New Multi-Million Dollar Ride Opens at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island
Galveston, TX. June 7, 2019 — Retired Astronaut Colonel Terry Virts calls it the “best ride ever!” at today’s opening of Infinity Racers. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island’s new multi-million dollar set of slides, Infinity Racers, had their media debut to the public. These out of this world pair of space-themed, racing head-first mat slides are a whopping eight stories tall and as long as three space stations. Built by WhiteWater West and Schlitterbahn, Infinity Racers delivers a fun, only one in the world, water slide experience. Both of the racing slides are nearly fully enclosed the entire time (except for the loading and splash zones) with multi-colored fiberglass that creates unique lighting effects inside each slide.
Schlitterbahn is dedicating the slides in honor of the men and women of NASA and the Johnson Space Center, who have inspired the world to reach for the stars. The water slide is opening to the public on Saturday, in time to be part of the national celebration of the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing.
(Fact sheet on the ride available here)
The interior of each slide delivers a unique experience – one of the slides, designated Orbiter, features circles of multi-colored fiberglass in different sections of the ride while the other, Galaxy, features dashes of multi-colored fiberglass.
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Engineers took full advantage of the existing tall tower to maximize slide time for guests. Riders will slide head-first on mats, racing along enclosed twists and turns over the park’s river system and cabana village until they slide down to the splash zone at the base eight stories below. Part dark ride, the slides are unusual in that most dark rides are not head first slides.
Infinity Racers is now part of an impressive collection of thrill slides including Screaming Serpents (a twisting body slide), the Cliff Hanger (a steep body slide) and MASSIV, the World’s Tallest Water Coaster.
For more information on Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, visit Schlitterbahn.com.
About Schlitterbahn Waterparks & Resort
Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts has been a leader in family-friendly water-based entertainment since 1979. The company operates five outdoor waterparks, two indoor and three year-round resorts as well as two full-service restaurants. All Schlitterbahn parks offer family amenities that include free parking and free inner tubes. Guests to the water and river parks are welcome to bring a family picnic basket, excluding alcohol and glass containers. For more information, visit schlitterbahn.com.
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