Three new waterslides increase the fun factor at World Waterpark

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.
Cyclone, which stands 25.9 metres high, is purple in colour and is discernible by the vertical loop hanging in the air in the park. It is an addition to World Waterpark’s many attractions.

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.
“These slides are unmatched anywhere. They are unique to our facility and take the thrill factor in World Waterpark to a whole new level,” said West Edmonton Mall General Manager Stacey Claffey. “Waterslide enthusiasts, especially those who like extreme adventure, will have incredible experiences every visit.”

Cyclone facts:
Height of slide ……………………………………………………………………………………………… 25.9 metres (85 feet)
Length of slide …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 110 metres (361 feet)
Manufacturer ………………………………………………………………………………… Whitewater West Industries Ltd.
Force of gravity ………………………………………………………………………… 0 to 2.5 G in less than two seconds
Minimum height to ride …………………………………………………………………………. 1.3 metres (4 foot 3 inches)
Minimum weight to ride ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 41 kg (90 lbs)

Sky Screamer Extreme facts:
Height of slide ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 23.47 metres (77 feet)
Length of slide ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 80.77 metres (265 feet)
Manufacturer ………………………………………………………………………………… Whitewater West Industries Ltd.
Force of gravity ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… More than 2 G
Minimum height to ride …………………………………………………………………………. 1.3 metres (4 foot 3 inches)
Minimum weight to ride ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 41 kg (90 lbs)

Source = World Trade Centre Edmonton
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