Small maintenance mistakes very often come with a high cost. From an unsafe guest experience, shorter park lifespan to huge repair costs and negative goodwill for the park, there is lot that a simple maintenance mistake can lead to. Based on WhiteWater’s years of experience of helping parks around the world maintain their parks, we have identified the five most common maintenance mistakes that parks make. Read further.
While maintenance is a continuous process, at the start of the season it is even more important. Any efforts made now have a direct impact on your park’s bottom line at the end of the year. By keeping your park equipment properly maintained, you can ensure not just high performance, but avoid downtime and ensure safety and higher guest satisfaction. Read more on how to gear up for season start.
A fresh coat of paint or a thorough cleaning isn’t always enough to give your waterpark that “like-new” feel. Retrofitting your play structure with theming, new interactive elements or a new color palette can provide a new selling feature for the waterpark and a new marketing angle to promote! Benefits: “Like-new” attractions boost guest perception and guest experience Increased seasons pass sales with pre-season promotions of new features Reduced capital expenditure compared to a new-build What are my options for retrofitting? Play [...]
Avoiding costly reactive maintenance is as simple as adopting a structured approach. The following 6 steps take you through the process of creating your maintenance plan, the ideal reference tool to guide you through your entire year of maintenance, services and repairs. STEP 1: Take Inventory Perform an inventory of all the equipment in your park and develop a list and schedule of maintenance required. Your inventory should list of all the major components of the attraction, as well as manufacturer and [...]
Pat Finnegan, previous Director of Operations for Wet‘n’Wild Orlando & General Manager for Chula Vista Resorts in the Wisconsin Dells learned many tips and tricks in his years of service to optimize his maintenance planning. Over the years he witnessed great and not-so-great maintenance planning while working in waterpark operations and is sharing his top five waterpark maintenance pitfalls and how to avoid them. Following his years of park operations experience, Pat now supports waterparks throughout the United States develop [...]
Many parks operators had to learn maintenance tips and tricks the hard way. Now, they’re passing along their knowledge and wisdom to others on how they keep their waterpark pristine all year long. 1. Roger Skaggs, Maintenance Supervisor, NRH2O Waterpark, Texas “To avoid changing your gaskets yearly, it’s important to winterize your play structure by draining all the pipes properly. Take the bleed cap off and let the water drain otherwise it will freeze and expand and look for some way [...]