SeaWorld’s Adventure Island has debuted Rapids Racer, the world’s first ProSlide Dueling FlyingSAUCER.
This global debut is the newest innovation by ProSlide Technology, combining two exclusive technologies to deliver a high-performance racing attraction. ProSlide has worked on five SeaWorld properties during their decades-long partnership and the Dueling FlyingSAUCER marks the 10th installation at Adventure Island.
Ray Smegal, ProSlide’s chief commercial officer, said: “This new feature is built on the foundation of award-winning rides and ProSlide innovation.”
“It establishes a completely new category of ride feature and is poised to create a monumental shift in the water ride landscape. We’re thrilled to partner again with SeaWorld and Adventure Island to debut this one-of-a-kind ProSlide water ride.”
Greg White, ProSlide’s vice-president, products, added: “These are two of our most popular water rides around the world.”
“Both draw a tremendous amount of their inspiration from our company’s history in competitive ski racing, so combining them into a single experience was a natural progression for us.”
With the Dueling FlyingSAUCER, two vehicles enter the feature via two closed duelling flumes. As riders drop and dive through the feature like world cup skiers through a giant slalom ski turn, they can see and hear their competition, creating a neck-and-neck competitive racing experience.