Great news Guys!
After years without any new water attractions at Raging Waters San Dimas, an all new water coaster called Aqua Rocket has finally opened to water park guests at Raging Waters in San Dimas this past weekend 5/16/2015.
This is the first water coaster for Southern California water parks.
I had the chance of being one of the few riders to take on Aqua Rocket on its opening day. Luckily, there was no wait at all. As a matter of fact, the park was basically a ghost town due to cold gloomy weather condition. The park had to close at 3pm that day and it was scheduled to close at 6pm.
The best thing about this ride is that you don’t need walk up any stairway or carry a raft up the stair to ride Aqua Rocket unlike other water coasters throughout the States.
Even though, I have ridden a water coaster before at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon called “Crush n Gusher” at Walt Disney World I still have a great time on this ride. I just wish it was a lot longer.
Here’s an awesome Point of View video we shot of this ride:
Here are some more details on Aqua Rocket directly from Raging Waters Press room website:
Raging Waters San Dimas is introducing the first hydromagnetic LIM coaster to California this summer 2015 – Aqua Rocket. As California’s Largest Water Park, Aqua Rocket will span close to two football fields in length, making a great addition to the park’s current 49 water attractions
Aqua Rocket offers guests a radically different experience by merging the adrenaline rush of a roller coaster and the thrills and spills of a water ride. With the new generation of hydromagnetic technology, the four-person rocket style raft transits uphill for a series of four peaks and three exhilarating drops at a speedy 30 mph.
“Aqua Rocket is an awesome state-of-the-art water coaster that will stimulate your senses.” said General Manager Mark Whitfield.
Similar to a roller coaster, linear induction motors (LIM) are used to generate a traveling magnetic field to push the metal-plated rafts rapidly and smoothly uphill. Amid the 1,000-foot-long water coaster are three continuous rocket incline zones.
“We are excited for the newest addition and looking forward to Aqua Rocket becoming one of the most popular attractions in California.” Whitfield added. “Ranked by Travel Chanel and USA Today, Raging Waters is one of the Top 10 Water Parks in the U.S….and it just got better!”