First pictures of Britain's biggest water park revealed

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
(Elysium Waterpark)


New artist impressions of a proposed 75-acre water park that utilises visual technology have been released.

Elysium Water Park is expected to feature thrilling rides, slides, splash pools, wave machines and rivers across its vast covered site.

The team boast the park will use Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technology to enhance swimmers’ experience.

The complex will also feature country gardens, outdoor areas, country walking trails and restaurants.

(Elysium Waterparks)

Elysium’s location will be set in Hurn, Dorset, situated in close proximity to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The amazing looking park is not expected to open until 2023.

But the project has released a set of artists' impressions of what the super park will look like on creation.

The park is the brainchild of Costa Acodrinesei, who believes the mammoth water park will gain worldwide attraction.

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The Romanian-Greek businessman said: "This is something very spectacular, it's a very big vision but I know we can do it.

"I want it to be something for the whole community and for everyone to get behind it."

Mr Acodrinesei said the park would appeal to the widest possible audience and could attract around 4,000 visitors a day.

Annually, that figure is expected to rise to between 576,000 and 923,000.

(Elysium Waterpark)

However, the park has no business plan in place yet - and faces various hurdles along the way.

The scheme does not have planning consent able to make a formal presentation to BCP councillors.

There was a meeting earlier in the year with the executive director of the old Bournemouth council, Bill Cotton and Conservative cabinet member Philip Broadhead, who is now an opposition member.

The new park would also require major road improvements before work received the go ahead.

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