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Raging Waves Water Park Announces New Attraction

Feb 29, 2016 04:10PM ● By Steven Jack

Photo courtesy of the Raging Waves Facebook page

Raging Waves has announced it is bringing a massive new slide to the water park for the 2016 season. 

The Yorkville-area water park will be one of just three waterparks in the United States to have the popular ProSlide TornadoWAVE slide. Keeping with its Australian theme, Raging Waves has named it "Wonambi" after a pre-historic constrictor snake native to Australia. 


The ride promises to send a four-person raft into high speed, near-vertical, zero gravity moments where riders experience a feeling of weightlessness.

"Wonambi truly does take your breath away and it is one of the most dynamic and thrilling rides that a waterpark has to offer," said Randy Witt, Raging Waves co-owner.  "When it comes to offering thrills, Raging Waves leads the way in the Midwest."

Raging Waves is the only waterpark in the Midwest that has the TornadoWAVE. There are only 17 waterparks in the world that feature the ride. 

It debuted in 2014 and has won numerous industry awards including "best new ride in 2015" and "best European water slide" in 2014.  It was also featured on the Travel Channel's series "Xtreme Waterparks."

Raging Waves, a 45-acre, family-owned waterpark, opened in 2008.  Wonambi is the largest addition to the park since it opened. 

"Raging Waves is all about family and we love that families can enjoy the adrenaline rush of Wonambi together in the large rafts," said Dawn Witt, Raging Waves co-owner. "We offer families a safe, clean and affordable waterpark experience with a lot of thrills."

"Wonambi" debuts at Raging Waves on Memorial Day weekend, May 28.


Wonambi Video Courtesy of Raging Waves