Friday, May 11, 2012

Riptide Racing at Lake Compounce

© Lake Compounce

Not wasting any time in starting to develop the new land the park has gained by moving an adjacent roadway, Lake Compounce is putting their finishing touches on a brand new water slide experience.

Named Riptide Racer, the new attraction is a tangle of four mat racing slides.  Instead of a more traditional gentle sloping decent from the 40 foot tall starting tower, riders will encounter an enclosed twisting start.  Once through that section things open up and a final plunge takes riders toward the finish line.

The new ride was recently tested by the park, and it looks like everyone involved had a great time!

The park expects to be able to add many more attractions in the large space gained by moving the road, which they foot the bill for.  The water area at Lake Compounce was extremely popular when I visited, and expanding it will also make for an even better park experience.  I can't wait to see what future rides and slides are added!