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Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:35 pm

Anyone remember the weird ass Wiegand Slide Wheel announced at IAAPA last year?

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Well it turns out Chimelong water park in Guangzhou China just announced one for 2018.

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If you missed it at IAAPA this thing works weirdly. You get in a tube in the middle and the wheel slowly rotates changing the direction of down all the time so you keep sliding round and round.

I cannot wait to see how this works in real life. Especially how it lines up with the pool at the end?

Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:53 pm

Wowie this looks... quite something :lol: ...sort of a wonder wheel with water.

I can't work out whether it will be brilliant or terrible, but it's a great idea and I quite like the fact that inside the tube you'll not really have any point of reference so you won't really know when you'll stop, when you'll start going backwards and when you'll start going forwards again.

Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:11 pm

WAIT!!! Hold up... This thing is actually getting built?! I don't know if I should be excited, or terrified!!! It sure looks like a cool concept... But that is so massive, and so... Unique. I can't wait to watch the construction of this thing develop.

It really looks like someone took my Perplexus Epic:

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And turned it into a waterslide. :wtf:

Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:38 pm

Whoa, glad to see this is going to be a reality! It looks crazier to me from the outside than on the POV, where I wonder how thrilling the frequent back-and-forth stalling and incremental progress will actually be, but this is nevertheless one of the coolest and imaginative ride concepts I've ever seen. What an idea!

Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:14 am

That's pretty cool that one of these are actually getting built! You won't find me on it though, it seems kinda claustrophobic and I'd be terrified of getting stuck inside!

Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:22 am

viking86 wrote:That's pretty cool that one of these are actually getting built! You won't find me on it though, it seems kinda claustrophobic and I'd be terrified of getting stuck inside!


I feel exactly the same way!

Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:44 am

Wow this just looked like on of those concepts that never actually get built but it isn't! It'll certainly be unique but I wonder if I'd ride it :lmao:

Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:21 am

I don't know what's weirder, this or that water slide alpine slide thing.

I'd definitely give this one a whirl since I trust Wiegand.

Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:27 am

Anyone have any idea how much one of these things would cost?? I can only imagine it would be substantially more than a traditional slide, which might limit the parks who want to buy them...

Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:43 am

I would ride this, this looks so interesting!
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