Carnival Horizon splashes out with the first Dr. Seuss WaterWorks

The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 join Christine Duffy and Susan Brandt in announcing the first Dr. Seuss WaterWorks The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 join Christine Duffy and Susan Brandt in announcing the first Dr. Seuss WaterWorks (Photo: Carnival Cruise Line)

When it debuts in 2018, Carnival Horizon will be the first in the Fun Ship fleet to feature Dr. Seuss WaterWorks, themed on the whimsical world of the famous children’s author.

The attraction builds on Carnival Cruise Line's distinction as the family cruise leader, carrying nearly 800,000 kids a year, and its Seuss at Sea program, an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises that features themed youth, family, dining and entertainment experiences.

Located on Deck 12, Carnival Horizon’s Dr. Seuss WaterWorks will offer two slides. The Cat in the Hat, featuring an enclosed raft slide offering more than 450 feet of twists and turns, has an entrance resembling The Cat’s famous red and white hat with the distinctive color pattern carried throughout the slide in alternating translucent and opaque sections.

The 213-foot Fun Things slide, an enclosed body slide with polka dots and special lighting effects, is named after Thing 1 and Thing 2.

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.

Larger-than-life images of The Cat in the Hat holding an inner tube, The Grinch sporting a surf board 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.

'Dr. Seuss is an iconic American brand and we’re delighted to expand our partnership with this incredible top-deck water attraction for our guests,' Carnival president Christine Duffy said in announcing the park with Dr. Seuss Enterprises president Susan Brandt during Cruise Lines International Association's Cruise360 travel agent conference in Fort Lauderdale.

Carnival Horizon will also feature the Dr. Seuss Bookville family reading and play venue and Seuss at Sea activities like The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends and the Seuss-a-palooza Parade and Story Time.

Posted 20 April 2017

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Anne Kalosh

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