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New Venus Vortex water slide for Lake Compounce

Something new is taking root at Lake Compounce’s Crocodile Cove water park in Bristol, Connecticut. New England’s family theme and water park will add Venus Vortex in 2020. From WhiteWater West and standing six-stories above the lake, it is decked in bright green and yellow. Venus Vortex features a unique ride experience never before seen in New England. Resembling the carnivorous mouth of a hungry Venus fly trap ready for its next meal, this slide tempts brave prey to navigate twists, turns and sudden drops. After journeying through a dark tunnel, riders will experience weightlessness as they suddenly plummet down the near vertical drop into the jaws of the hungry creature. As their three-person raft slides back and forth in between rows of teeth, riders must escape before it traps them inside. There’s a big sigh of relief as their raft reaches the final splashdown; they’ve narrowly missed being eaten.

“Venus Vortex will be Lake Compounce’s largest and most thrilling slide to date,” said Jerry Brick, Lake Compounce General Manager. “This addition will further solidify our park as the go-to water park in Southern New England.”

Venus Vortex will be located right alongside the lake, next to Bayou Bay Wave Pool and across from Johnny Rockets, and is scheduled to open to guests in late May 2020.

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