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Tidal Wave at Thorpe ParkSubmitted by SilPho on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 20:42
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Water flume ride
Apr 7, 2000
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Standing at some 85-feet-tall, Tidal Wave was the tallest water ride in Europe when it opened in 2000. A classic “Shoot the Chute” ride, it sees guests boarding reinforced boats, which use lap bars to hold them in place. The boat then climbs to the top of the tower, before plunging down into a lagoon below that holds 3 million gallons of water. The impact causes water to shoot up into the air and soak riders, as well as shooting forwards into the 'Splash Zone' which is an area outside of the ride in which spectators can watch.
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Reader reviews of Tidal Wave
This is a waterchute and does exactly what it says on the tin!
The drop is quite exhillarating as well. Queue times are always reasonable and the staff excellent in getting you on and off the ride which helps reduce the times. Be warned-You will not get splashed on this ride-you will get drenched!! just as you think that you have escaped the worst of the drenching, you look towards the sky and see a mountaing of water coming back down towards you!!