A Record-Breaking Water Coaster is Headed to Chicago

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WhiteWater, one of the world’s leading waterpark manufacturers, is building a record-shattering water coaster in Chicago.

This new attraction, called Tsunami Surge, will be part of Chicago’s established Hurricane Harbor waterpark, next door to Six Flags Great America. It will clock in as the tallest water coaster in the world at a ridiculous 26 meters (85 feet) high, and at one point during its 290-meter (951-foot) slide, riders can hit a heart-pounding speed of 46 kilometers per hour (28 miles per hour).


The ride will use “Smart Blast technology” to control water pump speeds while the ride is in operation. This system fosters significant power-saving by only increasing motor speed when riders need to be pushed uphill.

It’s not clear when exactly this new, record-breaking attraction will be ready to ride, but it’s bound to be extremely popular from opening day.

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The construction of Chicago’s new Tsunami Surge ride, which was delayed because of the pandemic, is part of WhiteWater’s 40-year-anniversary celebration. The company will also be commemorating the occasion by building new rides and parks in countries like China, the Philippines, Italy, and India. In fact, the Shankus Water Park near Gujarat, India will be nearly quadrupling its size with the addition of several new WhiteWater rides and attractions.

Will you be checking out Chicago’s record-breaking water coaster when it opens?

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