RipTide Raceway Coming to Worlds Of Fun in 2020
Worlds of Fun has revealed plans to build RipTide Raceway, a massive new slide for Oceans of Fun park goers who want to race their friends and family to the bottom in friendly competition!
Competition and thrills combine at Worlds of Fun in 2020 when Riptide Raceway debuts next summer at Oceans of Fun water park. Riptide Raceway will take guests five stories high before they speed down four side-by-side tunnels atop a soft foam mat. Riders in each lane will race more than 476 feet to be the first to reach the finish line as they make an exhilarating journey down a winding hillside, around a tight 360-degree loop and through a rapid final descent before splashdown.
Designed and manufactured by WhiteWater, the family-friendly RipTide Raceway has been designed to follow the natural terrain of the park’s landscape, and is the first thrill attraction added to the water park since 2013 when Oceans of Fun and Worlds of Fun were conjoined.
“With its thrilling twists and competitive elements, RipTide Raceway is sure to be an instant fan-favorite,” said Tony Carovillano, Worlds of Fun’s vice president and general manager. “We’re constantly looking for new ways to delight our guests, whether it’s an event like the international street festival Grand Carnivale that debuted this summer, to great new dining venues, and now this exciting water park attraction. Our collection of rides, slides, and immersive events provides a complete lineup of family entertainment that’s unmatched in the region.”
RipTide Raceway will replace Diamond Head, an original slide that debuted with the park in 1982 featuring three separate slides each more than 300 feet long.
construction will begin this fall after Oceans of Fun closes for the 2019 season. RipTide Raceway will debut in 2020.
For tickets and more information, visit the official Worlds of Fun website by clicking here.
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