The center for summer fun.

When planning the largest expansion in its nearly 30-year history, Splash Lagoon (part of the Beech Bend Amusement Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky) knew that they needed a colossal, high-impact structure that would be as impressive to look at as it was to ride.
In addition, they wanted something:

  • innovative: with features that their guests – and the industry as a whole – hadn’t seen before;
  • unique: with slides that you can’t find at any of the three other water parks located just two hours away;
  • high capacity: with growing attendance and demand for new attractions, they needed something that could entertain a large number of guests; and compact: with a limited amount of available space in which to install new attractions, they were looking for something that delivered a lot of “bang for the buck”.

Building the perfect ride. Every time.

ProSlide is always ready for a challenge. We’ve built dozens of unique, custom complexes around the world. Each complex features attractions that are impressive on their own. When they’re combined on a single tower, they provide a real draw, thrilling guests, saving costs and driving up capacities in tight spaces.

 

  • 30 Year history

  • 4 Industry-leading water rides

Four iconic rides. One custom-make ‘tower of thrills’

  • World-first gravity FlyingSAUCER™: Cyclone Saucers is also North America’s first ever installation of the FlyingSAUCER™ feature. Riders fly around the edge of three saucers at high speeds, glued to the wall by centrifugal force. The steep angle of the saucers create a drop-and-dive sensation as riders carve along its edge. The feeling is like a World Cup giant slalom ski race – in perfect control.
  • Catch the wave: Tidal Wave positions riders face-to-face as they surge up a thrilling wall (a ProSlide TornadoWAVE™ 45), climbing higher and hanging in zero gravity longer than any other wall on the market. From high up on the wall, the narrow out-run looks like the eye of a needle. Not to worry; our ride path is designed to be predictable, even if rider weight varies.
  • Revolutionary joy ride: Polynesian Plunge drops riders down a steep in-run then shoots them into the wide-open bowl (a ProSlide CannonBOWL™ 40), which is engineered to create the smoothest, safest rotations. As tubes slow, water jets send tubes effortlessly to the center, then into the patented CorkScrew™ exit.
  • Back-to-back, open-topped funnels: Riptide begins with an intense dark ride section, building anticipation as riders move between smooth, back-to-back turns and stomach-dropping thrills in the funnel slides (ProSlide TORNADO® 24 / TORNADO® 24), not knowing what to expect next.

In July 2016, Splash Lagoon officially opened the massive entertainment hub (handling up to 1,620 riders an hour) that features four industry-leading water rides (ranging from 395 feet/120m to 495 feet/151m long), all accessible from a single 55-foot (16.75 m) tower.

“We needed an attraction that would give us more capacity, but we also wanted an iconic ride and we didn’t have a lot of available space,” explains Charlotte Gonzalez, the General Manager of Beech Bend. “I was extremely impressed with the design that I got back from ProSlide. They listened to all of our requirements and the second I saw it, I knew that it was perfect!”


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I was extremely impressed with the design that I got back from ProSlide. They listened to all of our requirements and the second I saw it, I knew that it was perfect!

Charlotte Gonzalez Beech Bend Park

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