Roaring Springs at work on new water slide for 2020 season

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Roaring Springs Water Park plans to add a large new water slide to the park in time for its 21st summer season next year.

Construction crews are at work on so-called ‘double flying saucer’ ride. The raft-based ride will allow one or two riders to slide together. Features of the ride include two cork-screw feature near the top, a pair of flying saucer features and a 180-degree turn near the splash-down pool. The ride accommodates guests as short as 3′ 6″ tall.

The new ride represents a $1-million investment in the park, according to Director of Sales & Marketing Tiffany Quilici. The project follows the new Bearfoot Bay attraction which debuted in 2018 – the latest in a string of upgrades since the park first opened in 1999. This is the first new slide since 2014’s Corkscrew Cavern.

The capital improvements at the complex, owned by Meridian’s Blackmor Inc. include the recent addition of Galaxy Events Center in 2018. A large upgrade to Wahooz opened in 2016.

Roaring Springs recently closed a contest to name the attraction, which garnered more than 4,000 entries. Park officials will announce the name and contest winner in October.

Quilici said the ride will be open in time for the start of the 2020 summer season in May.

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