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ProSlide brings Europe’s first 5-person water coaster to Portugal

MammothBLAST/FlyingSAUCER 45 5-Person Water Coaster opens at Aquashow Park in the Algarve

Aquashow MammothBLAST:FlyingSAUCER

ProSlide Technology Inc., an industry leader in water ride manufacturing and design, is celebrating the opening of its cutting-edge MammothBLAST/FlyingSAUCER 45 water coaster at the popular Aquashow water park in Portugal.

The water coaster brings together the company’s successful BLAST technology with the world of rafting for a run family experience.

“Rolling this amazing new ProSlide Water Coaster out in 2021, it has already become one of the most sought-after water rides in the world. Having it at Aquashow Park continues to position them as a European water park leader”, says ProSlide’s Vice President, Business Development – Europe and LATAM, Aaron Wilson.

Aquashow MammothBLAST:FlyingSAUCER

“Their vision to have the most up-to-date, iconic water ride that defines the guest experience was truly inspiring and the timing fit perfectly with our state-of-the-art ProSlide MammothBLAST Water Coaster and the ProSlide FlyingSAUCER high-speed turns.”

A memorable experience

For this new attraction, the MammothBLAST water propulsion is joined by two FlyingSAUCER 45 features, resulting in a truly memorable experience. Riders are seated face to face, with up to five people per raft, before being propelled along by BLAST water jets. As they approach one of the two FlyingSAUCER accelerating turns, they can look down the fall line to the exit, before dropping and diving through the turn.

Through the turn, the feeling of centrifugal force along the outer wall mirrors the sensation and speed of a great giant slalom ski turn.

Aquashow MammothBLAST:FlyingSAUCER

The ride is ideal for the water park’s family demographic, says ProSlide’s Chief Commercial Officer Ray Smegal:

“The MammothBLAST’s high-capacity throughputs and face-to-face positioning make it an incredible addition to any park looking to create those shared connections between their guests. It’s an incredibly unique experience that guests love. It creates lifelong memories and will always keep them coming back again and again.”

Also this month, OCT Group announced the opening of its new flagship water park at OCT Xi’an, which features 15 high-performance ProSlide water rides.

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