SEPT. 1, 2011 – Six Flags St. Louis announced it will add an additional attraction to its Hurricane Harbor water park in 2012. Bonzai Pipeline, an extreme body slide featuring loops and a launching capsule will open next May.
According to a Six Flags press release: Bonzai Pipeline is the ultimate wipeout experience featuring twin, looping slides that sit side by side and the Proslide Skybox launching capsule. After reaching the top of the 6-story structure, guests will step into the enclosed capsule where the floor drops out beneath them, sending them free-falling down the slide and into a side "super loop." Riders will surf the 290-ft. slide at up to 40 mph. Bonzai Pipeline's clear tubes allow spectators below to watch riders as they shoot through the 360-degree loops and splash out into the water below.
"Hurricane Harbor is already a favorite of our guests during their visit to Six Flags St. Louis," said Dave Roemer, Six Flags St. Louis park president. "The addition of Bonzai Pipeline makes the water park an even greater value while providing a new element of extreme thrill that we think guests are really going to love."
Bonzai Pipeline, manufactured by Proslide Technology, Inc., is scheduled to open May 2012. The body slide will be located to the west side of the wave pool and will have a 48" height requirement.
Photos courtesy of Six Flags.