Wednesday, April 4, 2012

More 2012 Water Park Expansions

The first expansion was actually announced last month, but somehow slipped past my radar.  Martin's Fantasy Island will add the Dragster Drench to the park this season, bringing even more for guests of their water park to experience.

The multi-story slide will feature four lanes that guests will plummet down head first on mats.  A race to the finish, these slides are more popular than ever right now, with many being added to different parks in 2012 alone.

The construction of Dragster Drench is well underway at Martin's Fantasy Island, as seen in these photos.

Pittsburgh, PA's Sandcastle Waterpark will see the addition of a new bowl slide next year, named the Dragon's Den, the park has just announced.

Sandcastle is a part of the Parques Reunidos family, and was originally opened by Kennywood Entertainment.  The Dragon's Den slide already exists at several other of the chain's properties and has proven to be a crowd pleaser.

From the park's press release, "Dragon's Den will offer guests maximum thrills as they catapult through a dark and mysterious 45 foot tunnel slide, which then plummets them into a 35 foot bowl where they encounter a 9 foot tall dragon that spits mist at its riders. After completing 2-4 revolutions in the mist-shrouded abyss, guests will suddenly disappear from sight, splashing down in a landing pool."

The Dragon's Den will be provided by Proslide and is expected to open with the water park in June.