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Carnival Celebrates the Opening of Splash Island

June 21, 2016 - Atlanta, Ga: Local Atlanta kids from Camp Best Friends are the first to enjoy the new Splash Island at Adams Park funded in part by Carnival Cruise Line on Tuesday in Atlanta, Ga. Jason Getz / Photo Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line, along with community dignitaries and local families, recently celebrated the opening of Splash Island at Atlanta’s historic Adams Park.

The interactive red, white and blue-coloured splash pad, funded in part by Carnival and inspired by Carnival WaterWorks, the cruise line’s onboard water experience, is the latest addition to the park’s pool area. The day’s festivities included a ceremonial ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling presided over by the City of Atlanta in partnership with Carnival executives, former Hawks player and nine-time NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins, Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Amy Phuong and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

“We are honoured to have the opportunity to ‘give fun back’ to this great community and its families through the creation of ‘Splash Island,’ which will provide terrific outdoor fun and activity for area youth,” said Carnival president Christine Duffy. “Every year, we have the pleasure of welcoming thousands of Atlantans on board our fleet of cruise ships, so we want to bring a bit of our ships to the city, just in time for summer.”

Some of the new fixtures that now adorn Splash Island, including splash buckets and cannons, are a small taste of the WaterWorks experience found on many Carnival cruise ships.

(http://www.carnival.com)

(Jason Getz/photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)

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