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Do you want to:
•  Ensure existing customers keep coming back again and again?
Get more customers through your turnstiles?
Produce effective marketing materials to keep your park name in front of potential customers?
Maintain trained and productive employees?
Influence the legislative policies that affect the waterpark industry?
Understand and stay ahead of the trends that impact the recreation industry and your business?
Take advantage of discounts that are so cost-effective that their use alone pays for your Association membership?

Of course! And that’s what membership in the World Waterpark Association is all about!

The Association provides valuable benefits that allow members to stay in-the-know on myriad aspects of the industry. Each benefit has the ultimate goal of helping you—our members—in a wide variety of ways. For example, the member magazine—World Waterpark Magazine, published 10 times each year and available ONLY to members—provides valuable information on waterpark-business topics, industry trends and dozens of other subjects. Similarly, members receive essential supplementary publications—many valued at more than $200 each. These publications are considered critical in helping parks to operate safely. Other incentives for membership include numerous discounts and special deals that WWA has arranged with partner companies, such as Yellow Roadway Corp., Airborne Express and Emery, Hertz and Thrifty Rental Cars, and Paymentech, the premier provider of electronic payment solutions. These special programs alone pay for your membership every year!



Read below to learn about the numerous other benefits available to members of the Association. Join the thousands of others who have benefited over the years from being a member of the World Waterpark Association!
Plan to attend the Annual Symposium & Trade Show
in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, on October 27-30, 2014, at the Paris Hotel Convention Center. The trade show will be held October 28 and 29.

The WWA’s Symposium & Trade Show continues to be the exclusive showcase for the waterpark industry. There, you’ll find:

The world’s largest gathering of waterpark experts!
The greatest number of waterpark exhibitors anywhere!
The most comprehensive program of waterpark-focused educational courses!
Whether you’re a waterpark in the public sector, affiliated with a hotel/resort, part of a corporate chain, privately owned or international, WWA’s educational program covers topics that will interest you.
 

One of the most valuable member benefits you receive from WWA is your inclusion in the official Park Locator, which makes it easy for future visitors to find you. Google "waterparks" and the #1 result is WWA's consumer focused waterparks.com. When potential guests visit waterparks.com, the Find A Park feature allows them to search for parks in specific locations via city, state or country or by park name. Then, when they find your park, they can read details that will spark their interest and increase your attendance! To update your park profile, click here.
 

Nowhere else can you get the kind of waterpark-specific industry training as you can by attending specialty events sponsored by WWA. From the Annual Symposium & Trade Show—where you’ll find more than 50 different educational sessions—to other WWA-sponsored events at other industry trade shows and conventions around the world, you’ll find opportunities to learn and expand your knowledge base with WWA.
 

WWA offers a variety of publications, from its member-exclusive monthly periodical, World Waterpark Magazine, to specialty journals that provide tips on waterpark development.
 

The WWA, with their partner Haas & Wilkerson, are proud to offer members an insurance program created specifically for the waterpark industry. The World Waterpark Association Insurance Program is one of a kind in pricing, coverage, claims management, and data development. By combining experience, dedication and purchasing power, the World Waterpark Association Insurance Program provides its members reduced and stabilized rates both now and in the future. For more information please visit our website: www.hwins.com/waterparks or email us at: wwainsurance@hwins.com.


The WWA has partnered with Clear Marketing Concepts to offer WWA members a revenue-generation program for waterparks that focuses on in-park radio solutions as well as corporate sponsorship strategies. The goal is to help you (a) better monetize operations while (b) providing a professional, quality entertainment option for customers.
 

The World Waterpark Association has partnered with North Social, one of the world's largest Facebook marketing companies to help member waterparks get more from their social media marketing efforts, so they can: collect more likes; drive more engagement; and convert fans into loyal paying customers.
 

Have something to sell? A position to fill? An RFP to post? Or are YOU looking for a new opportunity? WWA Classifieds gives you the opportunity to do all of the above and more!
 

What is WWA Groups? The easiest way for WWA members to communicate on the Internet! Discuss common concerns and current events in an online community in which you can share and exchange information with peers from around the globe as easily as sending an e-mail.
 

The WWA has negotiated and endorsed an interactive platform designed for Entertainment Venues. The WWA Award Winning ePlatform by Convergence allows waterparks to easily manage website content and to strengthen eMarketing efforts with eCommerce, eTicketing, promotions, and online loyalty clubs.
 

A proud partner of the WWA, PMG Aquatics offers opportunities for celebrity appearances, media events and endorsements by Olympic athletes and other talent within aquatic facilities and waterparks.
 

Safety is an ongoing concern of WWA. That’s why the Association goes to great lengths to develop opportunities to promote safety among both its members and the public as a whole. National Water Safety Month is an integral part of this effort.
 

You deserve some professional recognition for the advertising and promotional campaigns you develop for your waterpark. The Wave Review competition is your chance to earn awards of excellence and well-deserved accolades from your peers for your efforts.
 

Finding opportunities to network with peers in the waterpark industry is easy when you’re a member of WWA. From the Association’s Annual Symposium & Trade Show to various other industry-related events around the globe to committee connections, you can stay in touch with others who have similar interests in furthering themselves via industry and personal goals.
 

Let your guests know you put WATER SAFETY FIRST by becoming a WWA Be Water Aware™ Member Park. The Be Water Aware™ Member Kit will help you educate your guests on water safety. You’ll get Public Service Announcements featuring Olympic athletes, Amanda Beard, Janet Evans, Jason Lezak, Rowdy Gaines, and Mark Spitz speaking on how to stay safe in the water, as well as radio and in-park announcements, posters, window decals and more.
 

Substantial savings are available to members through elite discounts WWA has arranged with numerous business partners, including Yellow Freight, Roadway, Airborne Express, Emery and Thrifty and Hertz rental car companies, not to mention Paymentech, the premier provider of electronic payment solutions.
 

Courses covering essential topics relating to safety and industry best practices. Equip your team with more knowledge and better training on the best schedule for your facility.
 

Change your password and keep the WWA up to date on your park's key data including park features and staff contacts. This is information is for the WWA's internal member database.