Plunging down Waterbom’s latest ride, the 3.5G

Playing with water is not only a delight for kids, but for adults too. The higher the water slide, the greater the excitement. Since Friday last week, Waterbom Bali on Jl. Kartika Plaza in Kuta, has launched its latest ride, the 3.5G. The G in the name refers to the force against gravity. The 3.5G is some 20 meters tall, attached to the same tower where the extreme 16-meter slide Climax is located. Visitors can take turns sliding along its 150-meter long curls in 10-13 seconds, or at about 3 to 3.5 gravity force, depending on body weight.

“We wanted to find a slide that could compete against the Climax. Many of our visitors, young and old, have requested more extreme slides for the adrenaline,” executive assistant manager at Waterbom Bali, Sayan Gulino, told Bali Daily on Monday. Tagged as Bigger, Better and Faster, the 3.5G ride is the first of three new slides — alongside Piton and Family Raft — planned to feature at Waterbom Bali this year. “In the next two years, Waterbom will have had the biggest phase of renovation and refurbishment. We understand that people get bored really quickly, so we will always upgrade.”

The construction of the slide had been planned since August last year, with the cooperation of the manufacturer from Canada. A foreign visitor, who was queuing for his first ride on the 3.5G, said: “I took the wrong slide just now. Look my hands are still quivering after taking the Climax. But I’m really excited for this new one.” After his first ride on the 3.5G, he dashed round again for another one. This time, he took the correct 108 steps up to the 3.5G slide. An attendant at the slide, Yudha, who has tried all the slides in the fun park, said: “I prefer this latest slide because it has so many curls.

It is great fun indeed.” Besides the 3.5G and the Climax rides, Waterbom Bali has 10 rides: Smashdown, Macaroni Tube, Boogie Ride, Jungle Ride, Race Track, Raft River, Lazy River, Boomerang, Superbowl and Funtastic. Waterbom Bali opens daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with admission costing US$31 for adults and $19 for children aged 2-12.

source : bali daily

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