The Dream Tunnel water attraction, installed in the Super Aqua Club (SAC) water park in Pointe-Calumet, Quebec, won first prize in an awards program recognizing excellence in the attractions industry.
Montreal-based water attractions manufacturer, Vortex Aquatic Structures International, received the award in the category, water park ride/attraction for products under $2 million, in a special awards ceremony held last week.
Named after the rings given to carousel riders at the first amusement parks, the IAAPA Brass Ring Award symbolizes achievement; and the awards specifically recognize excellence in the attractions industry within the last year. In the water park ride/attraction category, esteemed judges evaluate criteria such as originality, quality, and innovation of the product, benefit to the prospective buyer, and the feedback received.
Combining water, art, and technology, Dream Tunnel pushes the boundaries of water attractions and rides, and combined with Vortex’s interactive technology, each ride provides a unique sequence of colourful images, enriching sounds, and sensory experiences that guests wish to relive.
After launching the innovative water attraction at IAAPA Expo 2021, SAC approached Vortex to design and build the first Dream Tunnel. It was an opportunity to transform its existing lazy river into a fully immersive aquatic attraction suitable for visitors of all ages.
Inaugurated in July 2022, SAC rebranded the attraction as The Zephyr River, a unique floating journey through a magical jungle. The new and improved lazy river has captivated park guests and generated significant buzz through local and national news channels and on social media.