Tuesday, 3 July 2012 9:35 AM
After releasing a teaser trailer to whet our appetites, Center Parcs have finally unveiled their new thrilling water ride in Elveden Forest.
Tropical Cyclone features clover-shaped rafts that can seat up to four people, speeds of up to 24 miles per hour, and a full 45 degree drop in the tornado funnel.
The ride was inspired by three watery natural wonders: the Zambezi River in South Africa, the Naruto Whirlpools of Asia and the Iguazu Falls of South America.
Each force of nature is reflected in a different part of the ride, with the top speeds of the Zambezi River, the whirlpool vortex akin to the Naruto Whirlpools of Asia, and finally the 45 degree drop where rafters will plummet down a fast flowing slide inspired by the Iguazu Falls and be propelled into a tornado funnel where they’ll experience a zero-gravity moment as they fly up the slide wall.
To keep to the tropical atmosphere, the water will also be heated to 30 degrees.
It's estimated that the 18 metre-tall ride cost around £4 million to build.
Tropical Cyclone will open in late November 2012 at Center Parcs, Elveden Forest. The new water ride is part of a longer term investment programme in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise across all four Center Parcs UK villages.
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