Looping Waterslide Answered
A looping waterslide, The Scorpion’s Tail, will be opening up in Wisconsin at Noah’s Ark Water Park this summer. You slide down, around the loop, and out through the bottom 9 to 14 seconds later. Just look at how happy the guy looks in the rendering!
This isn't the first looping waterslide in America. Action Park in New Jersey had one, but it was pretty poorly thought out and often gave riders bloody noses.
The Scorpion’s Tail is much more high-tech and planned out. Instead of a loop that goes straight up and possible plonks people down on their heads, it's banked at a 60 degree angle. In case people don't make it all the way up there's an emergency hatch in the bottom they can use to get out.