Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hurricane Harbor Texas Announces Wahoo Racer for 2014

Another new mat racing water slide has been announced for the U.S., and this one is being billed as the largest of its kind!  Opening at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Arlington, Texas, this Summer, the new Wahoo Racer will be an exciting addition to the water park, which is located near Six Flags Over Texas.

Wahoo Racer will stand 60 feet tall and feature six twisted lanes, seen in the concept art posted above.  It will be manufactured by WhiteWater West, one of the leading suppliers of water park attractions.

Described as "a two-tiered slide mat racer that first sends you on an intense, winding stretch through colorful tubes before shooting you out into six racing track-styled lanes," the ride looks like a first of its kind.

This photo was taken directly from WhiteWater's website, and is what makes me think that the new slide at Hurricane Harbor may be a first.  The concept art posted above is a combination of this image along with the twisty section at the top added.  That also is why the park is describing the attraction as "two-tiered."

Looks like a great combination, and I'm all for extending the ride time of mat racers even further!


EyG said...

The mat racer slide pictured above is the Desert Racers at Wet'n'Wild Phoenix. You can see another picture of it on that page.