Sunday, June 19, 2016

World's longest water coaster Mammoth gets new rafts!

Holiday World amusement park in Santa Claus, Indiana is home to a world class water park, Splashin' Safari, not just because of its enormous size (seriously, LOTS of slides!), but in the quality and variety of water slides offered.  Two of which just so happen to be ProSlide brand HydroMAGNETIC water coasters!

Wildebeest and Mammoth are two water coasters that sit side-by-side to each other in one corner of the water park by Bahari wave pool.

Wildebeest was the first of the two to open back in 2010, and earned the title of the world's longest water coaster ever built by ProSlide when it opened to the public. It had been thrilling water park and roller coaster lovers alike using its four person in-line rafts to maneuver with impressive speed up and down hills, producing many moments of airtime along the way!

But Wildebeest wasn't enough for Holiday World! Along came Mammoth water coaster in 2012, stealing the title of the longest water coaster ever built by ProSlide, and completely dominating Wildebeest by being generally larger in size as well! Mammoth offers similar experiences as to Wildebeest, but with the added experience of slowly rotating along the way thanks to the 6 person circular raft!

In previous years, Mammoth ran 6 person cloverleaf-like rafts. But Holiday World announced this year that it would be running new circular rafts. The new rafts offer more bottom space and leg room, as well as put riders in a more reclined position so they sit deeper into the rafts.

The new rafts feel much more comfortable compared to the older ones, and have done nothing to take away from the experience of this spectacular water slide! Attendees to this year's Holiwood Nights roller coaster enthusiast event at the park (including myself) had the chance to have exclusive time to ride this water coaster, and it seemed most event attendees who rode it seemed to be quite satisfied with the new rafts!

Another new piece of information regarding the ride, this year is the first time the slide was officially certified by Guinness book of world records for being the world's longest water coaster! The park received a certificate by Guinness and earned a spot in the 2017 book coming out this August!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Where did we go?

Boy, it's been a while since the last post was published here, hasn't it? Well, I might as well come clean with why things have been taking so long to get done.


Drum roll, please...


I've been procrastinating.

Of course, I could back this up with saying that regular life activities such as work and college courses have gotten in the way, and each would be valid reasons. But there are certain things that I had been chipping away at far too slowly for me to consider it "excusable."

So for those who had been waiting on new content from here, I apologize.

I still have a review of Wet 'n' Wild Orlando sitting in my drafts waiting for me to add more to.

I also have a new build of the main website,, to continue adding to as well, and will still look toward a possible Fall publishing. This version will include its own blog, so I would no longer need to rely on a separate website (Blogger) to make new posts!

Things are still moving here at Water Slide Database, and water parks are still being visited. Reviews and videos are the ones currently taking the most time getting shown. Nonetheless, I will continue to chip away at each of these so I can bring content to you, the viewer(s), soon-ish!

Until then, keep checking Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook for more updates! 

Have a safe and happy summer, everyone!
-Marcus Dorsey

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Trip Report: Adventure Island (March 19, 2015)

It's been 5 years since the last time I was at Adventure Island. Armed with a Sanyo waterproof camcorder, this was one of the earliest water parks I had ever documented for Water Slide Database back in 2010! This time I come prepared with a DSLR and GoPro Hero4.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Guest Review: Twister Water Slide on Carnival Glory Cruise

Henry from Coaster Chit Chat was willing to do a review of the Twister Water Slide on the Carnival Glory.
Be sure to check out Coaster Chit Chat at the bottom of the post for more from him and his team, and click here for more photos of the ship!

Carnival on their Conquest class ships has the standard Twister Water Slide as part of their 'WaterWorks' program.

This past December, I went on my first cruise, on the Carnival Glory. It features a water slide, called Twister. The name fits the water slide PERFECTLY.

As you can see in the above photo, the slide is about 30 feet high. Twister is more for kids than us thrill-seekers.

If you happen to go on any of the Carnival Conquest-class ships (Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Valor, Carnival Liberty, and Carnival Freedom) and expect a high thrill, you shouldn't. Go on it once, and during the sea days, do another activity. Carnival has several other activities for a huge variety of audience, but Twister is not for adults.

Score: 2.5/10

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Monday, December 15, 2014

What Waterpark Attractions Are Coming in 2015?!

As 2015 draws closer and closer, I thought it would be a good time to point out some of the most notable new attractions coming to the water park industry in 2015; namely those within the United States! These include...

1.) Slide Boarding Tech at Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas


You might remember a blog post made back in September about the new Slideboarding technology being released by WhiteWater West, and you may remember the time WhiteWater announced that the first installation would be going to the Wet 'n' Wild water park just outside of Las Vegas Nevada.

To reiterate what was mentioned, Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas will be gaining a new slide that will utilize a first of its kind gaming technology for riders to experience as they slide. Riders will board a raft that is decked-out with game controller buttons similar to what you would see on a game console controller (Play Station, Xbox, etc.), then as they maneuver down the flume, they interact with lights throughout the slide and press the correct buttons along the way to score points before coming to a splash into the pool.

To hear a better explanation from WhiteWater about the slide, you can jump to this video produced by Theme Park Review who visited the WhiteWater booth at the IAAPA trade show in Orlando, Florida.

To read more about the technology, click here to visit WhiteWater's page on Slide Boarding.