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Galbraith joins Australian Waterslides and Leisure
Former Wonderland Sydney and Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur General Manager Stephen Galbraith has joined Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) as Sales and Marketing Manager.
Announcing Galbraith's appointment an AWL statement read "Stephen brings to AWL his vast knowledge and experience in the waterpark and theme park industry"
Coffs Harbour-based AWL team has provided a professional service to the waterpark industry for over 30 years. This experience ensures a unique blend of creativity, innovation and commercial reality.
The company recently established agencies in New Zealand, Korea and China for those nation's respective markets and hasadded a designated Chinese language section to the AWL website.
AWL has also completed the recent installation of three body rides for the newly redeveloped Waterworld Aquatic Centre in Tea Tree Gully, South Australia.
Two of the rides are 800mm-diameter tube and open Fast Straight Line Drop slides while the other is a combination of 1,200mm diameter tube and an open reverse banked SupaJet slide.
On the straight line drop slides, riders plunge down a 9 metre drop at 45 degrees before landing into runouts. The rides have a minimal water delivery (20 to 30 litres per second) to lubricate the rides, making them faster as well as more environmentally friendly.
During the design phase, AWL wrote its own flume calculation software program integrated with AutoCAD to enable safe and exciting 3D configurations to be accurately modelled.
Each of Waterworld's news rides give a different experience for the riders: in the case of body rides, the ride experience can differ due to the type of swimmers the ride is carrying (giving a varied co-efficient between ride surface and the rider) water volumes, and rider weight. All rides are designed so that the rides fall within the safety parameters of all variables.
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