Monday, September 25, 2023

Virginia’s First Dueling Pipeline Now Open at Water Country

New Riptide Race at Water Country USA (Provided by Water Country USA)

WILLIAMSBURG — Water Country USA is splashing into summer with the newly-opened Riptide Race, which it is billing as the first dueling pipeline in Virginia.

The family-friendly water slide is the park’s tenth, complimenting relaxing areas to unwind that include Hubba Hubba Highway and Rock ‘n’ Roll Island, plus kid-friendly spaces like the Lil’ Surfers Splash Pad.

The park describes the new slide as an adrenaline-pumping water slide race that pits teams against each other in a splash to the finish line. Riders can challenge friends and family members to see which team feels the rush of victory.

Water Country USA says the dueling pipeline is fast-paced, as well as high-speed. It begins atop a 54-foot tower where visitors grab a two-person raft before racing through 520 feet of slide with low walls to keep an eye on the competition.

Water Country is now open daily through Sept. 4. For more information about the water park and its attractions, visit its official website.

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