Plans for huge £75million Indiana Jones style UK waterpark return

A £75 million Indiana Jones inspired waterpark looks set to make a splash in the UK.

Elysium Water Park, expected to be in Bournemouth, is expected to be a huge dome covered water adventure park with an Aztec theme.

According to artist impressions, the park will feature several huge water slides, including one that is completely see through.

As well as several pools, the park will incorporate stunning detail through buildings and plants to make you feel like you are on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, from the iconic movies series starring Harrison Ford.

Speaking on its website, the park is described as “not just a water park” with both dining and a spa facilities also available.

The attraction also highlights that it will use booth virtual reality and augmented reality for its rides to create a “true cinematic experience”.

The site reads: “Journey through our tropical paradise in special transparent flumes designed to promote enthusiasm to be truly transported away.

“Elysium Water Park will for the first time bring to the UK a waterpark to compete with the top 5 international venues design to run 365 days a year into a Tropical environment protected by one of the largest free-standing glass domes in the UK.

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“The founder of Elysium aims for it to become the country's premier waterpark, delivering a wild and exciting or calm and relaxing day out to its guests."

Elysium Water Park had been delayed due to Covid-19 but the businessman behind the project is keen to get it back on track.

Speaking to DorsetLive, Constantine Acodrinesei said the drawings were created for a proposed site and had not submitted an application to Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) Council due to industry and virus uncertainty.

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He said: "At the moment I am looking for other options.

"I will always intend to do it in Bournemouth, no matter how long it took. It is what it is and I will go back to the drawing board."

It is believed the site would bring in over 1 million visitors a year to Bournemouth with a daily capacity of over 4,000.

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