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ADG wins leading edge award for water ride attraction

Aquatic Development Group (ADG) is proud to announce for the third year in a row, the receipt of the World Waterpark Association’s (WWA) Leading Edge Award. This year, ADG has received the award for their innovative take on the traditional wave pool, Twin TidesTM. The award was presented today during the General Opening Session at this year’s WWA Show in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Twin TidesTM is a dual entry wave pool that employs a unique wave system configuration which allows for continuous wave action across the pool, eliminating dead space and doubling capacity. It is the first-of-its-kind in the market.

ADG’s first Twin TidesTM opened in 2016 at Splash Cove in Shawnee, KS. The second reiteration was designed as a crescent shaped version and premiered this past spring at the new H2OBX Waterpark in Powell’s Point, NC.

“Incorporating the Twin Tides water ride into our mix of attractions at H2OBX was a differentiating factor that set us apart from other waterparks in North America,” said Brian Czarnecki , VP Marketing H2OBX. “It drew in the crowds and kept guests of all ages splashing in the water all day long. With the ability to double the waves and capacity levels, we were able to accommodate the multitude of guests that sought out this ride.”

The Twin TidesTM Ride is powered by ADG’s WavetekTM wave generation system and produces up to four different kinds of recreational waves patterns, from gentle rollers to high-action diamond waves. With a footprint of only 7,000 sqft, this dual-entry wave pool creates double the ride capacity of a standard waterpark wave pool, while at the same time allows for maximization of the surrounding space for additional capacity at both ends.

“We designed the Twin TidesTM Ride to respond to the need for parks to continue to differentiate with new and innovative attractions that create excitement and cater to the overall park experience,” said Jim Dunn, ADG Executive VP. “Instead of adding yet another slide, our Water Rides give parks the opportunity to create an entirely new destination experience that expands capacity and optimizes throughout.”

As the leading designer and builder of water parks and attractions in North America, ADG draws on their decades of experience when it comes to creating their new line of Premier Water Ride Attractions. Unique in their approach and delivery, ADG’s Water Rides are sold as all-inclusive, turn-key attractions that enable park owners to have a complete understanding of the entire project scope and costs from the onset. Focusing on both the in-water and out-of-water guest experience, their rides further differentiate in that they showcase detailed layouts highlighting opportunities to maximize site capacity and incorporate areas for F&B and retail to generate incremental revenue.

For more information on ADG’s complete line of Water Rides visit or visit their display booths at WWA (#325) and IAAPA (#2646).

About ADG: Aquatic Development Group (ADG) designs and builds indoor and outdoor water parks and recreational water ride attractions for all types of venues from large amusement parks and resorts, to smaller aquatic and municipal settings. All of their products and designs, from innovative wave pools and rivers to surf rides and adventure lagoons, are developed on the basis of creating unique guest experiences that maximize in-park capacity, encourage incidental purchases, entice repeat visits and increase length of stay. They have installed more than 90% of all wave systems in the U.S. with their patented WaveTekTM technology and have provided design/build and equipment services to more than 4,000 public, scholastic, leisure resort and amusement facilities worldwide. They have won numerous IAPPA Brass Ring and WWA Leading Edge Awards for their innovative water parks and water ride attractions. For more information visit