Top 5 Water Coasters in America
As we are quickly approaching summer, it’s time to plan some trips to possibly new and exciting spots that hold some of the most thrilling water coasters in the country!
Water coasters combine the wet and wild fun of water slides and thrilling drops and speed as rollercoasters. In an equation that includes gravity, water, conveyor belts and hydro magnetic technology, you have a water coaster.
Differing from water slides, water coasters are a more thrilling as your ride is equipped with high speed uphill and downhill routes. Newer water coasters operate by using linear induction motors, which are magnetic fields that help create rapid motion.
#5 – Thunder Rapids at Six Flags Fiesta
San Antonio, Texas, home of the Spurs and Thunder Rapids Water Coaster! Thunder Rapids is a textbook definition state of the art attraction as it uses water-jet technology to power the momentum uphill, resulting in a thrilling descent.
Thunder Rapids is three stories high and equipped with four saucer turns, five hills, and speedy turns.
#4 – Breakers Edge at Hershey Park
Breakers Edge, located at The Boardwalk in Hershey Park, is only a year old! It is one of their two newest attractions in 2018. The second being Whitecap Racer.
During its first year of entertaining, Breakers Edge has provided loads of adrenaline and excitement for each passenger that rides it. Breakers Edge is powered by the Hydro Magnetic technology used by ProSlides and is the first to do so.
In a four-seater raft, you will blast through drops, tunnels, and flying saucer turns!
#3 – Aqua Rocket at Raging Waters
The first hydromagnetic water coaster on California soil was Raging Waters’ Aqua Rocket.
In just two minutes and at 30 miles per hour, you’ll experience the splashes and thrills of the big drops and fast turns in purple and aqua blue tubes that make up this coaster. Aqua Rocket is the size of not one, but TWO football fields.
What makes this adventure special is that there is no need to hike up flights of stairs to get to the loading station. Instead the station is located on the ground level. After you and your party hop aboard the raft, you’ll slowly ascend up the conveyor belt. Then quickly you’ll plunge down the first drop!
#2 – Wildebeest at Holiday World
Located in Santa Claus, IN, Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari holds one of the most popular water coasters in the world–Wildebeest!
In a four person raft, you will experience a slow conveyor belt lift and descend in a 45 degree drop followed by seven uphill blasts.
The Wildebeest Water Coaster uses linear induction motors that push rafts uphill.
Wildebeest is the second longest water coaster at 1,710 feet and earned an award for “Best Water Park Ride” in both 2010 and 2011.
#1 – Mammoth at Holiday World
Mammoth is known as the World’s Longest Water coaster and its located at Holiday World as well. This massive water coaster measures at 1,763 feet, completely dethroning Wildebeest.
Unlike the other water coasters, the rafts on this coaster are circular which allows guest to face and fits up to six people. Mammoth also is powered by linear induction powers, allowing the rafts to move rapidly and rotate while in motion.
Mammoth also took the award for “Best Water Park Ride” in 2012.