Fun and friendly.

600 per hour
2 person

Surprising combinations of funnels and flumes create an unforgettable family adventure.

Ride experience

Kids and adults alike love the adventurous ride and the surprising ‘slow-and-go’ tempo.

Exclusive technology

Customize ProSlide TORNADO 18 to fit your park perfectly.

Iconic ride

TORNADOs are big in both visual impact and legendary rides.

Industry Leadership

Funnel Ride Installations


Since 2003

Funnel Ride

2003 Impact Award

2013 Best New Waterpark Ride

2010 Best New Waterpark Ride

2009 Best New Waterpark Ride

2003 Best New Waterpark Ride

2014 Leading Edge (2)

2013 Leading Edge

2012 Industry Impact

2003 Best Waterpark Ride

TORNADO 18 water ride

Ride experience

The smallest of the family, the TORNADO® 18 is the perfect adventure ride with two or three funnels in a row for maximum variety.

After speeding through the smooth back-to-back turns of the dark serpentine in-run, riders suddenly drop into the open 18 ft. (5.5 m) funnel, driving up the wall and swinging several times before sliding on to the next funnel.

As riders move through a series of these funnel and flume sections, anticipation and surprise intensify.

Exclusive technology

Engineered for adventure, the ProSlide TORNADO 18 is completely unique, offering an exciting rider experience.

We customize every one of our TORNADO 18 rides to fit your space perfectly while maximizing topography, reducing costs and delivering the desired thrill level.

The TORNADO 18 offers funnel excitement scaled for smaller spaces and more modest budgets.

Iconic ride

TORNADOs are big in both visual impact and legendary rides.

Funnel rides just plain look great, and when you combine multiple funnels into a ride, you provide inspiration for park guests. You also get excitement and variety for riders, because the slightly smaller funnel size makes everything happen a little bit faster.

Parents can join their kids on this family-scaled ride, a consistent guest favorite.

Guest Capacity

1-person 2-person
~ Hourly Ride Capacity 300 600
Dispatch Rate 12 seconds 12 seconds
Vehicle Single TopsyRIVER™ Double TopsyRIVER™


Open or Capped Funnel
Open or Capped FunnelCapped funnel: dark ride sensations, indoor/outdoor installation, enhanced sound & lighting.
Open or Enclosed FlumeEnclosed flumes: dark ride experience, indoor/outdoor installation, enhanced sound & lighting.
Explosion Flume
Explosion FlumeWider flumes in the curves mean tighter turns, more excitement & thrills.
Fiberglass Opacity Options - 2
Fiberglass Opacity Options - 2Combine opaque and translucent fiberglass to create more wow.
Lighting and Sound
Lighting and SoundAdd a sound & lighting package: takes attraction to a whole new level.
Twin Start Tub
Twin Start TubTwo rafts or tubes load at a time: increases rider throughput.
Start Lights
Start LightsPhoto sensors monitor riders: added safety, higher capacities.
Pool ExitExits in pool with ~36 in/90 cm of water. Many rides can use same pool.
ProSplash Exit
ProSplash ExitShallow exit channel: ~18 in/46 cm of water. Enables ride to fit in tighter spaces.


Custom Design
Custom DesignEvery ride tailored to fit perfectly, thrill your guests and drive more revenue.
Compound Curves
Compound CurvesProSlide’s complex curves: arcs with different radiuses for faster, tighter ride & stronger g-forces.
Open or Enclosed FlumesFiberglass flumes: open or closed to vary the ride experience.
Run-out ExitMost shallow exit channel (~12 in/30 cm of water): smooth, efficient deceleration.
Pool ExitExits in pool with ~36 in/90 cm of water. Many rides can use same pool.

Water Ride Planner

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Ride Design Consultation

Looking for a new water ride? Meet 1-on-1 with a water ride expert and learn how we can customize any ride to best fit your park, guest strategy, budget and more.

Water Ride Style Guide

Color, pattern and opacity of your flumes. Lighting and sound that fit your theme. This guide helps you make a big impact with a unique water ride, because first impressions last.

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