The 533,000-square-foot development, on 25 acres at the base of
The final floor is being erected on the eight-story, 453-room hotel. Exterior walls of the massive indoor water park complex are nearly complete.
The year-round indoor water park will be heavily themed and designed for adventure, with 13 "of the most innovative water slides available in the country," spokeswoman
This will include the only combo family raft ride of its kind, and Storm Chaser, the longest indoor water coaster in the U.S.
Aquatopia will have seven pools, including a colossal wave pool, lazy river, zero-depth entry pools and a swim-up bar, and a customized, interactive water play center. The largest installation of Texlon transparent roofing in the U.S. will allow sun tanning, and a view of the stars at night.
Aquatopia's non-water attractions will include a family entertainment center with an arcade, indoor ropes course, nine-hole mini-golf, laser tag arena, bowling, laser maze and children's arts and crafts.
There will be three full-service restaurants with a ski-in and ski-out restaurant and pub, 10,000-square-foot adult and kids' spas and 20,000 square feet of meeting and entertainment space.
The new complex will complement the existing seasonal outdoor water park, winter skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, zip lines, ropes course and mountain coaster, said
"When we purchased Camelback in 2005, we envisioned building a destination resort that offers more four-season activities in one location than anywhere in the country," Berry said. "This will be a place where you can hit the slopes to ski or snowboard and then go surfing in an 84-degree tropical oasis -- all in one day without leaving the property."
Berry and Ellis -- who met while attending
BY THE NUMBERS
250 miles of electrical wire throughout the building.
2.1 million square feet of dry wall.
7,500 energy efficient and LED lights.
170,000-square-foot family entertainment center and indoor water park.
3 miles of underground water park pipe.
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