June 29, 2014

Verruckt Construction (Schlitterbahn)

We're back with another Verruckt update.  To start off - no the ride is still not open.

They were working on things today though.

First off, you know how I said I didn't think the run-out would be adequate enough.

Well, I was right.

They have since had to length it and then have a huge water splash at the end to stop the raft completely.  You'll notice that this cuts right through that shade structure they built.

So that shad structure is now pointless.  Here is the exit from the ride.

They've added nets around the slide.  I'm not sure how that will help.

They've been having a lot of issues with the conveyor system too.

The boats have also been stalling and not making it over the second hill so they built this escape hatch area to evacuate rafts that don't make it.

They have also decided that they need to put netting over the steps to protect people from themselves.

Apparently the slide is just chewing the rafts up.  Not a good sign.

They have to hoist the rafts back up the slide with a rope since the conveyor won't work.  Also you'll notice they've put a friction pad about halfway down the drop to slow the raft down.  I guess it was pulling too may G's at the bottom.

Sorry guys, I just do not see this thing opening anytime soon.

June 28, 2014

KC Bahn Con V


Welcome to KC Bahn Con V at Schlitterbahn Kansas City, KS.

Morning ERT was on Boogie Bahn.

and on Storm Blaster.

The park is now open to the rest of the general public - let's check out the other rides.

The park has a very complex river complex.

Here are where the 3 rivers converge.

The top of King Kaw.

King Kaw is the longest river in the park.

This is the longest aqua-conveyor in the park.

Let's check out this tube slide complex.

This slide complex has mat slides and an enclosed tube slide.

This is the Torrent River which is a wave pool river.

Verruckt is the newest slide at the park - it's not quite ready for riders.

The park fed the KC Bahn Con participants a great lunch.

You have to one of these to learn the secrets.

What secrets?  Well if I told you, then they wouldn't be secrets.

Group photo of everyone that attended KC Bahn Con V.

It was a great day... no a Schlitter-riffic Day.

June 27, 2014

Oceans of Fun

Welcome to Oceans of Fun.

Hurricane Falls - family raft slide.

Shark's Revenge and Constrictor - tube slides.

Predator's Plunge - drop capsule body slides.

Paradise Falls - water fortress.

Surf City Wavepool.

Aruba Tuba - tube slides.

Coconut Cove - family activity pool.

Diamond Head - body slides.

June 10, 2014

Tsunami Soaker (SFSTL)

Tsunami Soaker is now open at Six Flags St. Louis.