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Coming soon to Henderson: First-of-their-kind water slides

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A rendering of the Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas water park, which is scheduled to open in 2013.

A water park is coming to Henderson and bringing with it several first-of-its-kind slides. In all, the $23 million Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas near the Galleria at Sunset mall in Henderson will include 30 attractions. Here's a look at some of them:
    • A rendering of the Wild Surf attraction for the Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas water park.

      Wild Surf

      This water slide will be the first of its kind in the world, owners say.

      Rafts carrying four riders will drop 55 feet into the world’s largest man-made wave. Once inside, riders will splash through the crest of the wave, ride up one side, then ride back down. That will repeat several times before the ride ends.

    • Over a thousand gallons of water pour out of a giant bucket onto the grounds of a Utah Cowabunga water park. (Courtesy Photos)

      Cowabunga Splash

      This oversized water play structure will be one of the largest in the world, organizers say.

      It will feature six stories of bridges, tunnels and nets with hundreds of interactive water toys, including body slides.

      Two large buckets of water will sit on top of the structure and dump water on people below. One of the buckets holds 1,200 gallons and drops from 60 feet in the air.

    • A rendering of the Beach Blanket Banzai attraction for the Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas water park.

      Beach Blanket Banzai

      Ride this slide with family or friends.

      Large, circular rafts will be mechanically lifted to the top of a tower where up to four people at a time can board. They’ll float down 600 feet of twists and turns before reaching a splashdown finale.

    • A rendering of the Tube Slide Complex attraction for the Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas water park.

      Point Panic

      A pitch-black water slide … with a few lights.

      Along the way, riders will encounter lighting that makes it seem as if they are traveling faster.

    • A Volkswagen Beetle squirts water out in the foreground of the overview image of a Utah Cowabunga water park. (Courtesy Photos)

      Surf-a-Rama Wave Pool

      This giant pool with a 1960s drive-in movie theater theme will generate waves up to 4 feet tall. But the action will be calmer by the beach, making the attraction friendly for both children and adults.

      The 35,000-square-foot wave pool will be among the largest in Nevada, second only to Mandalay Bay’s.

    • A rendering of the Zuma Zooma attraction for the Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas water park.

      Zuma Zooma

      This attraction will drop riders from 73 feet in the air into a high-speed horizontal 360-degree loop. A trap door will fall from beneath their feet to get the fun started.

    • A rendering of the Tube Slide Complex attraction for the Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas water park.

      Good Vibrations

      This water slide will be the first of its kind in North America, owners say.

      Riders will enter two rebound chambers, which will send the inner tubes they are riding up and down the chamber walls.

    • Two girls float on their tubes in one of the pools at a Utah Cowabunga park. (Courtesy Photos)

      Cowabunga River

      Cool off and take a break from the thrills on this lazy river, which will send riders floating past giant surfboards, water features and a 1967 VW Bug.

    • A rendering of the Surfin USA attraction for the Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas water park.

      Surfin’ U.S.A.

      Six guests will race top to bottom and then up again on this attraction.

      Start face down at 55 feet, then drop an additional 15 feet below ground. Shoot back up, then splash across the finish line.

    • A water park goer races down a giant green slide at a Utah Cowabunga park. (Courtesy Photos)

      Rock-A-Hoola

      Ride single or double tubes down this 300-foot-long slide before entering a giant bowl. Complete several revolutions before exiting with a splash.

    • A little boy gets ready to go down a water slide at a Utah Cowabunga park. (Courtesy Photos)

      Cowabunga Kids Cove

      This children’s play area is designed for younger guests. Toddlers and children will be able to splash in a heated pool and ride slides scaled down to their size.

      Licensed lifeguards will be on duty at all times.

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