Thursday, June 20, 2024

Sandcastle adding Bombs Away looping free-fall body slide in 2020

Sandcastle, a Palace Entertainment waterpark in Pittsburgh, announces the newest addition to its attraction lineup for the upcoming 2020 season – Bombs Away, a high altitude, looping free-fall body slide.

Opening early next summer, Bombs Away will take riders to a height of more than six-stories. Once they reach the top, riders will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Monongahela River before stepping into an enclosed, launch capsule. Riders will enter the launch capsule, stand on the platform, and wait for it to suddenly vanish. When the countdown ends, the floor drops open and guests rush through the intense tidal flow of the flat line loop. Riders are sent free falling at 26 feet per second before safely making their final splash in the runout below.

“We’re excited to welcome Bombs Away to our existing collection of attractions that our guests have grown to love,” said Tom Radovic, General Manager for Sandcastle. “We’re certain this new experience will be an instant favorite.”

Bombs Away will be located adjacent the Park’s Lightning Express speed slide and will allow spectators to view riders taking the plunge through its vibrant, translucent orange, blue and white layout.

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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