August 31, 2013

Verruckt Construction (Schlitterbahn)

We're back with another Verruckt update - they still think that this is going to be enough run out.

You can see where the start of the river back to the tower is located.

The return river for the rafts is coming together.

This is where the conveyor will be located that connects to the lift to the top.

Where the concrete ends is where the lift to the top should start.

The first drop is nearing completion.

Photos do the size of this thing no justice.

They are working on getting the top load platform ready to be hoisted up.

You really cannot appreciate the size of this thing unless you are actually standing right under it.

We'll keep you updated even during the off season.

August 24, 2013

Splashin' Safari

Welcome to Splashin' Safari - we started off the day with Wildebeest.

From one water coaster to the other - MAMMOTH time.

The size of this slide is just insane.

Each raft seats 6 passengers.

A fun ride.

The two water coasters really dominate the skyline on this side of the park.

This Bahari Wave Pool.

Jungle Racer.  Yes, Derrijk beat us down the slide again.

Zinga.  How do I always end up going into the funnel backwards?

Zoombabwe is probably my favorite slide at this park.

Otorongo is a complex of 3 tube slides.

Wahtube was the park's original family raft slide.

Bahari River is the park's lazy river.

Bakuli is a huge mega bowl slide.

Kima Bay waterfortress.

Giraffica (the former Pilgrim's Plunge) is now part of Splashin' Safari and not Thanksgiving.

The newest slide complex is Hyena Falls.

It's way off by itself though which is very inconvenient.

It has a wave slide that's kind of fun.

We had a great time at Splashin' Safari!

Holiday World

Welcome to Holiday World.

It's time for lunch - of course we are going to eat at Plymouth Rock Cafe.

Wait, what are we in line for?

Of course - Turkey Twirl.

Gobbler Getaway was next door.  Yes, Derrijk kicked our butts like normal.

We rode Voyage and then immediately questioned our sanity.  So rough.

I really want to like you, but you refuse to allow me to.

Legend was slightly better.

This was a lot more fun than Voyage.

The best in the park?  Raven, of course.

You just cannot beat the original.

This park is so much fun!

August 14, 2013

Verruckt Construction (Schlitterbahn)

Time to check in on the progress of Verruckt.

So their plan is that the boats are going to magically stop on this beach here.

Unless they're going to apply some major brakes, that isn't going to work.

This is the return river the rafts will go in.

Here is where the rafts will go on a long conveyor which will take them to the top of the tower.
I really question this drop and pull out.  I would think the G-forces would be insane.

I guess we will see once testing begins.

The first drop is climbing up towards the top of the tower now.

Yes, that first drop will be one for the record books.

They've made a lot of progress on the stairs.