Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Tampa’s Adventure Island features first ProSlide Dueling FlyingSAUCER

ProSlide Technology Inc. celebrates SeaWorld’s Adventure Island on the debut of Rapids Racer, the world’s first ProSlide Dueling FlyingSAUCER. This debut is the newest innovation by ProSlide, combining two exclusive technologies to deliver a high-performance racing attraction. ProSlide has worked on five SeaWorld properties during their decades-long partnership and the Dueling FlyingSAUCER marks their 10th installation at Adventure Island. 

“This new feature is built on the foundation of award-winning rides and ProSlide innovation,” says Ray Smegal, ProSlide’s Chief Commercial Officer. “It establishes a completely new category of ride feature and is poised to create a monumental shift in the water ride landscape. We’re thrilled to partner again with SeaWorld and Adventure Island to debut this one-of-a-kind ProSlide water ride.”

InPark Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman spoke with ProSlide Chief Commercial Officer Ray Smegal to discuss ProSlide’s eye toward uniqueness and innovation in water ride devleopment.

The Dueling FlyingSAUCER combines aspects of ProSlide’s Dueling PIPEline and FlyingSAUCER into a single water ride feature. “These are two of our most popular water rides around the world”, says Greg White, ProSlide’s Vice-President, Products, when speaking about the two features that inspired the Dueling FlyingSAUCER. “Both draw a tremendous amount of their inspiration from our company’s history in competitive ski racing, so combining them into a single experience was a natural progression for us.” 

With the Dueling FlyingSAUCER, two vehicles enter the feature via two closed dueling flumes. As riders drop and dive through the feature like world cup skiers through a giant slalom ski turn, they can see and hear their competition, creating a neck-and-neck competitive racing experience. 

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