Key Information

User Rating
Amity Cove
Attraction type
WhiteWater West
Spinning Rapids Ride
Minimum height restriction
Opening Date
( Confirmed )

Storm Surge is a spinning rapids water ride and opened at Thorpe Park in March 2011, having been moved from the closed Cypress Gardens theme park in Florida. Located in the Amity Cove area of the park, the ride is more family-friendly than many of Thorpe Park's other attractions.

Storm Surge sees groups of up to 6 riders clambering into rubber rafts, which are then carried by a conveyor belt to the top of a 64-feet-tall lift hill. They are then propelled by water down a spiral chute, with panels in the slide causing the rafts to spin rapidly during their descent. After splashing down into a channel at ground level, riders can be soaked by onlookers using wind-up water cannons.


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