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Amusement park to make splash with coaster

April 5, 2010

A southern Indiana amusement park in May will unveil what it touts as the world's longest water coaster. The $5.5 million Wildebeest ride will open May 14 at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. The ride will be a third of a mile long and use a conveyor system to take riders up a lift hill before dropping them 38 feet. The ride uses a magnetic field under the slide surface to move the toboggan-style rafts up hills. Park officials say the technology has been used in steel roller coasters in the past.
 

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