Holiday World Debuts First of its Kind Water Coaster: Cheetah Chase
PROSLIDE TRANSFORMS WATER PARKS
ProSlide Technology Inc., the industry leader in water ride design and manufacturing, is pleased to congratulate Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari – known as the world’s first theme park – on the opening of their new ProSlide water coaster, Cheetah Chase. With the latest technology and innovations, Cheetah Chase is a top-of-the-line water coaster and the 27th ProSlide ride at the landmark Santa Claus, Indiana park. The ride marks a lot of firsts for ProSlide including the first head-to-head dueling zone and the first at-grade launched water coaster powered solely through water propulsion.
“Cheetah Chase is something that’s really special and unique”, says ProSlide CCO Ray Smegal. “The combination of pure water propulsion that launches riders from a flat start and the innovative dueling experience truly makes it something the world hasn’t seen before. Right from the beginning, riders are going to have a true water coaster racing experience that’s unmatched in the water ride industry. The intensity of the race and that feeling of fierce competition starts from the beginning of the ride and doesn’t let up until the very end. ” As riders are propelled across the surface reaching speeds of 30 feet per second, they climb a tall, steep hill, propelled exclusively by water. The ride also features two of ProSlide’s patented RallyPOINTs™ – sections of open flume with low divider walls and a u-shaped flume, allowing riders to see and hear each other and heighten the racing experience.
Water coasters have become the most sought-after attraction in water parks today, anchoring and transforming parks all over the world. Cheetah Chase marks the 12th project that ProSlide has collaborated on with Holiday World and their third water coaster. “Nearly every product that ProSlide offers, we have it”, says Matt Eckert, President and CEO of Holiday World. “What keeps us coming back to ProSlide time and again is the quality of the products they’ve built us, the service level they’ve given us, and the uniqueness and innovation that ProSlide has brought to our park.” ProSlide Chairman and CEO Rick Hunter speaks fondly of the company’s relationship with Holiday World: “It’s been almost 25 years since we first started working with them and every step has been fantastic. From that first MAMMOTH style ride back in ’96, to the landmark LIM coaster Wildebeest – voted #1 Water Park Ride in the world every year since it opened – in 2010, up to today with Cheetah Chase, Holiday World’s commitment to exceeding the guest experience has aligned perfectly with our goal to do the same.”
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About Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
Founded as Santa Claus Land in 1946, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari has grown to become a world-class leader in family fun. One of the largest remaining family-owned and operated theme parks in the country, Holiday World has built a reputation as one of the cleanest and friendliest parks in the world. Splashin’ Safari water park is consistently ranked as one of the top water parks in the nation by USA Today and by Amusement Today. With the addition of Cheetah Chase to its existing duo of award-winning water coasters, Splashin’ Safari is now considered the Water Coaster Capital of the World.
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