ADG brings something new to waterparks with H2OBX in the Outer Banks
H2OBX sets a new benchmark in Carolina coastal tourism attractions. As the lead developer on the project, and working with the renowned Weber Group, ADG carefully designed and themed H2OBX to embrace the culture of the Outer Banks. Seeking to incorporate those feelings of tranquility and relaxation tourists expect to find in the Outer Banks, they developed a relaxed and scenic setting that also includes adventure elements.
Vacationers, families and waterpark enthusiasts will be immersed in the rich history of coastal Carolina as H2OBX pays tribute to legendary pirates, boat building and the Wright brothers, while enjoying modern amenities and exhilarating new attractions. H2OBX features an innovative park layout that makes it feel more like a private beach club than the typical waterpark.
“This reflects the guest experience that the owners wanted to deliver,” said Jim Dunn, Executive Vice President for ADG. “By marrying the right mix of thrill and family fun attractions that guests expect from a waterpark, with wide access paths and shaded deck space, we were able to provide seating areas with 50 ‘funbrellas’ and 50 additional cabanas for a more relaxed, resort feel.”
H2OBX delivers enhanced popular attractions as well as several first-to-market slides and experiences, all providing varying degrees of thrills, lengths, drops, turns and intensity suitable for guests of all ages. Many of the attractions at H2OBX offer cutting-edge innovation. Dynamic slides were chosen from WhiteWater West and other cutting-edge attractions like Aquatic Development Group’s Twin Tides Wave Pool. This unique attraction delivers the ocean-simulated current, tide and waves that guests love, but unlike traditional wave pools, it features “dual beachfront” entrance points on opposite ends. The innovative new Adventure Lagoon is also a highlight, featuring climb, crawl and balance soft mat obstacles and swim zones.