Las Vegas, NV, USA /PRNewswire/ — Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas has announced the addition of a Slideboarding game, a WhiteWater attraction, to one of its most popular slides, Zipp Zapp Zoom. This unique component was unveiled Memorial Day weekend and further cements Wet’n’Wild’s status as “Las Vegas’summer playground.” The ride is the first-of-its-kind in the world. Gold and VIP Season Pass holders can enjoy this experience all summer and others can pay-to-play as they level up.
Slideboarding integrates gaming and competitive sports into a waterslide experience that will change the waterpark industry forever. The technology employs a smart gaming system that tracks each player’s progress/scores as he or she heads down the slide. It then posts the scores on affiliated scoreboards. The system creates tailored experiences for each rider in varying degrees of difficulty based upon prior games.
With 36 levels of difficulty, the controller is designed to give the rider the experience of being a real-life avatar navigating the slide. During its inaugural year, the gaming elements will only be available on the Zipp Zapp Zoom tower’s green slide. Riders are positioned on a raft with hand-holds that double as game controllers, click color-coded buttons that match the same colored bulb displayed within the dark, 300-foot-long tunnel while passing over hidden sensors within the slide.
An app simulating the Slideboarding experience will launch shortly after the ride opens. The app features a replica of the featured slide, Zipp Zapp Zoom, with the same twists, turns and colored buttons. Park goers will be able to practice their Slideboarding skills on the go and ramp up for their next visit.
“We are thrilled to be the first park in the world to feature this Slideboarding technology and to bring such a fun element to the Las Vegas valley,” said Takuya Ohki, general manager of Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas. “Our 2015 season promises to be amazing and one of the best ways to take advantage of everything we have going on is with a Season Pass; With savings deals available throughout the season, it’s never been more affordable to have one for every member of the family.”