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New waterslide offers interactive video game experience

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Sandusky, Ohio, has introduced a new interactive gaming experience called the Storm Chaser. From WhiteWater, this slideboarding adventure combines the thrill of a waterslide with the challenge of a multilevel video game. The new attraction integrates gaming, skill, speed and competition into an experience that will define waterparks of the future.

The Storm Chaser features a targeted gaming system where riders use a controller to play as they ride a slideboard down the waterslide run. The object of the game is to hit targets to collect points, while maintaining your speed. The super-smart gaming system knows who you are, tracks your progress and scores your run down the waterslide. Cutting-edge motion tracking allows for more points to be scored based on the player’s accuracy and proximity to the targets when intersected. The unique tracking system lets riders build points throughout the day to unlock new levels and compete for the highest overall score.

The Storm Chaser joins several new attractions unveiled this year at Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Ohio’s largest indoor waterpark. The resort also recently opened five new slides in the seasonal outdoor waterpark and added halotherapy treatments at Spa Kalahari and Salon.

“We provide a beyond-expectations experience with an exciting mix of slides and adventures for the whole family,” said Todd Nelson, owner of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. “The Storm Chaser represents an additional $1.3 million investment in Kalahari’s Sandusky business, and we plan to continue to push the envelope with bigger and better attractions to draw travelers to the area.”

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