Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Hurricane Harbor will debut two gravity-defying slides this summer
There's spinning, splashing, and speed.
ARLINGTON This summer, you'll have a couple of new ways to cool off, as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is introducing two slides to the area's biggest water park.
According to a news release that went out today, the new attractions are the Typhoon Twister and the Tsunami Surge, both built for two riders. Thrill ratings haven't been determined for the rides yet, but the news release says on the Typhoon Twister, riders hurtle down a tunnel and into a bowl-shaped slide. Once in the bowl slide, the riders spin around multiple times, then shoot through a corkscrew exit into a splash pool.
On the Tsunami Surge, couples take a twisting path down a 68-foot tunnel, building up speed for a 40-foot wave slide on the other side. "Guests experience zero-gravity as they surge to the top of the slide before gliding down to the landing pool," the release says.
Both slides are being built by Canadian manufacturer ProSlide Technology Inc.
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