HW new waterslide ZINGA

Tuesday, January 14, 2003 10:34 AM
Zinga being a new prototype for waterslides, does anyone think it will be really awesome or just another waterslide?
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 10:56 AM

Wes - you haven't ridden Zoombabwe, have you? If so you wouldn't be asking that ;)

Moosh

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:18 AM

Yeah, first time I've ever gotten air on a waterslide. Zoombawe was a highlight last SRM.

I have been on the similar (though a lot smaller and no rafts) "toilet bowls" and they are a lot of fun.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:22 AM

I certainly don't think it will be "just another waterslide." I'd imagine it will be a waterslide beginning that heads into a skateboard/rollerblade type vert where you will fly up the walls back and forth which will be an outstanding finale.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:30 AM

No kidding, Jeff...Zoombabwe scared the crap outta me the first few times I rode it. I expect since some of Zinga is in the dark that I'll feel the same.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:36 AM
We *PACKED* our rafts of Zoombabwe, and it is THE raft ride for airtime....we were falling all over like bowling pins, surprised we all came down *in* the raft...:)
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:39 AM

From my SRM trip report last year:

"I boarded my first raft with Tony Milano and Mike Sterling. I realized with horror as we entered the tunnel that I was facing backwards and that I was the heaviest person on the raft. And then it all went black. The tube of this ride is so utterly dark you might as well have your eyes closed. We began picking up serious speed, and then the raft climbed the wall with great force! Around and around we went, faster and faster. I knew we were near the bottom and was watching for the light so I could brace for the water impact, when all of a sudden it felt like we went straight down! This next to last drop is only about 20 feet at approximately a 20 degree angle, but it felt like 50 feet at a 60 degree angle. Truly terrifying. We then went extremely high up on the next curve, and I thought the raft was going to fold over. I was also half expecting us to bend the space/time continuum at this point, as we were near warp speed! We then hit the water with a mighty splash and a hearty "Oh my god, let's do that again!", which we did, to the tune of 4 more rides. This is absolutely the wildest and best water ride I have ever done, and, once again, Holiday World proves that anything worth doing is worth doing right."

If it's being built at Holiday World, it's probably not "just another waterslide". ;-)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 11:50 AM

Mamoosh said: Zoombabwe scared the crap outta me the first few times I rode it.

Oh. So that was *you*...

Paula

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 12:00 PM

ROFL...good one, Paula!

Moosh - will pack Depends for Zinga ;)

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 12:02 PM
...and this differs from your *normal luggage* HOW exactly...;)
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 12:08 PM
I rode Zoombabwee with three others of various sizes. Most of us being large. 3 large people and one medium person make the thing go crazy! Yikes! Now they have a three adult maximum rule.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 12:10 PM
Leave it to a bunch of ACErs to find out *exactly* where the line needs to be drawn between fun and danger, huh...;)
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 12:38 PM

Depends, Gator.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 1:21 PM
Zoombabwee is just awesome I know, the faces glowing on the walls was a very nice touch, Zinga will be a new experience. High speeds and a high banked funnel. I think it should be a very unique experience.
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 5:19 PM
Is Zoombabwe a much better ride than Zoom Flume at Cedar Point's Soak City?

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 6:22 PM

What Gator is reffering to, is there were a few incidents during the SRM ERT on ZoomBabWe that demonstrated the practical load limit on that slide if you don't want guests suffering injuries.

David "Received a black eye and bloody nose" Bowers

That being said, I'm a bit afraid to try it out again, and those newfangled cloverleaf tubes for Zinga, well I haven't quite made up my mind on those yet.

To lighten things up: Tha't an undocumented feature of ZoomBabWe - its the HTM or "Human Taco Mode", which comes from overloading the raft with one light side and three heavy sides such that the raft literally folds up inside the slide. (Unfortunately crashing riders into each other).

To reassure others and to demonstrate the responsiveness of Holiday World, I beleive a new safety rule was in place on the "Z" before the day ended, if not before the ERT ended.

As an aside, it's not the only after-the-fact safety rule I know of, remember the inagural cruise of the Mark Twain at Disneyland came perilously close to capsizing the faux riverboat, causeing a capacity limit to be set that survives to this day..

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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 6:29 PM
....and THAT being said, the mayor returns to the *scene of the crime* for still more of that SRM goodness....;). Man, I just love the Midwest!
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Tuesday, January 14, 2003 7:32 PM
But Dave, you can't let a bad experience shy you away from more ERT on the Holiday World Slides
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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 1:43 AM

Wow, 3 family waterslides for one park. Go Holiday World!

--Ryan

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Wednesday, January 15, 2003 4:01 AM

Nice, Paula... always waiting until precisely the right moment to speak up!

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