The $9 million “Mammoth” is due to be unveiled in May 2012
The Wildebeest ride at Holiday World’s Splashin’ Safari water park in Santa Claus, Indiana, claimed the title of the world’s longest water coaster when it opened in 2010. But now it is preparing to turns the title over to the mighty Mammoth. When the $9 million Mammoth is unveiled in May 2012, it will be taller, longer and wider. Its round six-passenger boats will be 2.75 metres in diameter, flying up and down hills in the 4.6 metre-wide slide. That means the plunge along the world’s longest (535 metre) water slide will constantly be turning, facing forward, sideways or backwards. There are five tunnel sections, many twists and turns, and, of course, that rollercoaster feeling of being lifted off your seat. Mammoth will tower seven stories from highest to lowest point and cover more than two acres.