Thursday, July 28, 2016

Riptide Racer Joins Silverwood's Boulder Beach Waterpark

© Silverwood Theme Park
Silverwood Theme Park's Boulder Beach waterpark is not only in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, but also offers a wide variety of ways to splash the day away.  Newly added this year is the Riptide Racer mat racing tower, which is sure to grab the attention of visitors with its blue, yellow and pink color scheme.

The slide tower stands 56 feet above the ground and features six separate lanes that sliders race down.  The first portion of the slide features an enclosed helix, followed by several large downward hills to the splashy finish line.  Each slide stretches just over 400 feet long and riders can hit a maximum speed of 30 miles per hour while on the attraction.  The new slides add over 900 people per hour to the capacity of Boulder Beach.

© Silverwood Theme Park
This photo shows what I meant earlier when I said that Boulder Beach is in a beautiful setting - the natural theme of the water park is a perfect choice for its surroundings.  The bright colors of the slides serve as a great contract to the green mountains all around it!

Boulder Beach features two wave pools, a giant lazy river, large family raft slides, along with a children's play area and several slide towers.  It first opened in 2003 and has seen a steady series of expansions in the years since.