Atlantis’s waterpark amenity redefined the aquatic theme park concept with a deeply immersive experience. As the only park of its kind in the world, Aquaventure utilizes enhanced visuals combining special effects such as fire, water, fog and light with technological advancements such as water escalators and a ‘transportainment’ system for layers of excitement. Unique in how the park integrates with the resort itself, Atlantian and Mayan cultural elements and textures are interwoven within the lush oasis for a consistent guest experience. More than twenty million gallons of water circulate through high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a kids water-play fort, a life-size Mayan Temple replica, a 7-acre snorkeling lagoon and 12 refreshing swimming pools. The ground breaking designs also incorporates exhibits for sea life at the Dig and an exploratory sunken Mayan ruin serving as a diverse underwater habitat.
As team leader, EDSA was responsible for overall land planning, landscape architecture and construction documents, bringing the site to life through precise attention to detail and innovative design.