In case any of you aren't watching this most superior reality show, last night the contestants had to pick up a clue at Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
This is the park that received some press when it opened for being completely integrated - i.e., once you plop your butt down into a tube, you don't have to get up. The slides and queues all are connected by waterways and "lazy rivers."
Anyway, the contestants had to slide down a big body slide, and the tower it was on was amazingly designed... I've never seen anything like it. It was an interesting look at a place you don't hear much about.
Looking at their website, their cashless pay system is interesting. I take it they are wristbands that work like pre-pay credit cards. Its a great idea for convience at a water park, although im sure it adds to the parks profits from unused funds.
Schlitterbahn uses "Splash Cash". You buy a wristband that has plastic *tabs* in various denominations. When you buy something, you pay the vendor in those plastic tabs. Whatever change they give you ends up n the slides anyway, LOL...
*Fantastic* system though, and I appreciated not having to have a wallet full of soaking-wet money and business cards, etc...
Last time I went to the Beach near PKI, I had huge bruises on my heels and back from the airtime on the Banzai speed slides. The key to serious speed is not to let anything touch the slide but your heels and your shoulder blades.
Chip and Kim all the way, baby! All of the rest of teams I don't care for but the twins are getting better. Hopefully Colin and Christie will self destruct soon. Colin showed last week why he has got to be one of the biggest jerks in reality show history. Btw, that slide looked cool but I gotta go with Summit Plummit as my favorite. That drop is awesome.