Zoomarine theme park in Guia is preparing to open its latest thrill ride – a “fast-paced water slide” named Quetzal, which features two tracks for visitors to race down side-by-side.
“Inspired by the magnificent Latin American bird, the Quetzal is set to be the ultimate thrill ride for adrenaline lovers and water park enthusiasts alike,” says the theme park in a statement to the press.
Visitors will be able to compete with friends and family as they “plunge down the 178 metres of twisting and turning slides, reaching incredible speeds”, while the “surrounding tropical vegetation provides the perfect backdrop for an exhilarating adventure”.
The new ride was designed “in close collaboration with the world leading water park developers ProSlide Technology inc, Canada with the highest safety standards,” the theme park adds.
“ProSlide is very proud of our second collaboration with Zoomarine. This ride will bring a completely new, innovative and shared family experience attraction to Portugal that does not exist anywhere in the peninsula,” says Aaron Wilson, Proslide Vice President of Business Development – Europe.
“We worked closely with the Zoomarine team to design a ride that would respect and complement the beautiful landscape and topography of the park while also ensuring to deliver a fast-paced ride that would suit the high expectations of their visitors,” he adds.
Quetzal is the latest addition to a theme park that already features “zoological presentations conveying an important educational message, an aquarium, immersion habitats, 4D cinema, fun rides and a refreshing wave beach.”