Sunday, April 17, 2011

Texas Water Wars

Residents of Texas will be fighting back against the brutal summers with some cool new ammo!

Enter Viper at NRH2O in North Richland Hills, pictured above. At 43-feet-tall, Viper will send family rafts down its 430-foot chute, rocking back and forth in a 20-foot-wide "mega tube" section. Still under construction, the ride is slated to open with the park on May 14th.

This Whitewater attraction is the first of its kind in the United States, with two others debuting in China and Dubai. The rendering above is courtesy of Whitewater's website, and the actual layout may vary some.

The brand-new Hawaiian Falls Waterpark in Roanoke, TX will offer guests hundreds of exciting play options with its centerpiece Mega Waterworld, touted as the world's largest water playground. At six stories tall, it will include a dozen waterslides intertwined with water elements for all ages. The Breaker Bay wave pool and Kona Cooler river attraction will also debut with the park.

Finally, the Gaylord Texan Resort is offering its guests a new 10-acre pool complex. Highlights include a large Family Lagoon and zip-line, 600-foot Lazy River with a walk-in beach, and a 27-foot-tall serpentine slide.


IT Technician said...

You guys aren't exactly on it?!? There is also one in the UK at Thorpe Park, Storm Surge opened this season.

Mike said...

If you are talking about the Viper going into HRh2O, that is a totally different ride than Storm Surge. Similar in concept, but different manufacturers, elements, etc. Storm Surge is designed as a ride park attraction, the Viper is a pure water park attraction, too.

linear said...

The Photo is of the White Water West Giant RainFortress is of the Custom Giant RainFortress at Cowabunga Bay Water Park in Draper, Utah. As I understand it, Cowabunga will still have the World's Biggest Splash with our 1,200 and 800 Gallon Buckets.

- Sid

linear said...

Mike, I also forgot to mention that White Water West also makes the "Spinning Rapids" Ride that is Storm Surge. ;)

- Sid

Mike said...

Doh! I totally knew that Whitewater made the Spinning Rapids! I have no idea why the heck I wrote that!