This excerpt is from a past edition of OhioTraveler
Zoombezi Bay became the first water park in America to feature an outdoor slide with built-in light shows and a personalized sound system when it revealed the SoundSurfer.
Dubbed “The King of Beats,” the SoundSurfer is a modified version of Zoombezi Bay’s longest slide, formerly known as the Tahitian Twister. Now, thrill-seekers can enjoy 512 feet of acceleration drops and vortex loops while soaked in a kaleidoscope of colors and while jamming out to Beyoncé, Skrillex, Florida Georgia Line, Ellie Goulding, Johnny Cash and other popular artists. Riders have an opportunity to select their preferred musical genres from a push button panel.
“Being the first slide in the country to deliver a personalized light show and jam session, the SoundSurfer takes the water park experience to a whole new level,” said John Gannon, senior vice president of guest services and business strategy. “People aren’t just going along for the ride anymore, they are truly becoming sound surfers.”
The slide accommodates two to five people per ride, and offers eight musical options of the riders’ choosing. The genres include:
- Rockin Rafts: Featuring AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Kid Rock, Motley Crue and Metallica
- PopParadise: Featuring Taylor Swift, DNCE, Ellie Goulding, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga
- New Wave Country: Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney
- Rave Rider: Featuring Skrillex, LMFAO, Martin Garrix, Galantis, DJ Snake/LilJohn
- Hip Hop Drop: Featuring House of Pain, Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars, Beastie Boys, Will Smith/DJ Jazzy Jeff, Beyoncé
- Beach Party: Featuring The Surfaris, The Beach Boys, The Trashmen, Jimmy Buffet
- Random Beats: Featuring Republica, Rage Against the Machine, Tag Team, Johnny Cash, Ozzy Osbourne
- Tahitian Twister: Featuring storm, wind and wave sound effects
Riders must be 48 inches tall to ride, or 42 inches tall if accompanied by an adult. The SoundSurfer is included in admittance into the water park. Gold Memberships and Season Passes are available for purchase online, and include free parking and entry for the 2016 season. All tickets to Zoombezi Bay include free entry into the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Zoombezi Bay is a 22.7 acre water park that features a new multi-level play structure, 17 state of the art water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas, a kiddie play pool and more.
For more information about Zoombezi Bay, please visit www.zoombezibay.com.