There are now three more ways to have fun at West Edmonton Mall. Three waterslides have opened in World Waterpark, bringing a whole new level of thrill to the park. Heights, speed, near-vertical drops ― even a near-vertical loop ― are delighting adrenaline junkies looking for a unique adventure.
World Waterpark’s three new slides are manufactured by Whitewater West Industries, of Richmond, B.C., and each features an electronic launch system. Sliders step into a glass capsule and, after an automated voice counts down from three, the floor drops from beneath them, sending them on their journey. All three slides are classified as “extreme” thrill waterslides.
World Waterpark’s Cyclone, the first waterslide of its kind in Canada and the first Aqualoop slide to be installed indoors anywhere in North America, offers both the unexpected drop plus a vertical loop. After the floor releases from beneath them, a slider plummets 17 metres straight down, as fast as 60 km / h, before arching upward into a near-vertical loop and blazing out into a splashdown lane.
Two Sky Screamer Extreme waterslides replace the former two red Sky Screamer slides that were in the park and, as their name suggests, offer more excitement. While both have the electronic launch system, the blue slide is enclosed from start to finish while the yellow slide is open. Standing above the park at 23.47 metres, the Sky Screamer Extreme slides are built for speed and can carry sliders as fast as 60 km / h.
World Waterpark’s new waterslides represent an investment of more than $1.5 million into the park.
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Source = World Trade Centre Edmonton