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WWA’s Waterpark Resort Development & Expansion Workshop
Early-Bird Registration Ends September 20th

The waterpark resort is the fastest-growing segment of the waterpark industry—come learn why at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, Florida!

Overland Park, September 11, 2009 – The deadline to get the best rates on the WWA Education Package and the Waterpark Resort Development & Expansion Workshop at the World Waterpark Association’s 29th Annual Symposium & Trade Show is September 20th.
More and more hoteliers are discovering that waterpark features impact the most important numbers for hotel operators. Occupancy and ADR levels for waterpark resorts exceed traditional hotel competitors by a wide margin. Figures show increases of as much as $135 more per room for resorts/hotels with indoor waterparks.
The WWA’s Waterpark Resort Development & Expansion Workshop will take place Oct. 20 & Oct. 21, 2009 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando and specifically focuses on waterpark resorts – check out a preview of Workshop topics:
  • The Future of Hotel/Resort Waterparks
  • The Feasibility Process                                                                                
  • Designing for Maximum Entertainment Value
  • Project Development & Construction Costs of Waterpark Resorts
  • What’s it Cost to Operate a Waterpark Resort
  • Finding the Money & Getting Your Project Financed
  • Choosing the Right Attractions Mix for Your Project
  • Maximizing the Guest Experience
  • Key Engineering Issues & Challenges
  • Development Showcases: Mega, Large, Mid-Size & Small
  • Detailed Q&A Round Table with all speakers
The Waterpark Resort Development & Expansion Workshop is the best resource available to help hoteliers learn more about this ever-growing trend.
Experts from throughout the waterpark industry will speak at the workshop and offer valuable insight into Waterpark Resort development and expansion.
Immediately following the Workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to network with fellow developers at an exclusive Developers’ Reception, October 21, 2009.
In addition to the Waterpark Resort Development & Expansion Workshop, the WWA Symposium will feature an expanded Development & Expansion Track, which offers educational sessions led by industry experts and professionals from within the development segment. Check out a few session titles offered as part of the track:
  • The Next Big Thing in Family Entertainment. What Is It?
  • Tax Issues for Developers
  • Engergize Your Savings: A Panel on Energy Conservation.
  • How to Deal With an Aging Indoor Waterpark
  • Risk Management for Hotel/Resort Waterparks
More than 50 sessions and workshops are being offered at the waterpark industry’s largest educational event of the year.  Check out these featured topics:
  • Disney Institute Workshop: Leadership, Disney Style
  • Disney Institute Tour: Innovation in Action
  • Crisis Communication Workshop
  • Reinventing Waterpark Food Operations
  • Is Your Facility ADA Compliant?
  • Managing the Issues of Unique Guests
  • What’s in Your Air?  Keeping Guest and Employees Healthy & Happy
  • What Happened Last Summer: An Update on the Battle Against Waterborne Illness
  • Government Relations Roundtable Discussion
  • Help Us Help You: Top Ten Claims Producers
  • Smart Ways to Negotiate & Save on Media Buying
  • Safety: What Aren’t You Doing & Why?
  • Successful Marketing Strategies in a Down Economy
  • Sink or Swim: Marketing in a New Media World 
These educational events are all part of the WWA's 29th Annual Symposium & Trade Show, Oct. 20 – 24, 2009 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando.
Visit to learn more about the show. Or call the WWA office at +1-913-599-0300 for more information.

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