Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Mega Wedgie Arriving at Elitch Gardens This Summer

Even though they've already announced a new ride for 2017, Elitch Gardens was sitting on another surprise addition in the form of a water park expansion that will feature Mega Wedgie.  A silly name perhaps, but it is sure to get the attention of visitors!

Mega Wedgie will be a trio of new body slides, part of an overall $4 million capital plan for 2017 that also includes the Star Flyer - a 17 story tall swing ride already standing at the park and opening this spring.

© Elitch Gardens
Mega Wedgie will start sliders at the top of a six story tower, and they will reach speeds approaching 40 miles per hour on the way down.  Above is concept art of the new slides, showing that there are three different paths to the bottom on the ride.  One features a straight steep plunge, another has several bumps along the way down, and the last features tight turns throughout.

Elitch Gardens currently has a similar set of speed slides, and while the park did not clarify in the press release it appears as these will be updated/replacement versions that are being built.