Sunday, May 19, 2024

Illinois’ Raging Waves introduces Aussie Mat Dash for 2020

Illinois’ largest waterpark, Raging Waves, 4000 N. Bridge St. in Yorkville, announces plans to unveil a new attraction in Summer 2020. With the new, six-lane mat racing waterslide, aptly named Aussie Mat DashRaging Waves continues to grow with an attraction that will allow six riders to race side-by-side in tunnels to the bottom. With only two other such slides installed in the world, the Aussie Mat Dash will be installed at the south end of the park, near The BoomerangCyclone and other Raging Waves favorites.

Raging Waves’ Aussie Mat Dash is a Proslide RallyRACER™ attraction that is changing the racing game at waterparks across the world with RallyPOINTS™ technology. With engineered RallyPOINTS™, each rider seamlessly speeds through a fast spiral beside their fellow racers and may now track their progress as they go in and out of open and closed-slide areas along the way. Appropriate for riders 42-inches tall or above, the Aussie Mat Dash will feature almost 2,500 feet of combined slides, with each slide being 400 feet in length.

“We are thrilled to add an exciting new waterslide to our waterpark,” said Randy Witt, Co-Owner of Raging Waves. “As a family-owned and run business, our entire Raging Waves team is proud to continually provide the opportunity for friends and families to make memories each summer. Bringing our total waterslide count to 32 the Aussie Mat Dash is the perfect ride for guests to embrace their competitive side and race together all summer long!”

Sitting on 58 spacious acres just 45 minutes southwest of Chicago, Raging Waves features several family-friendly attractions, including 32 water slides, a huge wave pool, three kiddie pool areas, relaxing lazy river, 37 private cabanas and more.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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