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04 October 2019

The Park World Excellence Award for best Waterpark Attraction 2019 has been awarded to Cinesplash 5D at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

During IAAPA Expo Europe Show in Paris, on 18th of September, Park World magazine has held its prestigious awards gala, and honored the very best parks & attractions from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Cinesplash 5D at Yas Waterworld has won in the category: Best Waterpark Attraction 2019.

Vienna, 23rd of September 2019 – Attraktion! is honored to receive the Park World Excellence Reward for the Best Waterpark Attraction 2019 for Cinesplash 5D at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi. Operational since June 2018, Cinesplash 5D is a first-of-its kind attraction in the region, using special effects to awaken all senses and take guests on a simulated journey. This water-based theatre experience provides one of the world’s most immersive experience and brings to life Yas Waterworld’s award-winning story, “The Legend of the Lost Pearl”, inspired by the UAE’s pearl diving heritage.

True to the waterpark experience, Cinesplash 5D is packed with special effects such as spraying water, rain, waterfalls, moving seats and water explosions. While RGB lighted bubbles in the theatre walls and ceiling are accompanied by ground fog, leg ticklers, wind effects, and 3 degrees of motion. Taking guests adventures to new depths the entire cinema floods with water up to their knees.

Markus Beyr, CEO of Attraktion! says: “The development of Cinesplash for Yas Waterworld took several years. It was a great honor to realize this exciting theatrical experience and to produce the Legend of the Lost Pearl movie and we are proud to win in this prestigious category besides strong competition.”

“Winning this award is an honor and a testament to the exceptional experience that awaits guests at Yas Waterworld. Cinesplash 5D was undoubtedly one of the most exciting additions to the park in 2018 and we are incredibly proud to have been the first waterpark to introduce it in the region. ” said Leander de Wit, General Manager, Yas Waterworld.


About Attraktion! GmbH:

Attraktion! creates media-based attractions and turn-key solutions for entertainment and leisure venues. The experience products include a wide range of 4D/5D Theatres, interactive group games and a unique range of entertaining robots. Furthermore, Attraktion owns a design studio and an in-house CGI Animation Studio producing attraction designs and special venue films for themed entertainment,  based in Austria –,,


About Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi:

Located in Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld is a one-of-a-kind waterpark that draws inspiration from the UAE’s pearl diving heritage offering families fun-packed adventures, the warmest welcome, and the most engaging themed experience. Home to more than 40 exhilarating rides, slides and attractions, and a diversity of seasonal events and shows guests of Yas Waterworld can enjoy the chance to create new memories with every visit.
Open since 2013, Yas Waterworld has garnered more than 30 industry awards and accolades. Recognized with the “Certificate of Excellence” every year since its opening, Yas Waterworld earned its place in the TripAdvisor “Hall of Fame” in 2018. Voted the ‘Middle East’s Leading Waterpark’ at the World Travel Awards for two years in a row (April 2018 and 2019), Yas Waterworld later received recognition as the ‘World’s Leading Waterpark’ in December 2018, cementing its position as Water’s Greatest Playground. To top it off, Yas Waterworld was also recognized as Best Water Park by the MENALAC awards 2019.

Considered the pearl of Yas Island, the UAE’s premium leisure and entertainment destination, Yas Waterworld combines fun aquatic adventures with local personality to provide guests with an experience unlike anything else.

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