San Diego CA- The new Taumata Racer® high-speed racing water slide at Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark™ zooms riders down a 375-foot slide, around a 180-degree swooping turn, and in and out of tunnels before racing them across the finish line. This exciting and extreme thrill ride features six side-by-side lanes. Park guests speed down the steep hill on a mat head first. Taumata Racer debuts tomorrow (May 24, 2014), kicking off Aquatica San Diego’s second season.
Aquatica San Diego is a lushly landscaped waterpark with up-close animal experiences, high speed thrills and the amenities of a beachside resort. Among slides and rides at this whimsical, South Seas-themed waterpark is Big Surf ShoresTM, one of the largest wave pools in Southern California, with more than 500,000 gallons of water to take a swim in and a huge sandy beach for basking in the sun; and HooRoo Run®, a ride with a choice of two enclosed and two open-air slides that take adventurers down an 80-foot descent. Caribbean flamingos and freshwater turtles round out the experience, as only SeaWorld can.
Taumata Racer is as memorable for its fun and excitement as it is for its name. Named for a famous hill in New Zealand, Taumata is short for the 85-letter Maori word “Taumata-whakatangihanga-koauau-o-tamatea-turi-pukakapiki-maunga-horo-nuku-pokai-whenua-kitanatahu.” Roughly translated, this Guinness Book of World Records word means “The summit where Tamatea, the man with the big knees, the climber of mountains, the land-swallower who traveled about, played his flute to his loved one.”
Taumata Racer, manufactured by ProSlides of Ontario, Canada, features six side-by-side lanes. Park guests speed down the steep hill on a mat head first. Riders zoom down a 375-foot slide, around a 180-degree swooping turn, and in and out of tunnels before racing them across the finish line.