Splash Away Bay waterpark at Quassy Amusement Park opens Category 5 Rapids – Extreme Waterslides.
Three new gigantic water raft rides with a combined length of more than 1,000 feet were constructed during the off season, bringing to 15 the number of slides in the lakeside complex.
The new slides were provided by ProSlide Technology, Inc., of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ProSlide was the vendor for the existing 12 slides at the attraction, which was first introduced in 2003 as Saturation Station.
The largest of the three giant slides is Torent, a TantrumTWIST, also known as TORNADO, which accommodates two-person rafts.
The patented funnel shape flushes riders up the TANTRUM walls, oscillates each tube multiple times and generates the suspended-weightlessness sensation that is unique to ProSlide funnel rides.
After dropping into the funnel, riders are swept up the wall to the equator line, which is actually perpendicular to the ground. The ride creates the illusion of going over the edge and keeps even the craziest thrill enthusiasts returning for more.
Two gigantic PIPEline serpentine slides, Quassy Rapids and the Serpent, round out the three-ride attraction. The new slides all depart from one platform and conclude in runoff troughs near Saturation Station. The PIPEline slides are designed for single our two-rider rafts.
“ProSlide is extremely proud to be the trusted partner to Quassy Amusement Park for every one of the waterslides at Splash Away Bay. We are thrilled to be working again with the Quassy team to add brand new guest experiences to Splash Away Bay,” said Phil Hayles, vice president business development, ProSlide Technology.
The waterpark expansion is the single-largest investment in the park’s history.