Center Parcs to unveil two new thrilling water rides at Longleat Forest this summer

  • The Subtropical Swimming Paradise at Center Parcs, Longleat Forest is to open two new water rides, Tropical Cyclone and Typhoon as well as a family water play area and a toddler pool
  •  Tropical Cyclone is the largest ride in Europe to boast stunning AV interactive technology
  • All new additions will be open to guests this summer

This summer, Center Parcs is launching two new innovative rides as part of Longleat Forest’s revamped Subtropical Swimming Paradise.

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The highly-anticipated adrenaline-fuelled waterslide additions, named Tropical Cyclone and Typhoon, both feature thrilling light and sound experiences, offering immersive nature-inspired themes for the rider to select ahead of a truly bespoke experience.

Tropical Cyclone

The colossal Tropical Cyclone is the largest interactive four-person raft ride in Europe. The unique ride features a cyclone with a spectacular diameter of 15 metres, which is the perfect canvas for the projections, lights and sounds displayed from the innovative AV technology. Riders will be given the chance to choose from themes such as the forest, nature, jungles and waterfalls before heading into the exhilarating ride.

Lasting an unforgettable 45-60 seconds and boasting a top speed of 40km/h, the ride offers 142 metres of twists, turns and sways with the giant cone drop tipping riders at an angle that gives riders a zero-gravity experience for a second before propelling them down the tube to a splash pool.

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Thrills and spills don’t stop at the Tropical Cyclone, the Typhoon also offers an exciting light and sound experience which is sure to delight.

A single or two-person ride, Typhoon whips riders through tubes and cones for up to a minute of drops and swings, reaching a top speed of 40km/h along its 140-metre length – giving the rider a truly multi-sensory experience which will make the Typhoon an unforgettable ride to try.

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There are also two new areas included in the Subtropical Swimming Paradise revamp – a family water play area and a toddler pool. These new areas will see families whizzing down brightly lit tubes, spraying each other with spouts and having fun in the water from the hidden giant tipping buckets, amongst much, much more.

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise is the most popular place at all Center Parcs villages for families to spend a day of their break, with more than 90% of guests visiting the water wonderland to enjoy slides, a wave pool, Wild Water Rapids and toddler water play areas.

Colin Whaley, Marketing Director at Center Parcs, said:

“We are always looking at ways to keep building on the great family experience we offer guests and are very proud of the new features that will soon be coming to the Longleat Forest Subtropical Swimming Paradise. We’ve really pushed the boundaries of what is possible with water rides with the launch of Tropical Cyclone and Typhoon at Longleat Forest, so that families can enjoy something unique and exciting. We hope that these additions will thrill families and play a big part in their adventures together.”

The Subtropical Swimming Paradise additions will open at Center Parcs Longleat Forest this summer.

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