Wild Wadi on "Amazing Race"

Wednesday, September 1, 2004 2:06 PM
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.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 2:18 PM
They said the slide was 108ft. tall. Yikes. With the dip in the middle, I'm surprised someone didn't go flying off to the side.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 2:21 PM
the slide is named "Jumeirah Sceirah". It's 108 ft tall and you can reach speeds near 50 mph.

you can find more info on the park at http://www.wildwadi.com/ *** Edited 9/1/2004 6:24:11 PM UTC by redman822***

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 3:09 PM
The Amazing Race is the most incredible show on television. I can't believe Brandon and Nicole weren't eliminated (even though they are now like 5 hours behind).
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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 3:12 PM
Yes, excellent show. I'm so praying that Colin self-destructs...what an a-hole! If Chip & Kim or the Bowling Moms win I'll be happy.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 3:32 PM
If you think that slide was amazing, come down to DW's Splash County! They have one that has humps, and you literally lift off the slide and land on it again at the bottom!
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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:08 PM
"They have one that has humps, and you literally lift off the slide and land on it again at the bottom!"

Hmmmm.... interesting indeed.

Shaggy ;-)

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:12 PM
I wish they would have spent more time with the camera on Brandon at the waterpark. ;)

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:16 PM
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.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:19 PM
"I wish they would have spent more time with the camera on Brandon at the waterpark. "

If he's your cup of tea, go rent the Blue Lagoon.

I, myself, am looking very forward to Survivor this season.... WOOOF!

Shaggy

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:37 PM
Ah, Blue Lagoon :)

More on subject, the cashless pay system does seem like a good idea in a park where nobody is carrying a wallet. Does anybody know if any parks in the U.S use this system? Schlitterbaun maybe?

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:40 PM
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...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:51 PM
Sorry, I was too busy watching Nip/Tuck. There, I admitted to it. Whew!

And they say admitting is half the battle. ;-)

-Tina

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 4:57 PM
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.

Go Chip and Kim.

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 6:18 PM
Well crap!

The one time I miss thirty minutes of Amazing Race, It just happens to be the time they go to a waterpark.

Oh well, hopefully I can catch the replay on Saturday.

Did anyone else think that making a team get their head shaved was a bit too over the top?

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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 6:21 PM
I'd rather shave my head than eat wierd foods.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 6:33 PM
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.
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Wednesday, September 1, 2004 11:32 PM
Yes, I see Chip and Kim winning it all. And if Colin were to say... die? I wouldn't care in the slightest. I do miss my Charla and Mirna, though, they were the best.
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Thursday, September 2, 2004 9:12 AM
I am rooting for Chip and Kim with The Moms being my second pick. THe rest can just fall off...
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Thursday, September 2, 2004 9:50 AM
"I'd rather shave my head than eat wierd foods."

I agree 100%, but then I recently did shave my head... and not to win a competition. LOL

Shaggy

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