Friday, August 29, 2014

Six Flags White Water Announces Dive Bomber Freefall Slide

Part of the latest news form the water park industry included Six Flags' recent unveiling of new attractions coming to every one of its sister parks, and within the bundle of new rides included Six Flags White Water's new water slide for 2015, Dive Bomber.

Tallest Slide at the Park Featuring Nearly 90 Degree Drop

MARIETTA, Ga. — August 28, 2014 — Six Flags White Water will make an enormous splash in 2015 with the addition of Dive Bomber, an electrifying capsule water slide towering 10 stories tall. Dive Bomber will take the existing Cliffhanger attraction to new heights and become the tallest water slide ever built at the South’s Most Thrilling Water Park.
“We are excited to introduce Dive Bomber at White Water as one of the most intense water slides in the south,” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties park president Dale Kaetzel. “It will test the courage of all thrill-seekers and our guests with an adrenaline rush never experienced before at the park, when it is least expected.”
The daringly tall water slide, Dive Bomber, will feature:
  •  An enclosed, clear capsule with a trap door that releases riders for a zero-gravity experience
  •  A tower more than 100 feet above the lush tree line of the park
  • A nearly 90 degree drop
  • Speeds of more than 40 miles per hour
Basically, it's going to be a drop capsule water slide that will replace the park's current 90 foot tall freefall body slide, Cliffhanger, and will give it an extra boost in height to bring it above the 100 foot mark. Rumors are saying that the new height for it will be 110 feet, which would put it as the 7th tallest water slide in the world, though this has not yet been officially confirmed as the park has so far only stated that the slide will stand "more than 100 feet" tall.

What will probably help this slide stand out is the drop angle, which the press release says will be nearly 90 degrees but we've only seen slide manufacturer ProSlide take their slides to the industry's current steepest angle for a drop slide, 80 degrees. Since this is as close to a real freefall you can get on a slide, it's sure to add a bit more shock to the already enormous drop!

You can check out updates for the slide at Six Flags White Water's Twitter and Facebook pages, and you can read more about the slide at Six Flags White Water's website.

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