Discussion in 'Other U.S. Theme Parks' started by TylerDurden, Nov 20, 2013.
That is what I thought lol
I think the video is real. I am referring to NOPE as in, no way in hell I would ride that.
It's real. I saw the show they did on the Travel Channel that covered everything about the slide from the smaller replica they made for testing (which crashed several times), the construction and the testing of the actual slide.
They had to redesign and rebuild the hump, right?
The today show has featured this ride a couple of times. I think it looks completely stupid. Dumb dumb dumb. I can think of a whole bunch more imaginative things they could do with 150 feet of height.
Damn ... if they had to completely redesign, then I'd say that the original engineering must have been pretty lousy.
The ride does intrigue me though, would love to go on it ...
You can watch the whole behind-the-scenes Travel Channel episode here
If this is the one in Texas (think I got the right thread) it was on the news this morning that demo will take place this week.
This slide was at the Kansas City park. They have several parks, and almost built one in Ft. Lauderdale. Their flagship park is in New Braunfels, TX. (And really is pretty amazing)
Thanks, I should have checked that. Still the right thread for the demolition.
Shortest lived water slide ever!
The Kansas City Park has never come close to the awesomeness of New Branfels. They had big plans and got Recessioned. I remember the early plans with a resort connected by a lazy river a retailtainment area complete with a Scheels sporting goods with a ferris wheel and so on. The area it is in. Is where Great Wold is at along with Sporting KC soccer stadium, a minor league baseball stadium, the nascar track, a big ol outlet mall that had a TRex cafe and Dave and Busters and a casino that overlooled the 1st and 2nd turns of the race track. The area hasn't really ever got it mojo back like other similar type of developments, it's just there.
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