Funplex Mount Laurel waterpark doubles in size
The Funplex Mount Laurel in New Jersey is set to add new area Splash Island, opening May, 2021, doubling the current size of The Funplex’s water park. The project will add five new slides, a relaxation pool, ten premium cabanas and twice the space for guests to socially distance. All slides are manufactured by WhiteWater and constructed by Air-Tech Systems Inc.
Standing 50 feet (15 m) tall, the new water slide tower will feature Manta Racer where four guests slide side-by-side down 290 feet (88 m) of multi-lane Mat Racer water slides. Riders experience a thrilling head-to-head competition over a series of bumps, accelerating riders towards the finish line. Manta Racer will deliver a zero gravity sensation for all ages and serve up to 150 riders per hour.
The centrepiece of Splash Island, Whipsplash, is a Boomerango water slide from WhiteWater. Designed to build rider anticipation, Whipsplash will deliver on the promise of excitement with big drops, near-vertical ascents, and a zero-gravity wall summit. Whipsplash’s imposing curved wall makes for amazing guest photos and an unforgettable experience. Built for riders of all ages, Whipsplash will deliver extreme G’s, a zero gravity sensation, and uncontrollable twists for two riders at a time. This headline slide will thrill up to 1,000 riders per hour.
“The addition of Splash Island to our Mount Laurel park offers guests of all ages the opportunity to splash and play on some pretty cool new slides,” said Funplex CEO Brian Williams. “Additionally, we are pleased that the size and scope of this expansion enhances our ability to socially distance our guests.
Parents can kick back and unwind in the Relaxation Pool while the kids splash around in Splash Island’s activity pool. The addition of ten new, premium cabanas will offer a high-end experience with hostess service and convenient access to all the new Splash Island attractions.
The Funplex Mount Laurel’s outdoor rides, including 2020’s newest ride, High Velocity, open for the 2021 season on April 2. The Funplex water park, Splashplex, and the all-new Splash Island open May 23.