MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Crown Reef Resort is opening a new waterpark for guests in late Spring 2014 with two enclosed 38-foot-tall water slides, and the world's first hotel "Explosion" slide.
The two-person "Explosion" is 38 feet tall, 278 feet long, and will pump more than 2,500 gallons of water per minute. The one-person "Twister" is 38 feet tall, 302 feet long, and will pump 800 gallons of water per minute. The park will also feature an 8-foot-tall, 20-foot-long "Kiddie" slide.
According to a news release from the Crown Reef, all three will finish in an area that can be enclosed during the cooler months and left open during the warmer season.
"The 'Explosion' is a two-person serpentine-style ride with many left-to-right turns in 54-inch enclosed flumes," said Nik Paas of ProSlide Technology Inc. "There are tight radius, 360-degree turns where the fiberglass enlarges and explodes into a 72-inch diameter to provide a change of speed and direction and add an all-new experience to the ride."
In addition to the water slides, the new park will include a play area, and a pool bar and grill.
The 20-year-old Crown Reef offers 514 total accommodations, and us undergoing a $7.5 million renovation that began in the late Fall.