Magic Mountain Water Park

Magic Mountain Water Park (French: Parc aquatique Magic Mountain), also known as Magic Mountain or simply Magic, is a water park located in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. It is part of the Magnetic Hill tourist site. The park is the largest man made tourist attraction in Atlantic Canada. It requires more than 800,000 imperial gallons (3,600,000 L) of water to operate which is heated by propane heaters with a capacity of almost 7 million BTUs (7.4 gigajoules).


History

The park was created as an addition to the growing tourist site of Magnetic Hill, which already consisted of the hill itself, and the Magnetic Hill Zoo. Construction on the park commenced on August 12, 1986 and through the efforts of more than 600 construction workers it was completed in less than a year, opening on June 26, 1987. In 1999 the park came under new ownership and since then several improvements have been made to the park. A children's "Splash pad", two new children's slides and two new body slides named "Pipeline" and "Sidewinder" were constructed. Other developments include:


  • 2002 - the Tornado tube slide opened.
  • 2005 - two new slides opened named Twist and Shout.
  • 2006 - the Pro Racer was added.
  • 2008 - an all new free-fall body slide replaced the old Kamikaze. Its name and height remains the same.
  • 2011 - The Torpedo opens - Canada's first skybox drop capsule will give riders an opportunity to experience a weightless sensation.
  • 2011 - The Turbo Tunnel opens - dark body slide that propels a 720 degree figure 8 ride.

Rides and attractions

  • The Tornado - A 400-foot (120 m) enclosed tube slide.
  • The Lazy River - A lazy river ride on which the rider sits in a tube and floats 1/4 of a mile (400 m) around a replica of a nineteenth century steamship.
  • The Giant Twister Slides - Three body slides for the less daring riders.
  • The Kamikaze - A speed slide that goes almost on a straight down drop. It is over 100 feet (30 metres) tall, sliders can reach speeds over 60 km/h (40 mph).
  • Pro Racer - A two-lane slide on which two people slide down at the same time on rubber mats.
  • Twist and Shout - Two new enclosed slides that offer thrilling "dark" ride experience.
  • Puddle Jumpers Pond - A small children's wading pool with Gizmo the Frog, Pinky the Whale, and Magic Mushroom.
  • The Wave pool - A large wave pool with waves 5 to 6 feet (1.8 metres) tall.
  • Pier 36 Mini Golf - 36 holes of mini golf.

Building Activity

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