Making guests an offer they can’t refuse.
In July 2016, Etnaland opened two new attractions:
Colossum: A gigantic 160m (525 foot) long, 4-person tubing ride (the first ProSlide® BehemothBOWL™ 40 / TornadoWAVE® 60 in Europe) with a completely predictable path that has rafts plunge at a 100% grade onto the TornadoWAVE® 60 wall and into a nail-biting zero-gravity moment as they make a wide, sweep across the wall then slide through the narrow exit, another curve and into the pool.
Super Red Cannon: Two 16m (52.5 foot) high, symmetrical flame-red looping body slides with drop launch systems (the first ProSlide® SuperLOOP™ with SkyBOX™ drop launch capsules in Italy) that drop guests into a thrilling 60m (195 foot) ride that ends with a body-drenching splash in the landing pool.
“To distinguish ourselves from other Italian water parks, we wanted to offer our guests something extraordinary,” says Francesco Russello, owner of Etnaland. “We contacted ProSlide® to make it happen, and they proposed two iconic attractions that have made us a one-of-a-kind water park with unique and breathtaking water rides.”
Colossum also features a powered conveyor belt start, instead of a traditional start tub, which reduces load times and increases dispatch rates and resulting capacities. These additions were so successful, plans are already underway to add another iconic ride to the tower that currently serves Colossum!