Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Typhoon Tower Swirling Into Coney Island Amusement Park in 2016

© Coney Island Amusement Park
The largest water park addition in the park's history will debut in 2016 at Ohio's Coney Island Amusement Park, it has been announced.  The addition will be named Typhoon Tower and will be a 16,000 square foot water play structure located in a currently open area near the amusement park's main gate.

Above is a drawing of the addition that Coney Island has released, showing some of the fun that visitors will find on Typhoon Tower.  Like all water play structures, the addition will have over 70 different interactive features that can be found while guests explore.

© Coney Island Amusement Park
This second drawing that was released shows a bit more detail of the layout of Typhoon Tower.  One of the biggest features are the two water slides that stretch 150 feet each - a yellow and green slide both extend from the top back of the structure.

The large tiki mask that can been seen is a part of what the park calls a "33 foot Hydro Storm" that unleashes 1,300 gallons of water on guests below - said to be the largest of its kind in the world.  For more on exactly what a Hydro Storm is, check out this from the attraction's manufacturer.

“We are very excited about this new water attraction for our visitors in 2016,” said Coney Island’s Vice President and General Manager Mike Howard. “We will now have the world’s largest Hydro Storm right next to Sunlite Pool, the largest recirculating pool in North America – that’s something pretty special.”