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Dare to face Poseidon’s Peril at Coral Reef Waterworld

Poseidon's Peril in place at Coral Reef Waterworld

The fourth of 5 waterslide names has been revealed for the new Coral Reef Waterworld.

Poseidon’s Peril will cast adrift even the bravest of riders on an epic adventure, sending them on a choppy descent towards the ocean floor, as they are drawn into the abyss of the slide’s iconic super crater.

The slide will allow shipmates to experience the wrath of Poseidon together on an inflatable 2 person raft, but riders must sail carefully to navigate the stormy waters ahead.

The slide will be customisable so riders can choose their experience before they set off. Heading down the slide, 20 individual light rings will change colour and rotate, giving the rider the sensation of swirling and increasing speed. Different twinkle effects and colours will also run in a random pattern.

Inside the super crater, the riders chosen theme will be projected all around them, with accompanying lights and sounds.

A camera will take an action picture of the adventure, which will be displayed on a 42” screen at the end of the slide. Riders will have the option to email their photo to themselves so they can share their experience with friends on social media.

Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection said:

Poseidon’s Peril will be a unique experience and is easily recognisable with its huge purple and pink super crater. However, don’t let the colour fool you, this ride is not for the faint hearted and our younger riders will have to be 8 years old before they can take to a raft.

There will be a number of themes available for riders to select, such as formula one racing, dinosaurs or sharks, to something more serene, like a beautiful coral reef. We will have the ability to refresh the options available, so this ride will never be a sinking ship.

Visitors are going to love seeing their photo at the end of their ride and being able to email themselves a memento of their day.

Poseidon’s Peril will join Storm Chaser, Aqua Splash and The Cannon when Coral Reef re-opens in September. Details of the final waterside will be revealed shortly.

To keep up-to-date with construction progress and opening news, visit our Coral Reef webpage or find Coral Reef on Facebook.