Source: WhiteWater Richmond, Canada - Paradise Island Waterpark sits in the centre of Chengdu's all-new, enormous 1.7 million square metre New Century Global Centre. Featuring a massive artificial beach and a giant LED screen reflecting spectacular, ever-changing ocean views, the waterpark offers an ORIGINAL array of innovative WhiteWater attractions designed for enjoyment by guests of all ages and abilities. Among WhiteWater attractions providing thrills, shrieks, and squeals are an elaborately themed AquaPlay™ structure offering splashy interactive fun for all, a towering, heart-pumping WhiteWater Abyss™, and a Family Raft Ride. Guests can also test their surfing skills on a FlowRider® Double and experience breathtaking drops, speed and splashes on a variety of Waterslides including an AquaLoop™ and a Whizzard™. When approached to design and furnish the waterpark attractions for this world record breaking, 18 story glass and steel building, WhiteWater sought to deliver a complete waterpark experience - on a grand scale fitting this mega structure. "We are very honored and pleased to be part of this project, another world's first for WhiteWater!" commented WhiteWater President & CEO, Geoff Chutter.

About WhiteWaterWhiteWater brings the fun as The ORIGINAL Waterpark & Attractions Company in two splashy ways; the first is just that - being first. In 1980, WhiteWater dove in feet-first; growing from a successful waterpark operation into a thriving designer and manufacturer of waterpark attractions, we've been making waves ever since.

About the New Century Global CentreSituated in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province, with a population of over 14 million, the New Century Global Centre officially opened on June 28 and was developed by China's Exhibition and Travel Group. As the world's largest building ever constructed, the freestanding building is large enough to hold 20 Sydney Opera Houses and, with about 5.5 million square feet of floor space, has three times the square footage of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

In addition to the waterpark, the structure will house not only offices and conference rooms but also southwest China's biggest shopping and entertainment mall, two 1,000-room five-star hotels, an ice-skating rink, and a 14-screen IMAX theatre.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.