Thursday, September 11, 2014

Valleyfair's Soak City Water Park Expanding in 2015

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Valleyfair has announced their plans for the park's 2015 season, which will see a large expansion in Soak City, the property's water park.

Seen above in a concept drawing released by Valleyfair, the expansion will consist of two new additions - one for thrill seekers that will tower over the park, and one aimed at keeping smaller visitors entertained for hours.

“This expansion will give guests more choices in how they enjoy Soak City Waterpark,” said Dave Frazier, Vice President and General Manager of Valleyfair. “Whether guests are looking for relaxation at Barefoot Beach or want to seek out thrills on the Breakers slide complex, the new Soak City Waterpark will appeal to every age and interest level.”

Those looking for an exciting ride will love the new Breakers slide tower, featuring six separate water slides.  Two different styles of slides will feed off of the tower, though both appear to be body slides.  Breakers Plunge is two separate slides that stand an impressive 90 feet tall, with a very steep drop that gives riders a sense of free fall.

For those looking for an even wilder start to their slide, Breakers Pipeline will be perfect.  These four slides - two appear to be enclosed and two open - start with a trap door plummet from 65 feet in the air.  Two slides feature a twisting path downward, while two are a straight shoot down.

From the description provided by the park, it seems as though the Breakers tower will be located on part of the former Hydroblaster site, next to Soak City's wave pool.

Kids will have a great new place to play next year when Barefoot Beach opens.  Spanning nearly an acre, the attraction is an interactive splash pad made for all sizes of kids.  Barefoot Beach will have "multiple water play elements such as small slides, aim-and-spray water shooters and jets of streaming water that spray up from the ground and cascade down from overhead."

The attraction sounds similar to those previously announced at a handful of Cedar Fair parks for 2015, and is certain to be a popular spot in Soak City for years to come. 

For more on Valleyfair's 2015 announcement, check out the park's website along with this YouTube video.