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Water World opens for 2022 summer season

Water World has opened for a 43rd summer of fun.

FEDERAL HEIGHTS, Colo. — One of America's largest waterparks has opened for a 43rd summer of fun this Memorial Day weekend.

Parkgoers can enjoy the newest attractions at Water World this summer inside a new Colorado-themed area dubbed "Alpine Springs."

Covering seven acres, Alpine Springs features two attractions, "Roaring Forks" and "Centennial Basin," each offering a "unique ride experience."

Roaring Forks

Roaring Forks is the second water coaster to open at Water World, joining Mile High Flyer as the only water coasters in Colorado.

The new coaster utilizes water nozzle propulsion for a "two-guest water coaster experience," said Water World.

Two dueling paths allow riders to see and taunt their competitors as they go from enclosed space to open-air splashes, hills and fast corners. Roaring Forks features Water World's first open-air “flying saucer” turns.

Centennial Basin

Sharing the same elevated tower as Roaring Forks, Centennial Basin is a two-person raft experience.

Water World said guests will whirl down an enclosed tube with visual effects that make riders feel they are descending at a quicker rate than they actually are. Riders splashdown into a Colorado-themed mega-bowl where rotations will eventually lead to the tube to the runout area.

Roaring Forks and Centennial Basin riders must be taller than 42 inches to ride.

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Water World said it now has 52 attractions including more family tube rides than any other park in America.

Water World opened Saturday, May 28, at 9:45 a.m. Tickets, park rules, and protocols can be found at WaterWorldColorado.com.

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