Riders careen down SplashRally™ perched atop a two-or three-passenger tube, rather than the foam mats traditionally used with race slides. Race-like features add to the competitive atmosphere, while built-in viewing areas allow guests the excitement of watching the high-speed competition as they wait in line.
Towering more than six stories above the finish line, the SplashRally™ “starting gate” channels race riders into six slides running in parallel. The figure-eight layout allows the slides to be of equal overall length, while adding the thrill of banked turns and tubes passing each other as they race down the track. A mechanically controlled launch system starts all lanes simultaneously which allows for a fair race, giving time for some “chatter” between competitors. Once the race begins, riders are doused by a strategically placed “water cannon” on their way down the 604-foot run, riveting through twists, turns and drops.
Racers pass under a footbridge to reach the finish line and all except the winning rider are drenched by a final water fall as the race concludes. Everyone drops into an eight inch deep run-out before observing their final race times displayed on time clocks overhead.
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