Friday, March 11, 2011

Silverwood Announces Ricochet Rapids

Silverwood Theme Park's Boulder Beach will be the recipient of North America's first MEGAtube family water slide, provided by Whitewater West.

According to the park, Ricochet Rapids "will cascade down a 40 foot hill into a 30 foot valley with the additional exhilaration of a steep drop into a 20 foot diameter enclosed MEGA tube. Five to six riders will "ricochet" up and down the sides of this gargantuan tube before continuing down the sharp turns and drops of the mountain."

Even more important - it looks like a ton of fun!  Family raft slides are always a hit at parks and usually have some of the longest lines.  Adding a new thrill element with the enclosed MEGAtube section only sweetens that deal.