Holiday World & Splashin' Safari will build the world’s largest enclosed waterslide for the 2002 season, ZOOMbabwe, at a cost of $1.7 million.
ZOOMbabwe, a gigantic purple enclosed waterslide, will be 102-feet tall, making it the largest ride of its kind in the world. It will be 887-feet long, ranging in diameter from nine to 12 feet.
ZOOMbabwe rafts will hold up to five family members each, with hourly capacity expected to top 1,000 riders. Covering four acres, the new ride will increase the size of Indiana’s largest water park to 22 acres.
The park plans to hire an additional 50 seasonal employees for next season and expects the new ride to increase the parks’ attendance by 10 percent in 2002.