For high-octane excitement, head over to the six-storey high SlideZilla water slide. Participants will begin their journey on a raft, as they shoot down an enclosed slide. Midway, they would be thrown into an open-top, swirling 24-foot bowl that is designed to suck them into the vortex of the bowl before dropping 57-feet. The fun continues as the raft gets swept up and across a four-storey high curved wall and suspends temporarily before cruising on towards a final big splash.
Another wet and wild ride not to be missed would be the purple and yellow Tube Top slide. In 2012, it was awarded Best New Water Park ride in 2012 by the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA). Up to four participants can sit on an inflatable tube, which will be sent twisting and turning down a wholly enclosed tube slide and through two spirals before landing into a pool of water.
These two slides are among a variety of high-energy slides offered at the water park. Some of which are as high as 65-foot that is designed to send butterflies up riders’ stomachs as they freefall down the slide.
Adults and kids are presented with numerous options at the water park to enjoy a splashing good time together. Families can cruise along Castaway Creek for a relaxing experience that is peppered with surprises at every corner from waterfall to geysers that will keep visitors entertained. Take the whole family on a raft ride down the 75-foot long Splashdown classic water slide. The surprising drops and twists will ensure plenty of smiles at the end of the ride.
Kids will enjoy getting wet and wild splashing away at Hook’s Lagoon that is packed with more than 150 water gadgets. Featuring a five-storey tree house, water sprayers and slides, it is a refreshing way for children to cool off on a hot summer day.
Elitch Gardens offers a fun and casual way to host group parties, company events or even meetings. Ample space is available throughout the location, the largest of which is the Elitch Arena that can hold up to 5000 people and features an area for setting up stage, sound and lighting facilities. Another unique venue to consider would be the Trocadero Theater, which accommodates between 100 to 500 people. Modeled after the original Trocadero Ballroom, its old-world elegance makes this a special venue to host guests and experience the rich history of the amusement park.
For those bringing more than 15 people to the park, group discounted tickets are available. There are also special packages catered for group events. They typically include admission tickets for all guests, food catering services as well as provision of audio equipment.
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