Siam Park received the Brass Ring Award with Saifa as the best attraction of the year 2023. The Brass Ring Award was awarded by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) to ProSlide and Siam Park for the best water attraction of the year 2023 in the global attractions industry trade show in Orlando, Florida.
Saifa is the result of a collaboration between Siam Park, recognized as the best water park in the world according to TripAdvisor, and the renowned water slide manufacturer, ProSlide. They have created something unprecedented for the industry: a 614-meter monument full of sensations, emotions and adrenaline in series.
Since its opening in 2008, Siam Park has always sought to surprise its visitors with attractions that other parks cannot offer. The successful team of Siam Park and ProSlide has once again demonstrated innovation and creativity with this spectacular water slide, which is also considered an aquatic roller coaster. With this attraction, they have raised the bar, setting a new standard for the industry. With more than 30 meters of slope and two slides, each one more than 300 meters, a route is carried out where centrifugal acceleration, changes in direction, inclined curves of up to 30%, descents and ascents propelled by water at pressure, and all this embedded in the mountainous landscape where Siam Park is located, guarantee a smile on the visitor’s face, which lasts at least until they leave the park.
Saifa, which means ‘lightning’ in Thai, is an impressive slide built by ProSlide, the world’s leading manufacturer of water attractions. Rick Hunter, the owner of ProSlide, has designed this exceptional attraction together with the Kiessling family, setting new records for length, height and, above all, speed. Saifa combines two innovative ProSlide products: the Flying Saucer and the RocketBLAST. The slide offers visitors a unique experience full of speed, adrenaline and fun. More than 600 meters long in its two lanes, the slide begins with a steep drop, followed by a series of curves that will catapult visitors upwards. This is followed by a section with powerful water injections that propel ride users through several tunnels. After an exciting ride, the slide ends with a spectacular dip into a large pool.
Saifa is one of the main attractions at Siam Park and opened this summer. Siam Park, inspired by Thai culture, features beautiful decorations and stunning greenery. Here is also the largest representation of Thai architecture outside the kingdom. In addition to Saifa, visitors can try other exciting slides such as “Tower of Power”, “Dragon”, “Kinnaree” or “Singha”. They can also enjoy the “Wave Palace”, the largest wave pool in the world, which generates waves up to four meters high. The Water Kingdom is a place where fun and adventure are guaranteed.
The Brass Ring award is not the first that Siam Park has received. The water park has been named the best water park in the world consecutively by TripAdvisor users nine times and has been awarded the European Star Award for the best water park in Europe twelve times by Kirmes & Park Revue, the leading publication and reference in the evaluation of theme parks.
About Siam Park
Siam Park is a water park located in Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain. It has been named the best water park in the world by TripAdvisor users between 2014 and 2023. It belongs to the Loro Parque Group, which also manages the best zoo in the world in Tenerife and the unique Poema Del Mar aquarium in Gran Canaria. The business group also includes the Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden and the American Steakhouse Brunelli’s in Puerto de la Cruz. Siam Park is Thai-inspired and offers exciting attractions, exotic landscapes and authentic architectural wonders. Siam Park appeals to all ages and interests.
About ProSlide Technology Inc.
ProSlide Technology Inc. stands as a global leader in the design and manufacturing of water attractions. With a rich history spanning more than 37 years, ProSlide constantly revolutionizes the industry by introducing groundbreaking innovations and delivering unmatched water attraction experiences. Recognized for quality, performance and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction, ProSlide is the trusted partner of water parks around the world.
IAAPA is a diverse and dynamic community of global attractions professionals. As the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions, IAAPA unifies the attractions community, connects people to learn and grow together, and strives to promote the highest professional standards in excellence and safety around the world. Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents leading industry attractions and supplier companies, consultants and individual members from more than 100 countries. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, water parks, resorts, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, cruise lines, manufacturers and suppliers. The association’s global headquarters and North American office are in Orlando, Florida, USA. IAAPA also maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; and Mexico City, Mexico. Visit IAAPA.org or connect through IAAPA’s social media channels: @IAAPAHQ.