Aquapark "Flipper" in Hammamet
Aquapark Flipper ("FLIPPER") is located in the resort of Hammamet , this is the only major water entertainment center available to tourists at the resorts of Nabeul and Hammamet, as well as the resorts of the capital's group - Gammarth , Serdia, La Gulette.
Theoretically, there is AquaLand Park in Yasmine Hammamet , but there are only five slides, and it is rather a "makeweight" to the CarthageLand theme park than a full-fledged water park.
Vacationers at the above resorts can not be chosen. We will understand all the pros and cons of the Flipper water park.
Figures and facts
Aquapark Flipper is not "hotel", as it often happens in resorts. That is, it is a separate enterprise, in no way connected with any particular hotel. It will not be possible to buy a ticket to a certain hotel and use the water park for free and without restrictions.
Owner - the company "The FLIPPER Aquatic Animation Company" was established in May 1999 specifically for the purpose of construction, and the first visitors Flipper took in July 2002.
The name "FLIPPER" is stated as an abbreviation, stands for "Fantastique, Legendaire, Inoubliable, Paradisiaque, Palpitant, Etourdissent, Renversant", which translates from French as "Fantastic, Legendary, Unforgettable, Paradise, Trembling, Amazing, Stunning." An original marketing move, in Tunisia, quality marketing is a rarity.
Owners call their park "the biggest in Tunisia". If you take the number of slides, then this statement is true. On the roller coaster in detail in the second part of this article. But if measured by area, then Flipper is not the first. The park is small, located on a rectangular plot of land only 150 to 100 meters.
The administration claims that the area is 2 hectares, but in reality it is no more than 1.5 hectares. Also on the official website it is stated that its capacity is 1000 people. Theoretically, 1000 visitors will fit here, but being in the park in such a situation will be quite uncomfortable.
Aquapark Flipper is located next to the beach, which its owners speak of as an advantage. The advantage is doubtful, because there is no direct access from the park to the beach.
Where to find and how to get there
The flipper is located in the tourist area of Hammamet, at the end of the hotel line. It is about 7 kilometers to the east of the medina of Hammamet (the official center of the city). Another kilometer to the east begins the line of hotels in Nabeul.
To get there, you can use local buses or minibuses, but it's easier to use a cheap Tunisia taxi . It is equally convenient to go from both Hammamet hotels and from Nabel hotels, the price of a taxi ride is up to 10 Tunisian dinars . From Yasmine Hammamet taxi will cost 12-18 dinars.
From Suss , El Kantaoui and more southern resorts, it's pointless to go to Flipper, there are aqua parks: AquaSplash and Acqua Palace . From the hotels of the resorts of Gammarth , La Gulette and Serdia, to travel 80-90 kilometers is more than an hour drive and about 50 dinars for a taxi. For visitors to these resorts, we recommend buying an organized tour (excursion).
Prices for entrance and organized trips
An organized trip costs about 10-15 dollars. This tour includes an entrance ticket and a trip to the water park and back.
If you come alone, the entrance costs 15 dinars for an adult and 10 dinars for a child. The ticket price includes visiting all attractions, there is no entertainment for an additional fee.
Opening hours and season
The water park opens on May 15 and closes on October 15, dates may vary depending on the weather in Hammamet in these months. Opening hours: from 8-30 to 19-00.
"Nail program" - a hill "kamikaze" height of 15 meters. Rather, the two slides - one straight, the second with a bend in the center.
These slides are different from those in other water parks. Usually the hill "kamikaze" ends with a long gutter, in which the visitor safely brakes. Here, there is no gutter below, and a person lands directly in the pool. Be careful, this system is traumatic. See the photo on the right.
Recall that in the event of injury in the aquapark, medical insurance in Tunisia does not work (however, as in any other country). Such activity of a tourist falls under the item "extreme sports", and the water park itself must insure the visitor. Do they insure their customers in the Flipper Water Park? Do not know, did not check.
The second fun is the roller coaster "whirlpool". These are two winding slides 60 meters long, the total height is 15 meters.
The third attraction is a "multislide" of 5 slides 12 meters high.
The fourth is a hill "black hole", and here we must make an important explanation. Usually so called slides, where a visitor runs down the chute into a large "cup" and falls down the pool through an opening in the bottom of this "cup", tourists call this attraction a "toilet bowl". In the water park Flipper is called a completely different attraction - a long closed hill of black color.
The fifth big attraction is called "twister", these are two closed slides, braided with each other.
The best attraction in our opinion is the "crazy river", it is a long and wide hill, on which it is most interesting to ride together on a double tubing.
In addition to these slides, there are:
- "Lazy River" - an artificial river, along which it is nice to swim slowly on a circle;
- "Lagoon" - several pools connected to each other, in one such pool there is a small artificial waterfall.
- Hydromassage in one of the pools.
The children's area here is small, consists of two towers with slides. The first tower is designed for older children, there is a multi-slide, an open and closed hill. The second tower for very young visitors, there are three simple slow slides.
Children's zone of the water park Flipper we put the rating "3-", since there is no stylization, the slides are weak, and there is no additional entertainment.
Tips for tourists
- It is forbidden to bring drinks or any food to the Flipper water park. Exceptions are only for baby food and children's water.
- In a small shop you can buy a towel, swimsuit, hat, sunglasses or creams.
- If you see a double circle, take it immediately, without hesitation. Double circles in the water park Flipper in short supply, especially in the summer months.
- On the territory there is one counter with snacks, one cafe and a restaurant with a limited set of dishes. Do not expect to have a decent dinner here.
- There is no specific stylization. On the territory are scattered figures of animals: dolphins elephant, giraffe. Some tourists climb the figure of an elephant and take a photo.
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