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New KI water slide complex to open Memorial Day weekend

(Photo provided by Kings Island) (Photo provided by Kings Island)
MASON, OH (FOX19) -

Construction on Tropical Plunge continues to progress in Soak City Waterpark at Kings Island. 

A complex towering nearly seven stories, Tropical Plunge features six different water slide experiences, park officials said in a prepared statement over the weekend.

Three of the slides will start with guests climbing inside an Aqua-Launch chamber where they will wait anxiously for the floor to drop out from underneath their feet, sending them into a high-speed, almost vertical free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume.

Tropical Plunge also features a slide that will send riders twisting and spiraling through an enclosed chute featuring four intense 360-degree loops across 449 feet of slide before they’re released out into a pool of water and dueling 337-foot long tube slides that zip riders through an enchanting series of drops and turns.

Kings Island will open for its 45th season April 16.

Tropical Plunge is set to make its debut May 28 when Soak City Waterpark opens for the summer.

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