With the the big yellow submarine on-top of Depth Charge, an enormous wave generated by Tidal Wave and the giant tower of Stealth, everything has a humongous presence in this area of the theme park.
Towering at 205ft, Stealth is visible from most areas of the park, and is also one of the first landmarks that guests will see when travelling to the park. Boasting the world’s 4th fastest launch acceleration of any roller coaster, riders go from 0-80mph in just over 2 seconds, with the maintained force of 1.9g forcing them back into their seats during the launch. As the track rises into a 90° climb, riders are exposed to forces of 4.5g, which then reduces as riders approach the apex of the top hat, where significant airtime can be experienced. Rotating back down into a 90° twist and drop, the return to ground level is as thrilling as the upward journey. A brief amount of airtime is felt on the following hill, cut short by hard braking before approaching the station. Whilst the core ride experience only lasts a few seconds, it’s an attraction that many will want to ride time-and-time again.
Opened: 2006 | Manufacturer: Intamin | Height Restriction: 1.4m* | Ride Photos? Yes | Fastrack? Yes
*There is also a maximum height restriction of 1.96m.
Located in a traditional New England fishing village, Tidal Wave is the tallest and wettest water ride in the UK. Riders live through the feeling of a tsunami by boarding a boat that plunges down an 85ft drop, hitting the splash pool below where a giant wave is created over 60ft high. Don’t miss the quirky queue line features, and be cautious as you exit the station, another wave can hit!
Opened: 2000 | Manufacturer: WhiteWater / OD Hopkins | Height Restriction: 1.2m | Ride Photos? Yes | Fastrack? Yes
A ride type more frequently seen in water parks, Storm Surge has the capability to get riders very wet through it’s hidden water sprays and not-so-hidden final waterfall. Climbing up the lift hill in the inflatable boat can provide a great relaxing experience, whilst being able to get a superb view across the park. Coming back down leads to plenty of spinning, splashes and laughter. Given the boats can have a tendency to be significantly water logged, it is recommended to have flip-flops or sandals on when riding.
Opened: 2011 | Manufacturer: WhiteWater | Height Restriction: 1.1m* | Ride Photos? No | Fastrack? Yes
*Anyone between 1.1m and 1.2m must be accompanied by someone 16 yrs or over.
The giant yellow submarine sat atop Depth Charge highlights the playful summertime feeling of this ride. Climbing four stories, the queue leads guests to the top of the four lane slide, where they climb aboard a rubber dinghy. When it’s time to ride, all four dinghies are raised automatically to start their journey down the slide. With two moments of airtime, riders cling on to the sides of their dinghy until they reach the bottom and slide across the braking mat, enjoying the cooling water spray.
Opened: 1991 | Manufacturer: WhiteWater West | Height Restriction: 0.9m* | Ride Photos? No | Fastrack? No
*Anyone between 0.9m and 1.2m must be accompanied by someone 16 yrs or over.