Goonies the water slide complex?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:57 PM
Does anyone remember the end of the move Goonies, where the kids went through the cave tunnels that looks like water slides? At the end they had a pretty impressive plunge into the water.
My question:
Could this be a legitiment water ride? Maybe a whole complex where you did not know what hole you were going to come out. Basically the whole slide complex would be inside a cave-like structure until falling out into the water.
I think this would be quite fun. Any thoughts, comments, or other ideas on this?
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:41 PM
yeah, it could be legitimate. just going to take a lot of money
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 5:49 PM
I always wanted to ride a water slide that had a huge drop off at the end but there is nothing remotely close in Soak City at Cedar Point, which is the only water park I've ever been to.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:32 PM
I have been to CP several times, but I have never gone to soak city. I dont think anyone has a water ride close to that though.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:37 PM
I caught that movie again recently and my kid said the same thing, however I'm just realizing it's already been done:

Typhoon Lagoon

The imagineers were probably inspired by that elaborate stage set. look for the cave slides near the right side of the mountain. Still one of my favorite waterparks and those cave slides are brilliant - scary pitch black drops during the cave sections

Runner up was Action Park with two good examples: (Mountain Creek is the new name and may still have these) They had a large cliff/cave complex with a similar body slide twisting into the mountain with drops - also their Cannonball slides with drops and underground turns bursting into a twenty-foot drop into a natural spring. priceless *** Edited 1/24/2008 12:45:00 AM UTC by Rye.D.Ziner***

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:38 PM
Baby Ruthhhhhhh !!! Sloth love water
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 7:43 PM
^ LOL Its the Fratellie's!!
ORV, Bullet holes.......... AHHHHHHHHHHH!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:35 PM
The slides in the movie were built by Fred Langford / Surfcoaster, of Cape May Court House, NJ. Many of the waterslides built at Soak City (Cedar Point) and the Raging Waters Waterparks in California, Utah and NJ were also built by Surfcoaster, and if you watch closely, you will notice similar compound curves and aceleration drops as his waterpark installs.

An interesting tidbit is the slides he built for the movie set were less than a hundred feet long, and with the magic of editing, and different camera angles and shots, the slides appear in the movie to be much longer than they actually are.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 10:57 PM
It would be a great theme although I'm not sure if it might be a little too obscure for mainstream US waterpark goers. They could name one of the slides "The Truffle Shuffle". :)
Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:56 AM
^ LOL I like that idea!
Thursday, January 24, 2008 4:14 PM
I can think of two waterparks that have 8-10 ft. drops off the exits of a few slides. One is Schlitterbahn, if memory serves me right. The other parks name slips me right now, but it's up in New York near/or in the mountains.

Check out Travel Channel tomorrow (1/25) at 2:00pm for a waterpark from last spring. Both of these parks are in it if it's the special I'm thinking it is.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 6:35 PM
Now if only someone would build a mine train on par with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom! :)
Thursday, January 24, 2008 7:17 PM
^yeah, and call it adventure express ;|
Friday, January 25, 2008 9:14 AM
I see a great marketing campaign and a fantastic draw with this type of water slide ride. No one has explored the Goonies name. That movies will be fun no matter what year it was.
Friday, January 25, 2008 7:44 PM
Yea can I get the Sloth Burger with a side order of ahhhhh Fries
Friday, January 25, 2008 9:09 PM
There would be safety restrictions with a plunge over a certain height I would imagine. A little kid goes down the slide and does a face plant into the pool from ten feet. :)
Friday, January 25, 2008 10:45 PM
^Pretty sure there are age/height restrictions on the one I rode at Morey's.
Sunday, January 27, 2008 5:02 PM
Of course there would have to be height restrictions, but I think it would be a good draw for older folks to the water park.

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