Visitors to Carowinds' Boomerang Bay water park will find new thrills in 2014 as the park starts their $50 million, multi-year expansion with an exciting new water slide tower.
The two slides will be named Surfer's Swell and Dorsal Fin Drop and depart from a four story tall tower. As described by the park, "Surfer’s Swell will travel a total of 263 feet as riders will plunge onto an angled wall that mimics the sensation of catching an ocean wave. Guests then gracefully enter a final tunnel for a fun ‘splash landing’ into a pool at the bottom of this 45 foot tall experience.
The new slides appear to be manufactured by Proslide, with Surfer's Swell being one of their PipelineWave slides, a new variety that was installed in several parks including Holiday World in 2013. Dorsal Fin Drop could be a CannonBowl slide, a very popular instillation at many parks.
“The slides are just the first phase of a multi year park investment plan that will continue to deliver the best-day-of-summer that guests have come to expect," said Bart Kinzel, Carowinds Vice-President and General Manager.
Dorsal Fin Drop and Surfer's Swell will be placed adjacent to part of the park's lazy river, behind the Awesome Aussie Twisters in a currently undeveloped section of the property (seen below in a photo provided by the park).