groups and families in an amazing environment with all kinds of facilities,” adds García.
Founded in 1978, Arihant Water Park Equipment has been involved in hundreds of water parks projects around the world. Recent projects include Bulgaria’s biggest water park Neptune, Sun Group’s Typhoon Water Park in Vietnam, Jukupark Turku, Finland and Aquashow in Portugal.