More Than Half of Parents Believe Competition Is Essential for Family
SANDUSKY, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#LoveKalahari—Kalahari
Resorts and Conventions introduces the next generation of
waterslides with a new interactive gaming experience called the Storm
Chaser. This slideboarding adventure combines the thrill of a
waterslide with the challenge of a multilevel video game. The new
attraction integrates gaming, skill, speed and competition into an
experience that will define waterparks of the future.
A recent study showed 63 percent of U.S. parents believe that
competition is essential for family bonding, and 81 percent of children
enjoy entertainment that involves competition.1 Kalahari
Resorts and Conventions’ newest waterslide offers that friendly
competition in a screen-free way that encourages family time.
“The Storm Chaser builds on the thrills of waterpark fun and adds in
high-tech gaming in the way people want to play today,” said Thatcher
Robertson, director of waterparks, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions.
“We’ve combined the exhilaration of an indoor waterslide with the fun of
your favorite video game for a revolutionary new experience.”
The Storm Chaser features a targeted gaming system where riders use a
controller to play as they ride a slideboard down the waterslide run.
The object of the game is to hit targets to collect points, while
maintaining your speed. The supersmart gaming system knows who you are,
tracks your progress and scores your run down the waterslide.
Cutting-edge motion tracking allows for more points to be scored based
on the player’s accuracy and proximity to the targets when intersected.
The unique tracking system lets riders build points throughout the day
to unlock new levels and compete for the highest overall score.
The Storm Chaser joins several new attractions unveiled this year at
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Ohio’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, in
Sandusky. The resort also recently opened five new slides in the
seasonal outdoor waterpark and added halotherapy
treatments at Spa Kalahari and Salon.
“We provide a beyond-expectations experience with an exciting mix of
slides and adventures for the whole family,” said Todd Nelson, owner of
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. “The Storm Chaser represents an
additional $1.3 million investment in Kalahari’s Sandusky business, and
we plan to continue to push the envelope with bigger and better
attractions to draw travelers to the area.”
The Storm Chaser is now open at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in
Sandusky, Ohio. For more information or to book your stay, please visit: www.KalahariResorts.com/Ohio.
About Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin,
Sandusky, Ohio, the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, and coming soon to
Round Rock, Texas, delivers a “world-away” waterpark resort and
conference experience beyond expectations. The authentically
African-themed Kalahari Resorts, privately owned by the Nelson family,
is home to America’s largest indoor waterparks. All Kalahari Resorts
feature well-appointed guest rooms, full-service Spa Kalahari, a fully
equipped fitness center, on-site restaurants, unique retail shops and a
state-of-the-art conference center. Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
frequently receives awards and accolades for its guest and convention
services. Recent recognition includes: Condé Nast Traveler’s #1 World’s
Coolest Indoor Waterparks, 2017 Pennsylvania Meetings + Events’ Best of
Pennsylvania Finalist, TripAdvisor 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards, 2016
Family Vacation Critic Favorite, TripAdvisor 2016 Travelers’ Choice
Awards, 2015 Reader’s Choice USA Today’s 10 Best Indoor Waterparks,
January 2015 OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award for Double Cut Grill’s
signature dining experience for the second consecutive year, Silver Star
recognition for Best Family-Friendly Meeting Hotel and Resort in Smart
Meeting’s 2014 Smart Stars Awards, Clean the World’s Top 50 Hot
Properties in 2013, the Daily Herald’s 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards for
Best Indoor Waterpark, selection as one of the nation’s Top Family
Resorts by Family Fun magazine for 2013, being named the Best Conference
Center in the state by the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association and
selection as the Corporate Meeting Destination of the Year by Cleveland
Business Connects magazine. For reservation and guest information, call
1-877-KALAHARI (525-2427) or visit KalahariResorts.com.
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1 Results of a national survey administered to 1,000
nationally representative U.S. parents, ages 18+. Survey conducted in
October 2017 by Wakefield
Research on behalf of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions.