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new slides will be the fastest ones by far in the water park,
in line with their design which is aimed at thrillseekers.
The luminous red double-loop "Vandkanonen" (Eng.:
water cannon) slide is set to get the adrenaline pumping at
Fårup Sommerland. Following on the heels of Aquarena's
installations in Wörgl, Austria, Weinheim and Stein,
Germany, this is the fourth such water slide with two loops.
Vandkanonen in Denmark also starts with the familiar
"AquaRocket" trap-door start, which shoots sliders almost
perfectly vertically downwards. After two loops put the
sliders through high-level centrifugal forces, the super-fast
ride ends in a shallow landing pool.
The second new slide is called "Vandfaldet" (Eng.:
waterfall). This is the perfect name for the attraction, a 35
meter long Kamikaze slide which starts at a height of 13.7
meters into a steep downward angle. This green slide starts
from the same spot as the Vandslangen raft slide, i.e. not
quite so high as the double-loop, but still with a guarantee of
breathtaking speeds. The starting altitude is still a good deal
higher than with most other Aquarena Kamikaze slides. The
landing is also in a shallow pool similar to the loop slide.
The two new slides have been officially opened punctually
for the start of the new season on June 5th.
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40 Years of Fårup Sommerland:
Anniversary with two new slides
Fårup Sommerland in Blokhus, Denmark is turning 40 years
old. This highly diverse amusement and water park is one
of the most important tourism hotspots in Western Jutland,
welcoming some 600,000 visitors each year. It was opened
in 1975 under the direction of Anders Kragelund and has
since grown into one of Denmark's largest amusement parks.
With its famous large rollercoasters including "Lynet",
"Flagermusen", "Mine Expressen", "Falken" and the 2013
addition "Orkanen", Fårup Sommerland is a popular short
break and vacation destination for the whole family. Around
20 percent of the park's guests come from abroad, mainly
from Norway, Sweden and Germany.

To add to the anniversary festivities this summer season, the
park will host four concerts by acclaimed Danish artists and
in May, June and August eight special shows will also be held
at the park for the Fårup Børnefestival (Children's Festival).
A hotel is also in preparation at the park for the upcoming
year. Some six million Euros are being invested into the new
hotel which is already under construction. The hotel will be
an established component of the park and will be designed
to radiate the typical Scandinavian natural atmosphere that
people are already familiar with from the park itself. The
four-star hotel will feature 51 modern rooms and offer a
view of the "Falken" and "Orkanen" rollercoasters.

But this is not a park that rests on its laurels, and it has
invested in new attractions right in time for the upcoming
anniversary. The new attractions are for the resort's water
park which opened originally in 1989. Slide highlights such
as the "Wild River" flume ride and the "Vandcyclonen"
funnel slide which was overhauled in 2007 are just a couple
of the wide range of water rides providing so much fun up to
now at the water park.
The water park has received two new water slides this
summer. Both have been supplied by Aquarena and both
start from the same tower used for the "Vandslangen"
family raft slide which opened in 2011. The tower structure
has been enlarged to accommodate the new additions. The
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