Wave Island, Monteux, France

Waterslides: 10 attractions
Area: 45.000m²
Openning: 2015

After an interval of nearly 30 years, the first waterpark in France has opened with a variety of "firsts." Not only does the tropical-themed park feature Europe's tallest free-fall slide, but it also is home to the region's largest racing slide, longest toboggan slide and longest leisure river. Polin Waterparks is the waterslides supplier of the Project.

Splashworld's first phase opened in late August spread out over 45,000 square meters (484.375 square feet). The park can accommodate up to 6,000 guests.

Among the waterslides that Polin installed at Splashworld are: Kamikaze; Looping Rocket; Windigo; Balck Hole+Rafting+Navigatour Combo; Navigatour; Black Hole; Spheres; Rafting Slide; Water Play Structure

Other unique offerings include the world's largest sheet-wave surf simulator (Guinness World Records pending) that has attracted the attention of some of the world's most prestigious surfers. The surf simulator is located in the park's Wave Club, a free-access area featuring a themed restaurant with Bali-island-imported furniture and a bar and lounge that rocks until 1 a.m. with a resident and guests DJs.

Back in the park, Ri'Kiki Bay is a small 950-square-meter (10,225-square-feet) wave pool awaiting to be completed by a giant surf pool in Phase II.

Two other attractions are unique for being the largest or longest in Europe: Splash'Air Slides, an 11-meter (36-foot) complex of three mega inflatable slides and the park's 650-meter (2,132-foot) leisure river.

Private beaches with exclusive features, lockers, a retail store, three food outlets, a cashless payment system and a unique Splash Pass - which provides fast-pass access to departure platforms - round out the park's well-planned offerings.

In addition, Splashworld includes a 10-hectare (24.7-acre) lake in the center of a semi-wild park. Guests can go swimming, canoeing, ride a pedal boat, fish, bird watch, jog and walk the fitness trail.