Snow storms, power outages and lengthy delays could not prevent the team at Village Vacances Valcartier from powering up their brand new FlowRider® Double surfing attraction last week in their new indoor waterpark – Bora Parc.
As everyone on site (management, staff, construction workers, painters, etc…) was working extensively through the night (even our own FlowRider Training and Operations Specialist, Adam Muller), with determination to the meet the venue’s Grand Opening date (December 2nd) for their property additions and indoor waterpark, the first snow storm of the season struck in Quebec!
“There have been over eight accidents in just a few hours,” Adam’s cab driver claimed.
An eventual 15cm of snow started to cover the terrain – along with icy roads, howling winds, collapsed trees and power lines. This all resulted in a massive power outage for Quebec City and surrounding areas, which in turn delayed renovations and nearly cancelled the FlowRider demo and training sessions. Needless to say, that would been a huge bummer and setback. Adam had just traveled cross country and hopped over the Canadian border to train the staff and get them dialed for daily operations.
Just before all hope was lost, the resort and waterpark lit up like a Christmas tree! The power was restored – just in time!
“It felt like a Christmas miracle,” stated one of the employees. “We have been patiently waiting and are so excited to train/ride the FlowRider. I might have cried if it didn’t happen today,” the staff member added.
Once the wave turned on, everyone was immediately addicted. Construction halted, paint brushes were set to the side and management vacated their desks and like moths to a flame came to watch the action on their new feature attraction.
“I am excited to see this venue succeed,” mentions Muller. “The combination of snow and flow, plus a motivated and engaged staff is an awesome recipe,” Muller adds.
The FlowRider Double is the first thing you will see as you enter the 102,000 square foot Bora Parc. In addition to the wave simulator, you will find splash pads, wave pools, a variety of slides and much more. Did we mention there is an outdoor park with more water thrills and snow hills? Village Vacances Valcartier isn’t called North America’s largest winter playground for no reason and now it’s even bigger and better!
If you are looking for Snow, FLOW and waterpark fun in Quebec, check out Village Vacances in Valcartier – pure excitement, attractions and family fun year round!