Slide testers needed for new £14m Scarborough water park

Scarborough's new water park needs people to test its slides before it officially opens next week.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 18th July 2016, 8:17 am
Updated Monday, 18th July 2016, 9:24 am
The Water Park nearing completion. pic Richard Ponter 163011
The Water Park nearing completion. pic Richard Ponter 163011

Alpamare Scarborough opens its doors to the public a week today but before then it has to ensure that everything is running - or sliding - smoothly.

Within the next week, in readiness for opening, Alpamare will start to test its state-of- the art waterslides. To help this vital part of the pre-opening preparations go with a splash, fit and healthy slide testers are required to help out.

Dr Anton Hoefter, Alpamare Chief Executive Officer said: “If you dare to try out our cool slides, we want to hear from you.

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“Not only could you be one of the very first people to experience the thrill of the UK’s longest and fastest waterslides, you’ll also get a chance to get a sneak preview of the rest of the water park before it opens to the public.”

Anyone who wants to be a slide tester should apply by sending a message via Alpamare’s Facebook page ( or an email to [email protected] stating their name and contact telephone number.

Applicants should have the flexibility to attend the water park in Burniston Road between today and Sunday.

Testers will be selected at random from all those that apply and the lucky testers will be called to be advised of their success and given further details of how the testing will work.

Alpamare has issued the following disclaimer to all those interested in applying: “The use of all the slides at Alpamare Scarborough is at your own risk.

“Waterslides are sports equipment. All liabilities are declined. Testers should only slide only in appropriate swimwear.”

The Alpine-themed water park will feature four thrilling water rides on a par with those found at premier water parks in Dubai and Florida, offering up to 2,500 rides per hour. The slides, all different, will be up to 120 metres long and will cater for four-person inflatables, double inflatables and racing mats. 35,000 litres of water per minute will be pumped through the slides.