Ride the cyclone.

720 per hour
4 person

TORNADO 45 water slide thrills with vertical weightless moments and intense swings in its massive funnel.

Ride experience

Rafts explode into a huge funnel, swinging between weightless hang time and intense Gs.

Exclusive technology

Based on the TORNADO 60's patented and award-winning technology.

Iconic ride

TORNADO 45 excites guests long before they get in the raft.

Best known, most loved

Guests love the TORNADO 45. The water ride industry applauds its innovation.

Industry Leadership

TORNADO 45 & 60


Since 2003

Funnel Ride Installations


Since 2003

Funnel Ride

2003 Impact Award

2013 Best New Water Park Ride

2010 Best New Water Park Ride

2009 Best New Water Park Ride

2003 Best New Water Park Ride

2014 Leading Edge (2)

2013 Leading Edge

2012 Industry Impact

2003 Best Water Park Ride

TORNADO 45 water ride

Ride experience

Groups of 4 and 5 share the thrill of their lives through the swings and drops of the huge TORNADO® 45.

After building anticipation in an exciting serpentine in-run, the raft suddenly drops into a 45-degree tunnel, gaining serious speed before exploding into a five-story funnel.

The raft drops low, compresses, then launches up the far wall of the sideways funnel, where it hangs for a moment in zero gravity, nearly vertical on the wall.

Just as riders think they are about to tip, gravity takes hold. A few more big swings, some more thrills, then the boat drops into the darkened outrun to the landing pool below.

Exclusive technology

The ProSlide TORNADO is engineered for thrills and high impact. The physics of the completely round funnel shape allows rafts to travel higher up the steep walls, delivering unparalleled excitement in perfect safety. A water injection system keeps rafts exiting the ride consistently to maintain highest capacities. Only available through ProSlide, our patented technologies keep the rides fun and exciting.

Capping the TORNADO 45 provides a dark option that adds a new level of excitement, and lets smaller indoor parks offer this breathtaking water ride with the funnel outside the building!

An added benefit: ProSlide’s TORNADO 45 uses less fiberglass than the TORNADO 60, making it a more economical option for more compact spaces.

Iconic ride

The massive 5-story TORNADO 45 excites guests long before they get in the raft. Visible from miles away, the huge funnel lets guests enjoy the ride from a viewing platform, whether they ride or not!

For riders, the funnel’s huge size maximizes both the thrills and the time to anticipate and savor them. Guests just keep coming back to this must-have ride.

Best known, most loved

TORNADO 45 is big in both visual impact and legendary rides. The 45-foot (14 m) funnel offers all the benefits of the TORNADO 60 but is scaled for slightly smaller spaces and more modest budgets. Because the funnel is slightly smaller, everything happens just a little bit faster.

A consistent guest favorite, TORNADO 45 is built from award-winning technology. Available in a size for every footprint, budget and ride experience, TORNADOs offer parks a full range of thrills to keep guests coming back.

Guest Capacity

2-person 4-person
~ Hourly Ride Capacity  360 720
Dispatch Rate  20 seconds 20 seconds
Vehicle  WhirlyWHEEL™ CLOVERleaf™


Hybrid Feature
Hybrid FeatureCan be combined with other rides for a one-of-a-kind attraction: 2, 3 or more features in a single path!
Open or Capped Funnel
Open or Capped FunnelCapped funnel: dark ride sensations, indoor/outdoor installation, enhanced sound & lighting.
Notched Funnel
Notched FunnelV-shaped notch in the funnel gives spectators an even better view!
Open or Enclosed FlumeEnclosed flumes: dark ride experience, indoor/outdoor installation, enhanced sound & lighting.
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.
Vehicle Conveyor
Vehicle ConveyorTransports boats to ride start: manages heavier rafts, allows smaller ride footprint,
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.

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