Dark, steep drop. No safety restraints.
Height requirement: Riders under 42 inches must ride with someone 48" or taller.
Type: Tube Bowl Ride
It'll Bowl You Over
Riders first need to grab a tube and climb five stories up to the loading platform. The Cyclone can accommodate one- and two-person tubes. After the operator gives the all-clear sign, riders plunge down a steep, enclosed slide. Offering perhaps the longest, fastest, and steepest drop at Splash Lagoon, the ride elicits a steady stream of muffled screams. The tubes exit the enclosed slide and begin a highly banked curve near the top of the bowl.
In addition to suffering the sprays of water from armed folks on the tree house, riders may get a torrential downpour of water from the tipping bucket atop the water play structure. The bucket alternates between dumping its contents onto guests standing in front of the tree house and tipping in the opposite direction into The Cyclone's bowl.
The weight and distribution of the passengers in the tube affect the speed and intensity of the ride in the bowl. Even at its most intense, however, The Cyclone After a couple of revolutions, the tubes slow down, and jets of swirling water direct them to the exit hatch in the bowl's center. Riders may leave the bowl facing forwards, backwards, or sideways. A short drop sends the tubes into a splash pool. Riders have the option of leaving the ride or entering into the park's lazy river. The Cyclone is one of two bowl rides at Splash Lagoon. The park also features Hurricane Hole.