A first-ever Dr. Seuss-themed water park will be featured on Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon. This will be the first in the fleet to feature Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, a vibrant water park inspired by the whimsical world and words of the legendary children’s author. The 3,934-passenger vessel is set to debut in Europe April 2, 2018, and my family CAN’T WAIT!
My boys love the WaterWorks on Carnival! Horizon’s Dr. Seuss WaterWorks will not disappoint by offering two distinctly different slides each promising their own splash-tastic fun. Inspired by everyone’s favorite feline, The Cat in the Hat slide will feature an enclosed raft slide offering more than 450 feet of heart-racing twists and turns. It will be like we are getting inside The Cat’s famous red and white hat at the entrance and zooming through it to the end!
Sure to be equally fun, will be the Fun Things slide, named after the mischievous duo Thing 1 and Thing 2. This slide will be an enclosed body slide with whimsical polka dots and special lighting effects and encompassing 213 feet of exhilarating all-ages fun.
Dr. Seuss WaterWorks will also include a 150-gallon tipping bucket patterned after The Cat’s hat, along with a kiddie splash zone with dozens of water spray toys for more fun.
Larger-than-life images of famous Dr. Seuss characters – including The Cat in the Hat holding an inner tube, The Grinch sporting a surfboard tucked under his arm, and Thing 1 and Thing 2 frolicking atop their namesake slide – will greet visitors as they enter the park, with memorable Dr. Seuss phrases displayed on clear partitions that surround the facility.
Dr. Seuss WaterWorks builds upon the line’s distinction as the family cruise leader as well as the incredible success of the fleetwide Seuss at Sea program, that features immersive onboard Dr. Seuss-themed youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences like the Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast, Dr. Seuss’ Bookville, and the Seuss-a-palooza Parade. This new innovation is just one of several family-friendly features on Carnival Horizon which will also feature the groundbreaking bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre and the SportSquare outdoor recreation area with a suspended ropes course.
You’ll have to wait…
Carnival Horizon is scheduled to make its maiden voyage April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona – the first of four round-trip departures from this port. Carnival Horizon will reposition to the U.S. with a 14-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to New York May 9-23, 2018 and will shift to Miami and kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day Caribbean cruises beginning Sept. 22, 2018.
To get a sneak peek at Carnival Horizon take a 360 degrees-tour at www.carnivalhorizon360.com.
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