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Rumba Rapids at Thorpe Park

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Calypso Quay

Rapids ride

Opening Date:

1510 feet

Intamin AG

River Rapids

Minimum height:
35 inches

Originally opened in 1987 as Thunder River, this classic river rapids attraction received its new name as part of a sponsorship deal with Ribena in 2002 (which has since expired). Its sees riders boarding 8-person boats, before floating downs its relatively short 1,510-feet-long course.

As with all rapids rides, there is a random elements to Rumba Rapids, and riders will never quite be certain how wet they are going to get. Various effects are located around the circuit, most notably a waterfall located in the tunnel section.

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