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Holiday World has released a new image showing construction work on its new Mammoth ride, which will become the longest water coaster in the world when it opens in May 2012.

The photo, embedded below, shows just one of many giant pieces that will make up the 1,763-feet-long course of the new attraction. Mammoth will cover a total of 3 acres in Holiday World's Splashin' Safari water park, and will begin with a 53-feet, 45-degree drop. The ride will be Holiday World's most expensive to date, at a cost of $9 million.

Mammoth construction

Image © Holiday World

Riders on Mammoth will board 6-person boats, which will allow them to face in multiple directions. Following the first drop, linear induction motors will propel the boats up 5 additional hills, as well as into enclosed sections and through a number of twists and turns. A video showing a computer simulation of the ride's circuit is embedded below:

Mammoth will break the water coaster length record set by Holiday World's own Wildebeest in 2010. The park claims that the success of Wildebeest inspired the plans for the new ride, which will be located east of the existing attraction.

You can find out more about Mammoth by downloading our free e-book, The 10 Most Exciting New Theme Park Attractions Opening in 2012.

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