This private island aims to complement the cruise experience on land with the same level of excellence that Royal Caribbean is known for on its ships. Vortex Elevations structures are part of the expansive waterpark. They offer a multi-level adventure in a stimulating environment, with multiple water features and effects for action-packed physical, social and interactive play.
Combining spectacular visuals, interactive structures, exciting water play and special effects, our iconic solutions such as Playable Fountains and Watermark have reinvented water attractions by transforming them into truly immersive and multi-sensory experiences that add a whole new dimension to play.
Part of the Watergarden collection, Leafs mimics nature’s lush greenery. These organic designs offer families a return to nature. In the minds of young explorers, these water features transform your Splashpad® into a magical rainforest, jungle, or pond.
The Sea Silhouette collection is all about nautically-themed features that send children on a deep-sea odyssey. Scaled for big adventures, they often serve as the focal point of your Splashpad®. Each elevated product remains slightly abstract, encouraging little ones to exercise their imagination.
Inspired by children’s unconditional love of playing in the rain and jumping in puddles, Vortex created the perfect accessory: Ombrellos! These play features are part of the Splashpad® Contemporary collection, an extensive array of sleek, urban designs that can be integrated into any landscape.
The Explora Collection invites little ones to explore the world around them (and beyond)by pushing, pulling, and spinning colorful orbs of different sizes – even oversized ones! The result is a series of moving play events that get kids moving! These highly kinetic products help children develop motor skills and keep them engaged.
The LEGO Discovery Center in Texas (USA) features the first Lego-themed water playground in the world. Vortex created custom Lego water features: familiar characters such as Captain Redbeard, the Parrot, and other pirate-themed mini-figures, treasure chests and palm trees contribute to on-brand storytelling and unforgettable experiences.
From Peter Pan to Pirates of the Caribbean, adults and kids never tire of the legendary stories of the high seas: buried treasure, cannons, hidden coves and beaches, and of course the skull and crossbones. A real play battle opportunity awaits little swashbucklers with this multi-deck, multi-cannon configuration, part of our Elevations™ product line.
As children, we valued natural water settings because of the rich and varied sounds, textures and reflections. Pico and Alto, two new Water Journey™ experiences designed especially for toddlers and preschoolers, are inspired by natural elements like cascades, mountain formations and rivers. Pico and Alto streams water down small indentations. As children interact with the rocky walls and interactive accessories, they manipulate the way the current moves.
Inspired by surfers’ favorite spot, the hollow tube or barrel space that forms inside the wave as it breaks, the Water Tunnel is a highly interactive Ground Spray feature, inviting children to run through and dodge the water sprays!
We owe our world-class manufacturing excellence to our highly skilled team of manufacturing professionals— craftsmen, industrial, electrical, and mechanical engineers—as well as our vertically integrated manufacturing facility, which allows us to have full end-to-end control of our supply chain.
This iconic Splashpad® feature is inspired by one of nature’s most unique gifts! Rainbows are one of the most beautiful and magical elements of nature and we are all fascinated by them. Spotting these rare gems elicits a sense of awe, not to mention delight at the promise of sunshine and blue skies ahead!
Inspired by tropical forests, deep sea adventures, a pirate ship or even a western adventure, our Elevations™ barrier graphics are custom designed by our talented team to complement your theme, add a pop of color and give your venue that WOW factor!
Decked out in the bold hues of Mardi Gras gold, purple and green, there’s a new space at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort French Quarter that’s just for little ones who like to splash around and stay cool!
Since 1995, Vortex has been a pioneer in developing state-of-the-art aquatic solutions. Our multidisciplinary team of industrial designers, landscape architects and engineers work collaboratively to develop exclusive technologies and products that advance the industry.
Today, kids lead a more sedentary lifestyle than ever before. Vortex understands the powerful magnetic pull that water exerts on all of us. It moves us, in a way that is natural and intuitive. With over two and a half decades of observation, design and development under our belt, our experts know how to transform this instinctive attraction to water into a fully engaging and stimulating experience that is sure to get kids moving.
The more adventure you offer your younger visitors, the more incentive moms and dads have to make a return visit! Engineered specifically for younger guests, these designs accommodate those who may be slightly hesitant about their inaugural ride.
Part of PlayNuk is the Water Maze, a vertical panel made up of playful widgets. As water streams down the panel, the widgets respond to the current and redirect it. PlayNuk scales down Elevations™ for younger explorers and packs early-childhood games into every nook and cranny.
The Race was inspired by children’s unconditional love of moving objects down streams!The Race consists of two side-by-side tracks where children can move floating objects from a start pool all the way to the final drain, using foot, pumps to accelerate flow. Twigs, floating toys or even water itself can be used to test dexterity and strategy, while bringing out kids’ competitive spirit!
Kids are naturally curious, so until they have learned to believe that spiders and bugs are scary, most children are just fascinated by these creatures! Vortex sought to transform this small creature into an iconic, larger than life feature that will be the focal point of your Splashpad®.
Inspired by the colorful reflections that result from the combination of bright colors, water, and sunlight, Seeflow is a unique polymer created in a vibrant color palette that complements an array of products, from Splashpad® to Elevations™.
Several Vortex Waterslides employ PrecisionRide™ technology, a molding process that provides an incredibly high strength-to-weight ratio. Offering guests the smoothest possible ride, PrecisionRide™ slides are practically frictionless with long-lasting finishes. Premium gelcoats maintain slide color season after season.
Vortex has worked with Royal Caribbean International on projects aboard the Majesty of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas, Adventure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and the recently introduced Symphony of the Seas cruise ships.
“It’s about creating a unique destination experience for every guest. Both Vortex and Royal Caribbean are committed to creating memorable and magical moments for families and that is why our partnership works so well.”
Every bug, leaf and flower has a distinct personality while leaving room for interpretation, so it’s up to kids to create their own whimsical stories. The same venue may be a magical rainforest one day, but a pond on another. Our designs are open-ended to invite children to dive into their own imagination.
Inspired by their vibrant and beautiful colours, fascinating patterns and hypnotic moves, fish are absolutely fin-tastic! We created this cheerful companion in multiple color combinations to complement your nautically-themed Splashpad®.
Mother Nature is unique. There’s nothing quite like the pursuit of the world’s most beautiful blooms! The Bloom is a highly interactive product that creates a spiralling water effect by rotating it with its Twirltec™ handle.
Playable Fountains use unique day and night sequences that marry spectatorship and family engagement. The solution’s numerous configurations feature a slew of exciting games to keep kids moving. Once the sun sets, choreographed LEDs transform your playscape into a dazzling light show.
Twirltec™ is a unique and innovative product aimed at enhancing play value thanks to its interactive spinning ball. Kids are in control while the friction‑free design teaches them about cause and effect.
Color is an important element of our design. From a play and learning perspective, we deliberately use bright and contrasting primary colors to draw little ones’ attention and stimulate their development. Color also sets the vibe of the whole adventure. Vortex offers an extensive of colors moods and tones to suit any brand or venue. Our colors are made to last, maintaining their vibrance season after season.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Kings Dominion, a theme park located in Doswell, Virginia, updated and expanded its water park, now known as Soak City. As one of their primary goals for the redevelopment, Kings Dominion wanted to create an appealing area for kids under 8 – a key demographic that was underserved by the park’s thrill rides and other offerings designed for teens.
This iconic feature will transform your lazy river into an immersive experience: anticipate where the water will drop as you float under the canopy and through colorful water shadows cast by Seeflow™ polymers.
Vortex is renowned for its in-house precision manufacturing, using state-of-the-art equipment. Our manufacturing process is vertically integrated, ensuring control of our supply chain from A to Z. Not only does this guarantee high quality control, but our manufacturing times are the most efficient in the industry.
The Aquarium wanted to extend the attraction’s appeal beyond its interior, allowing visitors to enjoy the outdoors. The solution: a rainforest-themed Splashpad® that offers families the fun of outdoor aquatic play while providing relief from the hot Tampa sun.
We are invested in providing inclusive environments for everyone to participate, regardless of age and ability. Universal and inclusive design is the philosophy at the core of our design approach, so everyone can play.
Interactive architecture captures the wonder of water
Watermark creates patterns and words by manipulating the flow of water. The highly engaging technology can be controlled with a mobile device: write words or draw pictures and see them instantly reproduced in a gleaming sheet of cascading water.
When we think “bamboo”, we certainly don’t picture “urban life”. But at Vortex, we like to push the boundaries of the imagination! These brushed nickel bamboos bring an intriguing contrast and a stunning ambiance.
Good water play design puts a strong emphasis on social development. To successfully promote wholesome play between its users, designs should elicit different types of interactions and play behaviours. At Vortex, we design dynamic structures with diverse, age-appropriate water effects that allow children to play alone alongside others, to play cooperatively with others, or even to engage in healthy competition.
Helico is a highly kinetic product inspired by whimsical “copters”. Two water curtains spin and offer a visually-stimulating experience. Cross through the spiralling water curtains for a dynamic and immersive play experience.
Is it a snake? A lizard? A dragon? Rather than craft a collection of critters that perfectly resemble their real‑world counterparts, Our designers instead replicate their “essence”. This design approach encourages children to use their imagination to fill in the blanks and make up their own worlds!
Orbs can be spun, pushed and pulled, getting kids moving and playing collaboratively. They bring a new level of interaction to every play feature and provide a captivating and tactile play environment while promoting learning of cause and effect. They exemplify our expertise in technology and product innovation.