Sandcastle Waterpark in Pittsburgh Adding Bombs Away Freefall Slide
Bombs Away, a high altitude, floor vanishing, looping free-fall body slide is coming to Pittsburgh’s Sandcastle waterpark in 2020!
Opening early next summer, Bombs Away will take riders to a towering height of more than six-stories. Once they reach the top, riders will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Monongahela River before stepping into an enclosed, launch capsule. Riders will enter the launch capsule, stand on the platform, and wait for it to suddenly vanish. When the heart pounding countdown ends, the floor drops open and guests rush through the intense tidal flow of the flat line loop. Riders are sent free falling at 26 feet per second before safely making their final splash in the runout below.
“We’re excited to welcome Bombs Away to our existing collection of attractions that our guests have grown to love,” said Tom Radovic, General Manager for Sandcastle. “We’re certain this new experience will be an instant favorite!”
Although a rendering or specific ride layout has yet to be released, we can show you the manufacturer demo for this type of slide. This is what guests can expect “Bombs Away” to be like once it opens, drop door included!
Sandcastle is located in Pittsburgh, just down the road from Kennywood, along the Monongahela River. Opening in July 1989, the waterpark offers 15 waterslide attractions, the Mon Tsunami Wave Pool, scenic Mushroom Pool, the relaxing lazy river, and two children’s areas – all located on a boardwalk that is sure to make you feel like you’re on vacation! Bombs Away will be located adjacent the Park’s Lightning Express speed slide and promises to be as thrilling to watch as it is to experience, allowing spectators to view riders taking the plunge through its vibrant, translucent orange, blue and white layout.
Parques Reunidos currently operates 40 amusement parks, water parks, and family entertainment centers throughout the United States including four in Pennsylvania (Kennywood, Idlewild, Sandcastle, and Dutch Wonderland). The chain opened a similar Bombs Away slide at their Raging Waters sister park in San Jose back in 2011, so we expect this to be a similar attraction also manufactured by ProSlide Technology Inc. The Bombs Away slide will open at the chains Los Angeles based Raging Water park in 2020 as well.
Those who can’t wait to ride Bombs Away next summer, can follow along on our social channels as we provide construction updates, interviews, statistics, and even renderings on our social channels.
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