Fog is applied in water play and spray parks to captivate visitors, enhance thematic elements and provide dry play areas. Unlike slides, sprays and waves, fog particles collect and move with the natural environment providing a relatively dry, interactive, yet cool experience.
|Challenge||Develop unique water play features that encourage interactivity.|
|Solution||Add fog to thematically enhance water play elements or use fog as a ‘dry feature’ as an alternative to a classic spray pad.|
|Benefits||Fog adds an entirely different element to water play areas sets these features apart from classic water play features. Additionally, the same system that provides high pressure fog effects can also be leveraged for outdoor cooling in parent waiting areas.|
Water park play has come a long ways. George Millay, whom the World Water Park Association deemed the “Father of the Waterpark” in 2004, came up with the first underwater zoo, SeaWorld in San Diego in 1964, and created the first Wet N’ Wild water parks in Orlando in 1977. Enough time has passed since the 60’s and 70’s, and with a wider range of resources, water park designers are adding more creative measures to keep people coming through their front doors.
At Koolfog, we’ve helped create these nuances and have successfully provided many with a unique kind of “dry” water play or interactive fog effect that doesn’t have to be exclusive to a water park environment. With the use of Koolfog’s custom designed and manufactured high-pressure pumps, water is split into tiny particles by our specialized fog nozzles. These miniscule particles not only collect and create dynamic, interactive fog effects, but they also replace heat in the air through adiabatic cooling. Adding fog effects to outdoor play can add life to any playground, especially in locations where the unbearably hot summer months turn every park in town into a dead zone.
Within water parks, fog effects timed to warn of downpours or sprays or to obscure what is beyond can create a more interactive setting. With such simple highlights, fog effects can recreate the ambiance within your entire water park or play ground without the major reconstruction projects that new equipment, attractions and rides require. With each burst or billow of fog, children are kept cool, entertained and stimulated.
As park designers and water park professionals are inspired by modern technological enhancements, creating a new kind of play structure is exciting and innovative. As parents who want to provide their children with exhilarating play, especially during months where normal playground play is off limits, adding high-pressure driven, pure water fog effects can supply children with hours of energizing entertainment. Enhancing existing water parks and playgrounds with fog additions can allow parents to let their children out during the warmer months. Koolfog’s professionalism, design experience and creative problem solving skills can provide the perfect step to the next level of unique water play environments.