Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Water Country USA's Colossal New Slide Nearly Complete

© Busch Gardens / Water Country U.S.A.
The Colossal Curl, seen above at Water Country USA, is nearly complete and looking quite thrilling from the latest photos.  The park is located just "around the corner" from Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and has taken on a large new family water slide as the main course for the 2014 season.

Colossal Curl is one of a new generation of water slides that actually combines two popular elements into one attraction.  This one - the first of its kind in America - starts with a dip into a 24 foot "tantrum" or mini-funnel that rocks the raft back and forth.  After exiting that there are a series of curves that lead up to a steep drop into a 40 foot wave feature.  There's sure to be plenty of air-time felt at the top of the wave!  A calming channel leads rafts to the exit after they come down from the side of the wave element.

The Daily Press has some video and additional photos of the new slide, along with some preview footage of Busch Gardens Williamsburg's new large-production "London Rocks" show.