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Three new rides coming to Water Safari Resort

Construction is back under way and there will be many changes adding color on the hill at Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge, New York with the building of three new rides. The new rides are Mamba Strike, Serengeti Stampede, and Killermanjaro’s Revenge, all from ProSlide Technologies.

Serengeti Stampede replaces Serengeti Surf Hill. It’s a new 293 foot (89 m) long four lane mat racer. The vision of this ride evokes the racing and playful nature of animals that stampede through the Serengeti in Africa.

Many guests were sad to see the legacy ride “Killermanjaro” go, so what better way than to come back bigger and better as Killermanjaro’s Revenge, while showcasing the original speed slide at Water Safari! Killermanjaro’s Revenge is a 207 foot long (63 m) speed slide that drops guests through the floor into the slide and zooms them to the finish in one long drop.

Mamba Strike is a 285 foot (87 m) enclosed body slide that loops around Serengeti Stampede after the trapdoor floor opens and drops guests onto the slide. Mamba Strike is named after a venomous snake that originated in Africa.

All three rides are made of fiberglass material replacing the legacy slides that were made from foam. The Mamba Strike and Killermanjaro’s Revenge use Skybox technology where the trapdoor floor unexpectedly opens and drops the riders onto the slide. Located next to the Curse of the Silverback on the Water Safari Island, all three new rides will continue the safari theme that was established years ago with the inception of Water Safari in 1988.

“We’d like thank New York’s Empire State Development team and Governor Cuomo for providing the $500,000 grant opportunity to make our new ride project a reality, “ noted Katie Wojdyla, Vice President & Director of Marketing for Water Safari Resort, “We would also like to thank the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency for their assistance with the project. Their help grows our region’s tourism and continues to promote New York State forward.”

Enchanted Forest Water Safari is New York’s largest water theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions, including 32 water rides. The park also features classic amusement rides for all ages, fun food, exciting games, storybook characters, a family circus show and more.

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