- Raging Waters
Raging Waters is the name of three
water theme parks located in Sacramento, San Dimas, and San Jose, California, USA. They are the largest water parks in the state of California.Fact|date=August 2007 The three parks are owned by Palace Entertainment. The three parks are generally closed during the winter months. Each of the three parks contains different attractions.
There are also parks named Raging Waters in
Wildwood, New Jersey(at Morey's Piers) and Salt Lake City, Utah, but only the three California Raging Waters parks are owned by Palace Entertainment.
Raging Waters San Jose
Raging Waters Sacramento
Raging Waters Sacramento water park is located at
Cal Expoand was formerly known as Six Flags Waterworld.
Raging Waters San Dimas
The Raging Waters San Dimas is located off the 57 freeway between the Interstate 10 and Interstate 210 freeways. It is Southern California's largest water park.
Wild Riversin Irvine, Soak City in Buena Park, and Hurricane Harborin Valencia all feature fewer attractions.
;Amazon Adventure: The Amazon Adventure is a quarter-mile long, convert|3|ft|m|sing=on deep, Tropical River that runs through a section of the park. Riders simply sit in rafts as the current pulls them around the river route. This attraction is where most people go to relax and drift along after exploring the more fast-paced thrill rides the park has to offer.
;The Dark Hole: The Dark Hole is a system of two fiberglass tunnels with a total drop of convert|52|ft|m. Riders sit in a two person raft speeding through the total darkness of the convert|500|ft|m|sing=on long flumes, the first of its kind in the country.
;DropOut: DropOut is a seven-story water slide, one of the tallest slides in the country. Riders plunge at a near free fall, reaching speeds close to forty miles per hour. Some riders will actually lift off the slide when coming down.There has been only 21 past injuries and 1 death. All injuries were all small yet all 21 caused ride to shut off for nearly 4 hours. The one death occurred from a 14 year old boy who fell in the middle of ride.
;High Extreme: High Extreme is the largest two person raft ride in the nation. Standing at a towering 10-stories, High Extreme sends riders through convert|600|ft|m|sing=on flumes, reaching speeds of up to thirty-five miles per hour. This ride originally used a
toboggan-like raft for single riders, however for many years thereafter only the two-person raft was used. As of 2006, the head-first toboggans are back and guests can now choose between the two. As of 2007 it has switched to head-first toboggans only and has done away with the double tubes for now.
;Ragin' Racer: Ragin' Racer is the one of newer attractions at Raging Waters, debuting in the 2006 season. Riders race down the eight-lane slide on head-first toboggan mats similar to those used on High Extreme. At eight lanes and over convert|200|ft|m long, Ragin' Racer is the largest slide of its type in the country.
;Dragon's Den: This slide debuted in 2004, Dragon's Den is a two-rider tube ride that sends guests plummeting down a steep convert|42|ft|m|sing=on tunnel. Circling around a convert|35|ft|m|sing=on bowl, a convert|9|ft|m|sing=on mist-breathing dragon over watches the guests until they fall though a secret tunnel at the bottom.
;Wave Cove: The Wave Cove is one of Raging Water's oldest and most popular attractions. It is a million gallon pool with fan blades at the deep end, producing waves of up to three feet. Riders may be in the pool with or without an inner tube. Once only available through rental (discontinued in the park's 2006 season), tubes are freely available in the pool.
;FlowRider: FlowRider is one of the newest attractions in the park, debuting in 2007. Riders ride on a boogie board on a jet-made continuous wave that moves 36,000 gallons of water per minute. Riders may perform tricks and other stunts at their own discretion. Although similar rides can be found throughout the US, FlowRider is the first of its kind here at Raging Waters.
;Neptune's Fury: Neptune's Fury is a closed tube ride in which 3 or 4 people sit together. It is dark inside while you go really fast not knowing where you're going. It lets you experience the wrath of Neptune, ancient god of the seas, as he controls the raging waters of the world. This convert|600|ft|m|sing=on-long wild ride plunges the raft into total darkness through a convert|108|in|mm|sing=on-diameter tunnel and down a convert|60|ft|m|sing=on drop at 30 miles per hour. If that doesn’t get your heart pumping, the fury of the thousands of gallons of water pushing you through the enclosed rapids will.
;Splash Island Adventure: A tropical-themed adventure for families which features 12 levels and 75 activities – including four slides, water cannons, web crawl tunnels, spiral cargo nets and swinging bridges. Splash Island’s centerpiece is a 1,000-gallon bucket atop a five-story tower that tips hundreds of gallons of water over the whole attraction every few minutes.
In Popular Culture
*The San Dimas Raging Waters was used in the production of the 2007 movie "
Norbit". The uniforms worn by the park's staff in the movie were identical to those worn by actual employees of the park.
*The San Dimas park was also featured in the movie "
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" as well as the town of San Dimas.
*Raging Waters is always mentioned in "
The Steve Harvey Show", as being visited by the main characters, despite the fact that it takes place in Chicago, Illinois.Fact|date=April 2008
*Raging Waters is mentioned in the 2008 comedy film "
Drillbit Taylor" by one of the candidates for the boys' bodyguard.
* [http://www.ragingwaters.com Raging Waters]
* [http://www.ragingwatersutah.com Raging Waters in Utah]
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