28 FEB, 2011

New York, NY and Fishkill, NY


Mega Funworks Inc., dba SplashDown Beach Waterpark and HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading providers of high quality children's entertainment, have entered into an agreement to develop the first permanent Bob the Builder™ amusement attraction in North America. Splash Works™, Bob's new attraction at SplashDown Beach in Fishkill, NY, will be open for the 2011 Season with a grand opening on May 28 during Memorial Day weekend.


Splash Works, a 1,600 square foot Bob the Builder themed spray & play area, is geared towards children ages 1-5, and contains more than 50 interactive features. Splash Works will include Bob's tool shed play structure, two slides, tipping buckets, tot bounces, dancing water, geysers and many other surprises. In addition, Bob the Builder meet & greets will be available daily at the park.


"Over the past five years we have focused our attractions on the teen and adult market. This year, we want to ensure that something fresh and exciting is provided for our younger visitors," said Steve Turk, owner of SplashDown Beach. "It has been a great experience working with HIT Entertainment; they are professional and passionate about their brand."


Rain Drop Products, based in Ashland, OH, will be the primary water feature equipment vendor for Splash Works. They will provide Splash Works' main structure pieces and in ground spray equipment. Included in the site is Rain Drop's "Rain Brain" computer system which allows features to respond to movements and step activators throughout the area. Christina Schneider, Mega Funworks' in-house designer and Steve Turk will be working with Raindrop and HIT on all of the themed elements of the attraction.


"Although we have a lot of heavy lifting in front of us, we are dedicated to opening this attraction for Memorial Day weekend," said Andrew Chafatelli, General Manager of SplashDown Beach.


"We are thrilled to work with SplashDown Beach to open Bob the Builder's first permanent attraction in North America," said Julie Freeland, Director, Live Events & Attractions, The Americas, HIT Entertainment. "SplashDown Beach has taken all of the colorful and fun elements from Bob the Builder and created a great splash park that we hope that kids and families will enjoy for many years to come."


For more information on Splash Works or SplashDown Beach visit splashdownbeach.com.


About Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder and his machine team are ready to tackle any project. As they hammer outthe solutions that lead to a job well done, Bob and the Can-Do Crew demonstrate the power of positive-thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and follow-through.Most importantly, fromstart to finish,the team always showsthat The Fun Is In Getting It Done! Bob the Buildercan be seen building, digging and hauling on PBS KIDS® and Sprout®. Episodes are also available for download through iTunes. For more information about Bob the Builder, and the Can-Do Crew please visit www.bobthebuilder.com.
To download artwork, please visit www.hitnewsonline.com.


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