Lighting up the night

WETSIDE Water Park will be lighting up the night every Friday and Saturday half an hour after the sun sets.

A free light and music show will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, lasting about 20 minutes.

“The show draws on the unique system of Programmable Logic Control which allows us to operate the 310 jets in the park's central play arena,” WetSide supervisor Mark Thornton said.

“Each jet also has an LED light underneath it. The pressure and timing of the jets are combined with a lighting sequence to make the fountains ‘dance' in time to the music.

“The show lasts for around 20 minutes and creates a really entertaining spectacle.”

Hervey Bay's water education park has proved more than popular during the day as more and more residents and visitors make use of its facilities – and Wide Bay Water is hoping the light show will prove equally popular.

Wide Bay Water's Christina Maynes said the light show would be a great thing for the Fraser Coast.

“Residents and tourists can go and see the show for themselves.

“WetSide will be even more of an asset for the region.

“It definitely brings another dimension to WetSide.”

Patrons cannot enter the water while the show is operating because the fountains are under much greater pressure than usual and it could cause injury.

“We'd ask parents to ensure their children are well supervised and kept away from the fountains,” Mr Thornton said.

“Staff will request this over the loudspeaker before the show begins but we'd like to make parents aware of this before they arrive.”



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