Thursday, December 22, 2011

Indoor Parks Get Twisted, Too

Yesterday we saw a great example of an outdoor water park expanding for next year with Mt. Olympus' news, but that doesn't mean that things have become stagnant for indoor parks.

The 11 year old Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells just opened a brand new slide tower as a part of an expansion of their offerings.  The indoor water park resort is one of two under the Kalahari name, with the other being located in Sandusky, Ohio.

The new tower, which actually features two different attractions, is named Tufani Falls.  It contain a pair of slides named the Sahara Sidewinders and another named the Screaming Hyena.

The Sahara Sidewinders are a pair of dueling water slides that perform a horizontal loop as they plummet to the ground below.  The slides start at 60 feet in the air, which actually required Kalahari to go above the existing roof of the park!

The Screaming Hyena is a vertical plunge slide, aimed at thrill seeking visitors.  The 65 foot plunge sends riders down at 25 miler per hour to the splash out at the bottom.

The hotel's lobby also received a brand new floor mural during the renovation, and a new kid play area was added to the water park.  For more photos of the new attractions, click here.


Unknown said...

Those slides look like a great amount of fun. I wish there were more aqualoops in America, but I guess those are too expensive and require more skill to operate due to the possibility of trapped riders.

Still, I am glad that there was an alternative to the aqualoops, and that more trap-door slides are popping up.