Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico – Grupo Vidanta, Latin America’s leading resort and luxury vacation experience developer, this week announced two purchases from Intamin Amusement Rides and one from Doppelmayr/Garaventa Group, in what is expected to set a new world standard for resorts and entertainment park rides.
The company is continuing their plans and construction for its eagerly anticipated Vidanta World, a collection of entertainment parks located on their world-famous Nuevo Vallarta beach resort, voted one of the World’s Top 100 Hotels by Travel and Leisure in 2019.
By Winter 2020, Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta will be the only resort in the world connecting guests to both the beach and to entertainment parks by air. Grupo Vidanta has partnered with the expert engineers at Doppelmayr to create The Vidanta SkyDream – a state-of-the-art aerial gondola featuring D-Line technology.
The Vidanta SkyDream will be the first of its kind in Latin America and will offer five stations on a four-plus-mile route through which passengers will be whisked through Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta in minutes with a VIP experience that reimagines resort transportation. Guests riding the gondola will be able choose between regular and glass-bottom cars designed for those who wish to admire the stunning views from above.
From Intamin, one of the world’s leading ride development company, Grupo Vidanta also purchased a 45 meter diameter coaster wheel, an iconic cutting edge Ferris wheel featuring a mixture of standing cabins and cabins that can move along a track to provide even more thrills for passengers. This particular configuration will also feature a breathtaking lighting design that will be part of a grand lake show, sure to dazzle ride goers and pedestrians alike.
The second ride purchased from Intamin is a 40 meter parachute drop which will whisk families up and down by the water’s edge, who will be treated to spectacular views of the surrounding incredible vistas that include the parks, the resort and the beach.
As The Global Association for the Attractions Industry continues its annual IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida through November 22, Grupo Vidanta is sure to make major waves with a bevy of amusement ride purchases planned in addition to all the ones already underway.
“Our guests have come to expect only the best from our brands, and their anticipation is high for the new entertainment parks,” said Iván Chávez, Executive Vice President of Grupo Vidanta. “Success has come from our ability to anticipate the needs of our clientele and deliver a vision that others have never done before. The large investments we are making in the latest ride and transportation technology demonstrates our commitment to setting a new global standard for excellence and fun.”