Monday, November 21, 2011

Lake Compounce Adding Riptide Racer in 2012

Lake Compounce is getting twisted in 2012 with the addition of Riptide Racer, a brand new water slide attraction.

Created by Proslide, the Riptide Racer will feature four separate slides, which pit riders against each other in a race to the finish line.  A new take on the popular racing mat slides, the ride looks to be a part of Proslide's Kraken Racer series.  This style of ride just debuted this year, and is available in many different sizes, including a 4 lane model.

The tubes that make up the slide, which stands 42 feet high and each stretch 293 feet long, actually are braided around each other, creating an interesting visual.

The high capacity racing slide will help crowds in Lake Compounce's Splash Harbor water park, which is extremely popular.  This year the park started the process of moving an adjacent road that was hampering water park expansion, freeing up land for this new slide.  Even bigger plans are said to be on the horizon for 2013.