Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Tornado Blows Into Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas

Already expanding after their first year of operations, Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas has announced a new Proslide Tornado slide for the 2014 season.  The ride will be named the Tornado, and will join the park's existing 25 slides and attractions.

Riders on the Tornado will be seated in four person rafts.  The ride starts as the Tornado "catapults riders from 36 feet in the air through a 110-foot tunnel before dropping them into the 45-foot-wide funnel where they spin back and forth through swirling water before plummeting into the eye of the storm."

The rafts will slide up the side of the Tornado's wall and give riders a treat in the form of zero gravity sensations.  The raft will continue through a series of oscillations on each side of the funnel, until they eventually descend through the exit shoot and into a splash pool.

The Tornado at another Wet 'n' Wild Park
“The Tornado is an exciting addition to Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas for our guests who will have a new shared extreme slide experience, and for our park in adding a ‘must-have’ slide that’s become a favorite among water park attendees,” said Tim Fisher, CEO of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, one of the world’s leading water and theme park operators that is Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas’ majority owner and oversees day-to-day operations.  “And we’re pleased to continue our great partnership with ProSlide Technology.  The company’s creativity in developing slides continues to innovate the water park industry.”

Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas will also feature additional improvements in 2014 such as more operating hours and days, additional parking and in-park shade, along with heated water in select attractions.  The Tornado will be ready for Memorial Day weekend.