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Water Country USA announces new thrill slide for 2011

Nitro Racer slides at Water Country USA
Nitro Racer slides at Water Country USA
©SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Water Country USA has combined water and gravity to create a thrilling addition to the Williamsburg waterpark’s lineup of high-speed slides, flumes, lazy river and other watery attractions. Inspired by the point on a wave where water meets gravity, Vanish Point is a drop slide that lets riders choose their own method of “liquid adrenalin.”

Twisty, turny water slides at WaterCountry USA
©SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

The Vanish Point tower is at a head-rushing height of 75 feet. As riders step into a skybox, the floor drops out, sending them straight down. Or, go horizontal on a 300-foot speed slide where you “drop down as soon as you flop down.”

In a recent press release, Larry Giles, vice president of design and engineering at Busch Gardens and Water Country USA, said

“When we develop a new attraction plan we look at what we've done in the past, what rides resonate with theme park goers today and what would make an appropriate addition to the parks' future.”

After a three-year process of research, planning, reviewing theme parks around the world and presenting to focus groups, construction began last fall and is on schedule to open in spring of 2011.

For updates and construction photos of Vanish Point, check out Water Country USA’s Facebook page

The surfin’ safari themed waterpark, approximately 55 miles from Richmond, opens on the weekend of May 21, 2011. It is open full-time May 27 – September 5, 2011. For a complete schedule of days and hours, please click here.

Water Country USA is part of the SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment family, which includes 10 parks across the U.S., including Busch Gardens Williamsburg.

Water Country USA
176 Water Country Pkwy.
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(exit 242-B off of I-64)


  • Profile picture of Richard Webster
    Richard Webster 4 years ago

    That's my favorite thing in the world (well, almost). I am there!

  • Profile picture of Abby Schrunk
    Abby Schrunk 4 years ago

    That sounds like so much fun!

  • Profile picture of Merle Ann Loman
    Merle Ann Loman 4 years ago

    That looks awesome.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    That looks like a blast! Can't wait for warmer weather!

  • Anonymous 3 years ago

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  • Blair 3 years ago

    It seems wonderful. I am fond of water parks and I just love different slides equipment in water parks. Its just amazing.

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