This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Funtown Splashtown USA, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.Official Park Website
Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
July 14th, 2006 - Waterpark to double in size in 2007 - SEE BELOW!2008November 6th, 2008 - Wild Mouse to replace Galaxi 2010May 18th, 2010 - Park has record-breaking weekend & "Roll Back Rates"2011July 22nd, 2011 - Theme Park Review to visit the park this Summer!July 28th, 2011 - New water slide tower with six slides announced!December 5th, 2011 - Vertical construction on major expansion begins!
_____________________________________________________Original Post:FUNTOWN SPLASHTOWN USA CONSTRUCTING DUAL SEVEN-STORY RAFT SLIDES;
LARGEST PROJECT IN 40-SEASON HISTORY
Saco, Maine - It’s no longer surprising that Funtown Splashtown USA announces new thrill rides. But now in the middle of its 40th season, CEO Kenneth Cormier stated, “A new Splashtown USA will emerge. 2007 will be an historic year as we double the area of the current water park.”
Cormier added, “Two new super slides will be built. Both of these enormous slides require mechanical lifts to raise the four-person rafts to the loading platform, nearly seven stories above the landing pool below. One slide has a wide-flume profile with many twists and turns, going from a tunnel to a half-pipe slide before hitting the splashdown pool. The other slide will feature a tornado-shaped flume with back-to-back vertical banks. Riders will escape through the needle-nose Tornado Funnel corridor into more turns and drops to the splashdown pool. This project also enlarges our seating and lounge area by over 50 percent.”
“This expansion coincides with a multiple-phase expansion of the waterpark which will take place over the next few years,” added Cormier. “This is just the beginning of what is to come.”
Water Technologies Inc. of Beaver Dam Wisconsin is doing the design-work on the waterpark expansion and ProSlide Technology Inc. of Ottawa Ontario Canada is the manufacturer of the slide attractions.
Below are examples of the attractions that will be installed at Funtown Splashtown USA. Images provided by ProSlide Technology Inc.