Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, Middlebury, Connecticut, celebrates its 110th season of operation with the debut of the Category 5 Rapids waterslides in Splash Away Bay waterpark. From ProSlide Technologies, the new three-slide complex represents the largest single investment in the park’s history.
With a combined length of more than 1,000 feet (305 m), the water raft rides bring to 15 the number of slides in Quassy’s Splash Away Bay. The new project is located in an area formally occupied by picnic tables on the north side of the property. The largest of the three giant slides, which Quassy has named Torrent, is ProSlide’s Tornado 18, which accommodates single and two-person rafts. The patented funnel shape flushes riders up the Tornado walls, oscillates each tube multiple times and generates the suspended-weightlessness sensation that is unique to ProSlide funnel rides. After dropping into the funnel, riders are swept up the wall to the equator line, which is actually perpendicular to the ground. The ride creates the illusion of going over the edge. Two gigantic Pipeline serpentine slides, named Quassy Rapids and Serpent, round out the three-ride attraction. The new slides all depart from one platform and conclude in runoff troughs near Saturation Station, a modular water play area. The Pipeline slides are designed for single our two-rider rafts.