Learn about these and many other developments at parks throughout North America. The Slide Guide is arranged alphabetically by U.S. state. This page includes what's new for the 2012 season at selected parks in U.S. states from Alabama to New Mexico. The next page includes parks from New York to Wisconsin.
The park is dropping the Alabama Adventure name along with the coasters and all dry rides and is converting entirely to a water park. It is also introducing two new rides: the world's first AquaCourse, an obstacle course with water-based tests of skill that includes bridges, and zip lines, and Water Maze, a labyrinth that is booby-trapped with water gotchas.
ALASKAFind Alaska water parks
The park is getting another bowl ride. Riders in two-passenger rafts will drop 70 feet into an open bowl for some serious swishing action.
Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix
Wet 'n' Wild Jr.
The waterpark within a waterpark is geared for younger kids and will offer multiple attractions, including a river ride, Screamin' Streamers, the mini funnel ride, Tiny Typhoon, and the competitive slide, Banzai Racers.
ARKANSASFind Arkansas Water Parks
CALIFORNIARoseville Golfland Sunsplash
Another near-vertical loop slide with two tracks and twin launched capsules. (Double Dare, get it?)
COLORADOElitch Gardens Island Kingdom
The mini funnel ride will send passengers in 4-person tubes spiraling down an enclosed tube into a small funnel for some vortex action.
A new four-lane racing slide is coming to Splash Harbor water park (which is included in admission to Lake Compounce).
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DELAWAREFind Delaware Water Parks
FLORIDAWet 'n Wild Florida
New Kids Park
A huge sandcastle-themed interactive water play center with soakers, bridges, slides, and more is on the way.
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IDAHOFind Idaho Water Parks
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Santa Claus, Indiana
Lavishing more attention on Splashin' Safari, its sprawling water park, Holiday World will introduce the world's longest water coaster. (By the way, the world's second longest water coaster, Wildebeest, is also at Holiday World.)
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IOWAAdventureland Adventure Bay
Altoona (near Des Moines)
New wave pool. Also attractions for younger kids.
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KANSASSchlitterbahn Kansas City
Kansas City, Kansas
Six new rides featuring Boogie Bahn
The surfing ride, Boogie Bahn, debuts along with the two head-first mat slides, Twister and The Cyclone, King Kaw, a long lazy river, the Mighty Mo tube slide, the enclosed tube ride, Whirlwind.
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LOUISIANABlue Bayou at Dixie Landin'
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Continuing the AquaLoop trend, Dixie Landin' will get four(!) of the wacky water slides that deliver near-vertical loops.
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MAINEFuntown Splashtown U.S.A.
Six New Slides
Six new water slides will share a 60-foot tower. Two of the slides will feature launch capsules. One of the slides, which looks similar to an AquaLoop model, will offer what the park is calling a "flatline" loop.
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MINNESOTAFind Minnesota Water Parks
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MISSOURIHurricane Harbor at Six Flags St. Louis
An Aqua Loop water slide, with its near-vertical loop and launch capsule, will be thrilling riders at Six Flags.
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MONTANAFind Montana Water Parks
NEBRASKAFind Nebraska Water Parks
NEVADASplash Canyon Waterpark
It was supposed to open this year, but has been delayed until 2013. Read about the new park that is on the way.
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NEW HAMPSHIREWater Country
Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror
The thrill ride will send passengers aboard rafts into an enclosed, dark, winding tube and mini-funnel filled with effects.
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NEW JERSEYMorey's Piers
River Adventure and Wipeout Racer
Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis will be getting an action river and a mat racing slide.
Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Great Adventure
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NEW MEXICOFind New Mexico Water Parks
Next Page: The 2012 season water park Slide Guide continues with parks from New York to Wisconsin.