I quickly changed into my swimsuit and headed up the stairs with my mat. At the top you step into the water, lay your mat down and get ready. After a "ready, set, go" I pushed off and headed on down. The speed is nice and on the second hump you get a bit of airtime. I think Holiday World is the only water park where you can get a bit of air as Ottorongo, Zinga and now Jungle Racer gives it.
The thing to do that I didn't know my first time down was to pull up on your mat when you get to the second dip because if you don't you'll end up with about a gallon of water heading right up your nose. Also if you pull up you'll hydroplane out further to the end.
By far one of the coolest things about Jungle Racer is the scoreboard. If you want to be the king of the hill and not have to argue about who beat who down they have a timer for each lane and a scoreboard that will show who came in first, second, third, fourth and fifth. The time for my second run was 6.9 seconds and I'm sure that my third run was faster but the timer was out for that run.
Jungle Racer is the perfect addition to what has become one of the best water parks on the planet. It's a blast to ride and racing your friends and family just makes it even better. Personally I want to have a competition sometime with a bunch of friends to see who the number one Jungle Racer is!
We can't forget Jungle Jets, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari's other new for 2004 addition. I didn't go into Jungle Jets to play because the water was still a little too cold for Bond but he is really chomping at the bit to go run around in it. It just looks plain fun!
We're going to go back to the park to play in a little bit but I really can't wait for a nice hot day so I can go run around Splashin' Safari.
I'll put up a large Jungle Racer and Jungle Jets update at Negative-G later this week but if you're interested I have a few pictures over here:
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But that's probably banned, eh?
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