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The Center Parcs holiday village at Eleveden Forest in the UK will open a new £4 million water ride in November 2012, which it claims will be a "world's first".

Details of the ride, described as the "first of its kind anywhere in the world", are currently scarce. However, a video on the official Center Parcs website suggests that it will be similar in style to existing multi-person slides at water parks such as Wet 'n Wild in Orlando, with guests boarding four-seater inner tubes.

Further details of the new slide are expected to be released on July 3, including visuals of its design. It will form part of a series of investments aimed at improving swimming pools at Center Parc's four UK sites.

CenterParcs Europe, which operates Center Parcs-branded holiday villages across Europe, agreed a deal in 2010 to construct Europe's largest water park alongside the Disneyland Resort Paris. The UK arm is a separate entity, and is owned by the Blackstone Group, which also owns a 34 percent stake in theme park operator Merlin Entertainments Group.


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