Innovative Leisure adds Pirate Themed Water Wars to two UK venues


UK adventure attractions specialist Innovative Leisure has announced the opening of the first examples of its new Pirate Themed Water Wars attraction at two venues in England. 

The new attractions have been entertaining guests at Adventure Valley, in Durham, and Milton Maize Maze, in Cambridge, this summer and have proved an instant hit with visitors of all ages.

Produced by Innovative Leisure in the UK from timber as opposed to the more familiar steel, the Adventure Valley Pirate Themed Water Wars fits well within the park’s own theming and is positioned alongside an existing pirate galleon. Made up of four battle stations constructed from a combination of Scotch pine and cedar, each station can accommodate up to four ‘able sea’ adults and children, for a total of 16 players at any one time.

Combined with the Depth Charge upgrade to the game, as has proved highly successful on Water Wars installations at York Maze and Bocketts Farm Park, also in the UK, the ‘battle to rule the seven seas’ gets even wetter than usual! Mounted on the roof of each player unit is a target for the opposing crew to aim at with their water balloon launchers and when a successful hit is registered a sensor sends a signal to the water tank in front of the opposing station which triggers the Depth Charge, sending a wave of water into the air towards the adjacent crew, drenching them in the process!

Milton Maize Maze’s Pirate Themed Water Wars also marks another ‘first’ in that it is the first such attraction to feature Innovative Leisure’s new Easy Fill tap upgrade for the balloons. With the press of a button, the Easy Fill tap automatically fills the users’ balloons with the perfect amount of water, the new tap replacing the action of manually turning the faucet on a traditional tap. This helps operators to run a more efficient balloon filling station, thus saving time and water.

The Water Wars game has proved a popular addition at a variety of attraction venues and with a wide range of age groups as it is the perfect activity for the whole family to take part in, allowing parents to participate instead of watching from the side lines, while it’s also great entertainment for spectators too.

“Water Wars has proved extremely popular over the years with many different attraction venues and their guests,” said Innovative Leisure Managing Director Phil Pickersgill, “and this new themed version is another great option. We are delighted with the response it’s received at Adventure Valley and Milton Maize Maze and we’ve got a lot of interest from other operators too for further installations. It’s been an excellent addition to our product range.”

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