A water coaster
is a water slide that mimics a
roller coaster by providing not only descents, but ascents as well.
This is done with high-speed conveyor belts or water jets.
Manufacturers of water coasters include NBGS International
, whose Master Blasters
use water jets; and ProSlide
ProSlide Rockets use conveyor belts, or, more recently, linear induction motors
to move riders uphill.
longest water coaster in the United States is the Black Anaconda at
Noah's Ark Waterpark in
Wisconsin, which is 0.25 miles long. The U.S.'s largest
indoor one belongs to Chula Vista
Resort, also in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Opening in May 2010, Holiday World
& Splashin' Safari will take the title of "Longest Water Coaster" from
Noah's Ark when they open Wildebeest.