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Holiday World to have world's first racing water coaster: 'Cheetah Chase'

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Posted at 3:17 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 15:19:58-04

SANTA CLAUS — Expect more fun on your Holiday World adventures starting next year — the park broke ground Tuesday on the world's first launched water coaster.

The amusement park in Santa Claus will open "Cheetah Chase" sometime in 2020.

"The ride features the first-ever head-to-head dueling zone on a water coaster, as well as two other RallyPOINTS™ where rafts will synchronize with one another," according to manufacturer, ProSlide. "Each side also features two FlyingSAUCER® elements—which create “a faster and tighter ride with stronger g-forces,” as well as “maximum curving speed and centrifugal force,”

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The ride will allow you to experience the water-powered flat launch before racing against family and friends to the finish line.

The ride will also feature the first-ever head-to-head dueling zone on a water coaster.

“Cheetah Chase is the perfect thrill ride for families. The three-person rafts allow families to race face-to-face, and the launch is the first of its kind,” says Holiday World’s president, Matt Eckert. “There’s nothing like this out there.”

Cheetah Chase, the world's first full-circuit racing water coaster, will travel at 30 feet per second and will have the tallest rocket blast section in the world at 27 feet tall.

The ride will be a $7 million investment for the park.

"Cheetah Chase" is expected to open in the spring or early summer of 2020.

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