Liquid Planet offers speed slides, zip lines, kids' camps
At far left is a look at Liquid Planet's new twin 40-foot Shooting Star speed slides. At left is part of the "sprayground" for the younger set not quite ready for the bigger slides. (Courtesy)
"They're 40 feet tall, and they're called vertical drop speed slides because you go straight down. They're designed for people that like to have the adrenaline pumping, and when you get up there and look down, it is scary," said Dumont. "Water Country has them, and they're called the Geronimos. We call them the Shooting Stars. You basically cross your arms and your legs and you can't even see where you're going at first, and before you know it you're at the end."
In addition, Liquid Planet has revamped its natural Caster Lake attraction, exchanging its inflatable rafts with more traditional wooden floats and slides.
The recent upgrades are only the beginning of what Dupont said he hopes is a bright future for Liquid Planet, which uses just 12 of its 125 acres.
"We have the only two (zip lines) that are side-by-side in the state," said Dumont. "They've been our most popular attraction since we opened them three years ago. People just love them."
"We basically themed each hole to a different planet, and it's all got different colors and carpeting, different obstacles," said Dumont. "It's just designed to be really, really fun and really colorful."
"We just signed a big contract with Hershey's," said Dumont. "They're going to be doing all our ice cream, so we're still going to have ice cream, but we're going to have a big dairy bar, so it will be even better than last year."
"If you sign up for one of the first three weeks of camp, your son or daughter gets a free season pass," said Dumont.
The park opening is determined by the weather. Call the office at 483-2200 if you have any concerns about the weather affecting your day.
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