Last updated: 11:00 AM ET, Fri August 21 2015

Kings Island to Build Seven-Story Slide at New Water Park

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | August 21, 2015

Kings Island to Build Seven-Story Slide at New Water Park

Photo via Twitter

Water park season may be drawing to a close for tourists in the United States, but the excitement surrounding next year is already climbing with the opening of Soak City Waterpark at Kings Island amusement park.

According to a report from Carrie Blackmore Smith of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Soak City Waterpark will be the newest attraction for visitors to Kings Island in Mason, Ohio, in 2016, but there is one ride gaining the most attention thus far.

The Tropical Plunge water slides will feature six different tracks, but it will be the three tallest slides that make the most noise amongst thrill seekers. Standing at seven stories tall, guests will step into a clear chamber at the top of the slide and the floor will drop out, sending patrons down a vertical drop.

Once plummeting downward, guests are then launched into a series of twists and turns before ultimately ending up in the splash pool below. These extremely tall slides will thrill even the most hardcore water slide experts.

For comparison, similar water slides can be found at both Kings Dominion and Dorney Park.

WHIOTV’s official Twitter account shared an image of an artist’s rendering of what the new Tropical Plunge water slides are expected to look like when completed:

While Kings Island officials wouldn’t share the cost to build the slides, they told The Cincinnati Enquirer it was going to be built by Canadian water-slide company Whitewater and would be built on a portion of the park not currently occupied by any rides or attractions.

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