Water park enthusiasts are going to thoroughly enjoy a new waterslide that is set to open in Malaysia. Touted to be the world’s longest waterslide, it is set to debut in August at a waterpark in the Asian country reports CNN.
ESCAPE theme park, which is on the island of Penang is constructing a 3,740-foot waterslide that will soon break records. According to the park, a ride on the waterslide will last four minutes. It will also take visitors down a 230-foot slope through jungle terrain and tree canopies.
How is the world’s longest water slide being constructed?
The slide will be built from a fibre-reinforced polymer that can stand in the jungle for several years to come. What’s more, is that the slide is being constructed without any heavy machinery. This is part of the park’s commitment to preserving the natural environment around the forests.
In a statement, Sim Choo Kheng, CEO of ESCAPE’s parent company Sim Leisure Group, said, “Breaking the world record was never our intention.” He continued, “I’m always baffled by how rides are made so short and quick. I wanted to build rides that last a good few minutes.”
Most waterslides require people to reach the top of the structure before beginning their journey. This waterslide will save visitors the trouble of trekking all the way to the top of the slide. The park will have a cable car that will bring riders to the top of the slide.
Presently, the longest waterslide in the world is in New Jersey at the Action Park theme park. This slide covers about 1,970 feet and is finished in about 90 seconds. The new slide in Malaysia is going to be twice as long. Across the world, the average waterslide generally measures 650 feet in length.
ESCAPE theme park offers a variety of adrenaline-pumping activities like waterslides, zip lines and obstacle courses.