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New water slide coming to Silverwood in 2016

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The design for the new Silverwood Boulder Beach Water Park slide The design for the new Silverwood Boulder Beach Water Park slide
There's a new water slide coming to Silverwood's Boulder Beach in 2016 There's a new water slide coming to Silverwood's Boulder Beach in 2016
ATHOL, Idaho -

With the season at Silverwood/Scarywood wrapping up at the end of this month, they are already planning for next season. 

The theme park announced on Wednesday they are adding a giant water slide to Boulder Beach Water Park in 2016. The slide will stand nearly 60 feet tall and more than 400 feet of the slide will feature six side-by-side racing lanes. The park said in a press release riders will lie down head-first on an aero-dynamic mat and push out of the starting gate down the winding tubes. At the end of the slide, those tubes will converge into the final stretch to determine a winner. 

Silverwood purchased the slide from Whitewater Water Parks Attraction Company and once it is up and running, will allow 900 guests per hour to experience the thrill at a speed of about 30 miles per hour. 

“We are extremely excited about adding this new slide to our mix,” said Paul Norton, the park’s general manager, “this will be a unique attraction where families and friends can ride at the same time competing time and time again for bragging rights.” Paul added, “I’m especially impressed with this particular attraction’s high guest throughput which will enhance the overall guest experience here at our park.”

The slide does not have a name yet, but there will be a contest to choose a name at a later date. 

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