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Daytona Lagoon to add two new water rides this summer

Located steps away from the iconic Daytona Beach, Daytona Lagoon has announced that expansion plans are underway for its water park. Visitors will soon be able to climb aboard Daytona Lagoon’s new slides – a 54-foot-high mat racer slide and a pendulum tube water slide.

The new mat racer water slide, from ride manufacture Arihant Water Park Attractions, will replace the once popular “Kraken’s Conquest” ride, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Irma last fall. The new four-lane attraction, featuring 100% Light Resin Transfer Molding and partial tunnels with translucent rings, will be a first for mat racer water slides in Central Florida.

“The natural light from the Florida sun will beam onto the enclosed slide tunnels for light effects of translucent colored rings with special pattern effects that leave the rider with the impression they are going through a high-speed time warp tunnel. Upon exiting the enclosed slide tunnels, the riders will enter an open straightway for an exciting race to the finish,” said Jim DeBerry, senior manager, North America for Arihant Water Park Attractions.

The fun continues with a new pendulum tube ride which launches from the same tower as the mat racer. The new pendulum slide is similar in shape to a half-pipe and is suitable for riders who are 42 inches or taller. Mississippi based Grady Grosslin of Millenium Aquatics and Maitland, FL based LBS Construction’s Larry Schnaper will be leading the project installation.

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