The largest indoor waterpark under a single custom curved retractable roof in the USA officially opens, dazzling hundreds
Grand Prairie, Texas is abuzz today as the city officially opens a new waterpark that is as grand as its name. Epic Waters is an amazing 80,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor waterpark. After months of careful preparations, Epic Waters is welcoming a crowd of guests to experience the park’s one-of-a-kind attractions for the first time. Both the celebration and the water park itself are too big for this event to simply be called a Grand Opening; instead, it might be better known as an Epic-Opening.
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark features some of the most amazing water slides and attractions in the southwest, all under the largest single curved retractable roof in the USA, designed and built by OpenAire. The park’s 62,000-square-foot enclosure will let visitors enjoy Epic Waters in a naturally-lit, fresh indoor/outdoor atmosphere throughout the entire year. Grand Prairie, OpenAire, and the park’s whole development team are thrilled to open this unique destination to the people of Grand Prairie just in time to provide a sunlit retreat from the cool mid-winter weather.
VIP guests were able to experience this one-of-a-kind park early on Thursday, January 11, 2018, while many more are arriving from across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex today. Visitors have been dazzled as they rode Epic Waters’ thrilling attractions from Whitewater West, which drop out of the 83-foot-tall cupola that makes guests feel as though they are climbing into the sky before launching down some of the highest waterslides in the country. These rides include the Lassoloop, the tallest Aqualoop in the country; Yellowjacket Drop, the first indoor combination of the Boomerango and Constrictor slide; Aquanaut, the first indoor double-rider Aquasphere ride; RioGrand, a 600-foot lazy river; and many more, all in an inviting sunlit atmosphere thanks to OpenAire’s dynamic enclosure. In addition to all these amazing features, Epic Waters’ retractable, naturally-lit enclosure will give Grand Prairie significant returns on investment and energy savings; allowing the park to operate year-round and save up to 27% on energy costs annually. With so many great features and attractions in a unique open environment, Epic Waters will remain one of Grand Prairie’s most epic achievements for years to come.