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Raging Waves unveils new slide Aussie Mat Dash

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Raging Waves has announced its latest attraction, a six-lane mat racing waterslide. Opening in summer 2020, Aussie Mat Dash will include a feature enabling riders to see and hear each other.

Raging Waves in Yorkville is Illinois’ largest water park. Plans involve installing Aussie Mat Dash close to The Boomerang and Cyclone.

“Get ready for the race of a lifetime,” the water park wrote on Instagram. “Introducing the Aussie Mat Dash – a six lane RallyRACER that is just 1 of 3 in the world!”

The six-lane RallyRACER is one of three of its kind in the world. It will include one of ProSlides’ most thrilling new features – RallyPOINTs.

Aussie Mat Dash includes ProSlides’ RallyPOINTs

RallyPOINTs allow riders to see and hear each other as they slide down and compete on Aussie Mat Dash’s enclosed flumes.

Six riders can race side-by-side on Aussie Mat Dash through a spiral of nearly 2,500 feet of combined slides.

More attractions at Raging Waves include a new interactive play area (Quokka-Nut Island), an enormous wave pool (Great Barrier Reef), and a quarter-mile long lazy river (Kookaburra Kreek).

Slides include a triple-tube ride (Three Sisters), a four-person tube adventure (Wonambi), a 600-foot-long family raft ride (Crocodile Mile), a two-seater speed tube ride (Platypus Plunge), and a high-thrill speed slide (PJ’s Plummet).

Six riders can race side-by-side on Aussie Mat Dash

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Opened in 2008, Raging Waves is a 45-acre, family-owned water park located 45 minutes southwest of Chicago.

In more water park news, Blackstone is buying a 65 percent controlling interest in Great Wolf Resorts from its current private equity owner, Centerbridge Partners.

The firms will form a new $2.9 billion joint venture to own Great Wolf.

Images: Raging Waves

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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