Monday, March 5, 2018

Aquatica San Antonio's New Slide - Taumata Racer - Opens March 10th

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Aquatica San Antonio has announced that their brand new mat racing water slide, named Taumata Racer, will open to the public this Saturday, March 10th - just in time for a sunny spring break in Texas.

The new attraction joins the growing roster of fun available at Aquatica San Antonio, which is located just next to SeaWorld San Antonio.  Known for their competitive nature, mat racing slides like Taumata Racer feature multiple slide lanes, in this case six, where visitors race each other toward the bottom.

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“Taumata Racer will be one of the fastest waterslides in Texas, combining competitive racing with the adrenaline rush of speeding downhill head first,” said Aquatica Vice President Byron Surrett. “It’s a thrilling experience that families and friends can enjoy together and gives our guests another fun way to beat the Texas heat.”

Riders will begin by moving head first down a steep drop, then the slides will curve through a 180 degree helix which is fully enclosed.  At the end of the tunnels, each path lines up as riders finish the rest of the 375 foot adventure via a series of drops downward.  The slide experience only takes about 10 seconds to complete, as it is a high speed race to the finish line each trip.

Ahead of the grand opening of Taumata Racer, Aquatica San Antonio has been testing the slide with employees - video of this can be seen above.  The ride's orange, lime green and pink paths are sure to fit in well with the other brightly colored attractions at the park.  The new slide has been manufactured by WhiteWater West Industries, and has a 42 inch height requirement.  

For more on the new attraction, check out Aquatica San Antonio's website.