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First aquatic roller coaster in North America inaugurated

Jul 11, 2016

POINTE-CALUMET, Canada - Super Aqua Club, in Point-Calumet, unveiled its brand new attraction today, called Tsunami, which will entertain thrill-seekers of all ages. This aquatic rollercoaster, exclusive to the park, is comparable to a giant slalom descent that lasts around two minutes.

Requiring an investment of 3.5 million dollars, this new attraction allows the Super Aqua Club to confirm its position as industry leader in the summer entertainment industry. Designed and manufactured by the Canadian company Proslide, the only other one in existence is a prototype at Siam Park in Spain. Therefore, Super Aqua Club holds exclusivity in North America for the time being, and had the Tsunami custom-designed for the park.

Shivers guaranteed!

The unique saucer shape of this high-speed attraction as well as its abrupt descent will provide visitors with a whole new level of aquatic ride experience! They can enjoy the ride onboard three-seat tubes which slide down dark tunnels at full speed until being launched into open areas shaped like saucers. Consisting of curves with different radiuses, this technology allows for faster sliding, more closed turns, and a greater gravitational force over more than 200 meters. This is a unique attraction in the world, as its technology is still being patented.

"It is with great pride that our team is celebrating the official opening of this new exclusive slide at Super Aqua Club today. We fell in love with Tsunami when we saw its prototype being tested in Spain in September 2015, and immediately started the process to obtain the rights to build one here in Quebec," explains Réjean Julien Proulx, CEO of Super Aqua Club. "The completion of this project, which is valued at $3.5 million, represents months of relentless work with our team. We are very eager to welcome our next visitors over this summer, who will now be able to come and experience the Tsunami!" Mr. Proulx concludes.

Super Aqua Club, specialists in aquatic fun!

Below is a brief overview of the main features of the park and new aspects this season:

• A long, sandy beach borders the site of this magnificent aquatic park, measuring more than 750 linear feet;

• Super Aqua Club has been open to the public since July 1985, and offers 45 slides and water games of all types to entertain water-lovers of all ages;

• A new Prestige section which can hold up to 10 people has been set up for the summer of 2016. This separate space offers a place to relax, with access to a private beach as well as a spa, shower, relaxation furniture, access to a BBQ, WIFI, an XBOX, and even more. This section must be reserved in advance;

• The park also offers a VIP section where families and small groups of friends can reserve one of the 10 pavilions which can hold up to 8 people each, and gives access to a separate area with relaxation furniture and the possibility of using all rented equipment, such as paddle boats, paddle boards, canoes, and kayaks, as well as beach access.

First aquatic roller coaster in North America inaugurated

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