Dubai water park gets world first

February 23, 2011
Sunset over the Wild Wadi Water Park

Dubai’s Wild Wadi waterpark has launched a world first – a triple tornado thrill water ride.

The ride is one whole minute of spinning, dropping, gut wrenching excitement. A normal tornado ride would be highly popular amongst kids and youthful adults – and the Tantrum Alley is the same as one of those rides – only three times more of everything.
The Tantrum Alley uses 75,000 litres of water, and it took Wild Wadi six months to construct the ride using hundreds of workers.
Another new ride is the Burj Surj, which consists of two large sections of downhill waterslides and two looming bowls. Guests are seated on a four-person tube, travelling downhill to the bowls, where they are hurtled into a spiralling spin and then dropped into the slide, ending with a screaming splash in the pool.
There is an Australian connection: Aussie Shani Ireland who is resident in Dubai won competition to name the ride. She chose the name as the view from the top of the ride includes the Burj Khalifa and the ride certainly has an enormous water surge.

Tantrum Alley at Dubai's Wild Wadi Waterpark


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