Wildebeest Water Coaster
Can you tame the Wildebeest?
He’s a fast-moving rascal! Wildebeest was voted the World’s #1 Water Park Ride for over 10 years! (Mammoth is currently #1!)
When we say Wildebeest is long, we really mean it. Wildebeest is one-third of a mile long! It thrills riders for two-and-a-half soaking minutes of hills, drops, twists and turns. The readers of Amusement Today magazine voted it the #1 Water Park Ride on the Planet for over a decade!
Wildebeest begins with a conveyor ride up the water coaster’s lift hill. Following the four-story drop at a 45-degree angle, linear induction motors (LIMs) propel the four-person boats up seven additional hills, through two underground tunnels, and around a helix. Wildebeest covers more than two acres; its top speed is 36 feet per second. Wildebeest’s tallest elevation is 64 feet higher than its lowest drop. The conveyor-style lift hill replaces any slide-tower stairs, making the water coaster accessible to riders who might have difficulty walking up stairs.
Tips for your visit
Wildebeest does not have any slide-tower stairs, so it’s accessible to folks who have difficulty with stairs.
Wildebeest is the world’s second-longest water coaster (the longest is Mammoth, also at Splashin’ Safari).
Enjoy the relaxing ride up the lift hill, ’cause once you crest the top you’ll join Wildebeest’s wild stampede through the woods!
38’ at 45-degree angle
7 drops, totaling 178’
Linear Induction Motors
ProSlide Technology, Inc., Ontario, Canada
HydroMagnetic Water Coaster
Min: 200 lbs. per raft
Max: 800 lbs. per raft
All riders will be weighed as a group prior to boarding.
Number of Riders
Up to 4 riders per raft
An aggressive water coaster experience. Riders sit in a toboggan-style boat and travel the path of a winding flume experiencing enclosed and dark spaces, high-speeds, steep inclines and drops with free-falling sensations, and multidirectional forces.
Guests must have the ability to sit upright in the boat and maintain control of upper torso, head, and neck. Physical and cognitive ability is required to maintain the riding position. Guests must be able to exit the boat with or without assistance. At minimum, Guest must have sufficient arm remnants to grasp at least one handle on the boat, along with sufficient leg remnants to maintain the riding position.
Accessible entrance at ride exit. Must transfer from wheelchair/ECV. A transfer device is available.View Accessibility Guide