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As Schlitterbahn Waterpark gets ready to celebrate 10 years in Galveston, the company has announced the construction of the world's tallest water coaster on the island.

Called MASSIV, the German word for "massive," the water coaster remains a bit of a mystery since its opening day has not been set and its exact height won't be announced until spring, the company said Wednesday in a news release.

But this much is certain: MASSIV will be 926 feet long, twice as long as any waterslide already in the park, according to the statement.

A water coaster is more varied than a traditional, gravity-based water slide and has the feel of a roller coaster, the company said. The roller-coaster sensation is created with multiple uphill "blaster" sections where water blasts the rider uphill.

Water coasters also have more entertaining downhill sections, such as spirals and small drops, and riders are always in tubes, rafts or boats, the company said.
Built by Schlitterbahn and WhiteWater West, the new MASSIV water coaster uses Master Blaster technology, invented by Jeff Henry of Schlitterbahn and licensed to WhiteWater West.

It has 135 slide segments, including seven that are translucent, allowing riders to be seen from below. The other sections are green, red or white.

To experience MASSIV, riders will carry a tube to the top of 123 steps, because there's no elevator. It can be a shared experience for one or two riders.

The indoor waterpark is scheduled to reopen March 5 for the spring season.


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Hopefully they don't neuter it like they did with Verr??ckt lol.
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Hopefully they don't neuter it like they did with Verr??ckt lol.

what do you mean?

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skyscraper wrote:
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Hopefully they don't neuter it like they did with Verr??ckt lol.

what do you mean?

They had to alter the ride's design many times due to safety issues and basically destroyed any chances of the small bunny hill being cool. There's a documentary of them prototyping and designing the ride somewhere.
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No conveyor belt for the rafts? That's gonna be an insane workout to carry the raft and walk up those stairs, particularly if the end of the line is way up.


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Why do parks these days still make people carry their own rafts to the top?


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Guys.... Its just a render it'll most likely have a conveyor. looks cool, wish something like the could come to WWK.
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Timmmvs wrote:
Why do parks these days still make people carry their own rafts to the top?


Because someone like me is a manager and thinks it's hilarious to watch to watch fat teenagers struggle with a staircase.
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Coasterkidmwm wrote:
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Why do parks these days still make people carry their own rafts to the top?


Because someone like me is a manager and thinks it's hilarious to watch to watch fat teenagers struggle with a staircase.




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It looks like they could have just shaved off the bottom of the double dip portion and then it would be a normal watercoaster lol.
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I'm going to try and make it down for media day with TTS, but no guarantee as it depends on when it is and what is going on with school at that particular time.

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imo this one could have been a little longer. Still looks like fun though. ^^
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Do waterparks have a rule that they can't have any waterslide with a full circuit? Just wondering... ;)
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Do waterparks have a rule that they can't have any waterslide with a full circuit? Just wondering... ;)

there's a Master-Blaster-style slide in Dollywood's water park that is a full circuit, with riders going up a lift hill in the rafts then disembarking at the same place they got on.

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why does Schlitterbahn have a thing for people walking up stairs to the tallest waterslides in the world? You know this could have easily had an elevator lift...
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Probably to either encourage exercise or have less horizontal space for a queue.


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Jonny Richey wrote:
why does Schlitterbahn have a thing for people walking up stairs to the tallest waterslides in the world? You know this could have easily had an elevator lift...

Curved lift hill is a more better match, I guess, for a water slide structure! 8-)
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