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White Water Debuts All-New Ride, KaPau Plummet, in Summer 2014

Get ready for an all new adrenaline rush at White Water Branson!  The aquatic theme park will debut KaPau Plummet in May 2014, an all-new ride that is sure to be the highlight of the summer season in Branson, Missouri.  Want to learn more about this new ride?  Let’s dive in!

Designers and developers with Silver Dollar City attractions had one rule when creating KaPau Plummet: It had to be the biggest thrill in White Water history.  No easy feat, right?  However, from details that reveal a heart-pounding, drop-floor plunge it sounds like they’ve done just that.  Now in initial stages of construction, the $1.7 million KaPau Plummet will feature two 240-foot slides, each launching riders from a drop-floor into a 70-degree plunge followed by a spiraling loop, promising to far exceed the thrill factor of any water ride ever built at the 13-acre tropically-themed water park located in Branson.

 

Those brave enough to dare the drop will experience a heart-pumping, breathtaking thrill that begins at the top of a 40-foot tower.  Two encapsulated slides are the starting points for loading brave riders into a launch capsule.  Once inside, the countdown begins: 3…2…1 KAPAU!  The bottom of each slide drops out, creating a rider free fall at 70 degrees, speeding at 26 feet per second into a looping 240-foot translucent waterslide before final splashdown.  Spectators will be able to watch the riders’ rocket-like plunge and see them spiral through the loops.

“The AquaLaunch trap door builds anticipation for an incredible drop below,” said Cory Roebuck, White Water Director of Operations, who explains ‘kapau’ is a slang U.S. surfer term to mean the next big wave or the next big thing, pronounced KA-POW.  “Never before has White Water had such a thrilling ride.  KaPau Plummet will literally take your breath away in an awesome plunge.”
I can’t wait to take the plunge!  Summer 2014 can’t get here soon enough.

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