Colourful Dr. Seuss WaterWorks Park on New Carnival Horizon Cruise
The first ever Dr. Seuss themed water park will feature exhilarating slides, fun water toys and attractions inspired by the world’s most popular children’s author. Carnival Cruise Line‘s newest ship will be the first in the fleet to feature Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, a vibrant water park inspired by the whimsical world and words of the legendary children’s author. The 3,934 passenger vessel is set to debut in Europe in April 2018.
The announcement was made by Carnival President Christine Duffy and Dr. Seuss Enterprises President Susan Brandt at Cruise3Sixty, an annual gathering of travel agents held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Dr. Seuss WaterWorks builds upon the line’s distinction as the family cruise leader carrying nearly 800,000 kids a year as well as the incredible success of the fleet wide Seuss at Sea program, an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that features immersive onboard Dr. Seuss themed youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences.
Located on Deck 12, Carnival Horizon’s Dr. Seuss WaterWorks will offer two distinctly different slides each promising their own fun.
Inspired by everyone’s favourite feline, The Cat in the Hat slide will feature an enclosed raft slide offering more than 450 feet of heart racing twists and turns. The entrance resembles The Cat’s famous red and white hat with the distinctive colour pattern carried throughout the slide in alternating translucent and opaque sections.
Sure to be equally fun will be the Fun Things slide, an enclosed body slide with whimsical polka dots and special lighting effects and named after the mischievous duo Thing 1 and Thing 2 and encompassing 213 feet of exhilarating all ages fun.
Dr. Seuss WaterWorks will also include a tipping bucket patterned after The Cat’s hat, along with a kiddie splash zone with dozens of water spray toys.
“Our ships are designed as the ultimate seagoing playgrounds and Carnival Horizon will take this concept to the next level with the spectacular Dr. Seuss WaterWorks which promises fun for guests of all ages,” said Duffy. “Dr. Seuss is an iconic American brand and we’re delighted to expand our partnership with this incredible top-deck water attraction for our guests.”
“We’re excited to build upon our relationship with Carnival by introducing our first-ever water park. Dr. Seuss is all about family fun and togetherness and we can’t wait to see our characters come to life in this colourful and exciting space,” added Brandt.
Dr. Seuss WaterWorks is just one of several family friendly features on Carnival Horizon which will also feature the groundbreaking attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre and the SportSquare outdoor recreation area with a suspended ropes course. A wide range of accommodations will also be offered, including extra-roomy staterooms in Family Harbour, which will include a Family Lounge area with large screen TVs, board games and complimentary breakfast, cookies and other snacks.
Carnival Horizon is scheduled to make its maiden voyage on 2 April 2018, with a 13 day Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona.