IAAPA News - New Member Spotlight - March 2018


Tatry Mountain Resorts, A.S.

Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia

While roller-coaster enthusiasts have been enjoying the thrilling drops and inversions of Legendia’s new “Lech Coaster,” the Polish theme park’s owner, Tatry Mountain Resorts, A.S. (TMR), has been behind the scenes developing and revamping leisure and recreation sites across Central and Eastern Europe. 

In addition to Legendia, TMR owns and operates mountain resorts, hotels, restaurants, sports services, stores, and water parks throughout the region. Mountains and leisure are considered the company’s core segments, through which it operates four mountain resorts that together total more than 100 km of ski trails: Jasná Nízke Tatry, Vysoké Tatry, Szczyrk, and Ještěd. Each resort has its own attractions, like cableways, lifts, snow parks, family-fun zones, and trails of varying difficulty. TMR offers food-and-beverage facilities on the ski slopes, sport services, ski schools, equipment rentals, and shops specializing in top-brand ski and snowboard gear under the Tatry Motion brand. Tatralandia and Bešeňová round out TMR’s leisure parks business, and both provide guests with water-park rides, pools, saunas, spas, and dining.

With 10 years of experience in Slovakia’s tourism industry, the company has been expanding into neighboring countries, like the Czech Republic and Poland, where it has been developing and modernizing large tourist centers. The newest arm of TMR is real estate, through which the company looks to develop infrastructure and construction projects in the mountain regions, capitalizing on the unique location in the High and Low Tatras.

“Tatry Mountain Resorts is joining IAAPA in order to be identifiable in the market of amusement parks, attractions, and resorts to a higher extent and to discover better ways of improving the efficiency, safety, and quality of services it provides,” says Martin Bartos, business development manager at TMR.


Fast Facts:

  • Legendia, the oldest amusement park in Poland, spans 26 hectares and offers 40 attractions that combine entertainment with Polish stories and cultural heritage. Legendia’s concept is based on the magical world of legends, rich Polish history, and modern European theme park models.
  • TMR owns the biggest Slovak water park, Tatralandia, which is open year-round and features a special tropical, indoor hall with an average temperature of 30 degrees Celsius, 14 pools (10 are open year-round), 26 water slides (six are open year-round), and a sauna complex. Two popular attractions are “Surf Waves Tatralandia,” an indoor wave simulator, and “Hurricane Factory,” a free-fall simulator with wind speeds reaching 270 km/h. 
  • In 2017, Tatralandia expanded to include a new children’s amusement park called Tatrapolis, offering an exhibition of 12 metal miniatures of famous buildings from around the world, like Big Ben and the Sydney Opera House. The park also features bumper cars, boat rides, a carousel, a train, and a mirror maze.
  • Bešeňová, located a few kilometers from Tatralandia, is home to the longest, fastest water slide in Slovakia, 15 pools, and 15 water slides, as well as other attractions such as a wellness center and a diving area, where guests can scuba dive to a shipwreck.