Get ready thrill seekers. Come next year, you will probably get to slide down the world’s longest water slide. The best part? This new attraction will be in Malaysia!
You don’t need use the humid weather as an excuse for a splashing good time. But hey, it feels super satisfying to spend the day at a water theme park especially when the temperature is scorching hot. Here are 5 fun facts about the upcoming attraction:
1. It will debut in Penang’s ESCAPE theme park
“This theme park brand was born in Penang and created by a Penangite. We will soon see the brand expand into other countries,” Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng was quoted as saying.
2. The world’s longest water slide will be 1-kilometre long
The current holder of the world’s longest water slide belongs to Action Park in Vernon New Jersey, United States. At 1975 feet (0.6km) long, it was awarded the title by Guinness World Records in July 2015. However, due to a lengthy process with initial test rides, it was only open to public in 2016.
It won’t be long before Malaysia overtakes it ;)
3. Riders will be chair-lifted to a height of 420m to the top
“From the hilltop, people will zoom down the slide which will cross Jalan Teluk Bahang beside a pedestrian link bridge and end in a swimming pool inside our water theme park,” said the park’s founder Sim Choo Kheng
4. Welcome to Gravityplay
The highly-anticipated water slide, along with other hilltop attractions, will be collectively called Gravityplay. Other rides include the luge (downhill sleds), zip coasters, and tubby slides.
5. Mark your calendars on the opening date
The world’s longest water slide is slated to open in Penang’s ESCAPE theme park in December 2018. However, the public may only be able to experience it the following year. Let’s hope we won’t have to wait too long ;)