Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Quassy Amusement Park Announces New Water Coaster Slide for 2022

© Quassy Amusement Park
Quassy Amusement Park has announced a major addition to its Splash Away Bay water park for the 2022 season.  The as-yet unnamed new slide will be the single largest investment made in the park's 113 year history, and that's counting the addition of the Wooden Warrior back in 2011.  The park isn't saying exactly how much the slide will cost, but this is obviously a very big addition for the park.

Per the park's President, Eric Anderson, the new water raft ride will "be what is recognized in our industry as a water coaster.  It will incorporate some of the latest technology in waterslides with features we've never presented at the park."

© Quassy Amusement Park
The new slide will be manufactured by ProSlide Technology, and be one of their RocketBLAST slides utilizing a water jet propulsion system.  The ride will incorporate four FlyingSAUCER elements that create high-speed, accelerating banked turns.  Like other water roller coasters, the new attraction will use the water jets to push rafts up a number of inclines.  The slide will utilize two-person rafts to take on the course.

Stretching more than 600 feet in length, the slide will accommodate up to 340 people per hour and be the 16th slide at the water park.  Park officials are certain that the addition will take the park's Splash Away Bay to a new level after having already expanded the water park greatly in the past decade.

A somewhat rough look at where the new slide will go. Map © Google

Construction on the slide will begin this fall and the goal is to have it ready for Splash Away Bay's opening in Spring 2022.  It will be located where the park's Lakeside Pavilion currently sits, and the development will also include additional cabanas for next year.  Right now the plan is for the park to hold a naming contest for the attraction, similar to how they arrived at the name Wooden Warrior for their Gravity Group family wooden coaster.


BunnyHugger said...

Good for them! I'm happy to see a nice little park like this doing well.