By Richard Wilson
December 14, 2009
An ongoing series of events have taken place in recent weeks with an Australian water park due to receive the much-hyped AquaLoop slide from White Water West, a US water attraction manufacturer. The AquaLoop is a new water slide that features a loop at its main feature as its name would suggest.
Initially WhiteWater World was reported was in talks with the manufacturer to bring the ride to Australia. Shortly after, it was suggested that another company had come in and agreed to purchase more AquaLoop attractions in exchange for an exclusivity agreement.
Parkz now learns that the new buyer is Warner Village Theme Parks, owners of Wet'n'Wild Water World on the Gold Coast.
The new attraction will in fact be four of the slides, to give it much needed capacity at Wet'n'Wild Water World, a park that in recent years has seen tremendous growth and has to cater for very large crowds.
Individually the AquaLoop only caters for up to 120 people per hour; Wet'n'Wild's collection will cater for 480 people per hour.
The slide boasts a 17m height, with individual riders reaching speeds of 60km/hr as they enter the angled loop. They then proceed to swiftly slide up and through the 360º loop.
Varying reports have been given on the expected opening date. One can be sure however that they'll be open for business at some stage in 2010.
Arguably though, Super 8, Speedcoaster, Mammoth Falls, Whirlpool aren't exactly themed either, and these were all around well before the H20 Zone was built.
Whitewater Mountain and Calypso Beach were such well thought-out additions. Then H20 Zone came along and it became a bit of a mess.
looks like it gonna be one interesting slide when done... cant wait...
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I bet you they wanted to get that billboard up because they want to steal some of the publicity WWW is generating with the Wedgie. They want people to know that they are already planning their own looping/trap door slides... especially considering WWW opened their version first. Interesting that they are going with colours - WnW hasn't really done that before
Latest news.The Billboard out the front of WnW is now advertising that "Four full looping water slides" are coming