DESCRIPTION: Bakuli (bah-COOL-ee) is a family water-park ride that will be located in Splashin’ Safari. Bakuli will be seven-stories tall; it combines a popular water-slide ride experience with the thrill of being dropped into a huge, colorful, high-banked bowl for the dizzying spiral ending. “Bakuli” is the Swahili word for bowl.
FEATURES: Once launched, “clover leaf” inner tubes9each containing up to four riders9slide in total darkness. The tunnel is nine feet in diameter and includes three sharp, sudden curves plus a steep “the bottom falls out” drop into Bakuli’s huge bowl. After spiraling around the six-story-wide, bright purple, green and yellow bowl, riders plunge into a final tunnel and finish in a splash pool, located in Bahari River’s center island.
HEIGHT: Bakuli is 73 feet tall.
WIDTH: The diameter of Bakuli’s enclosed slide is nine feet; the diameter of Bakuli’s “bowl” is 60 feet.
LENGTH: The length of Bakuli’s enclosed slide is 325 feet; Bakuli’s “bowl” measures 60 feet across.
RIDE TIME: Approximately 50 seconds from launch to splashdown.
INNER TUBES: 100 four-passenger “clover leaf” inner tubes.
CAPACITY: 600 Guests per hour.
SIZE: Bakuli will add one acre to Splashin’ Safari.
POOL DEPTH: The water depth of Bakuli’s splash pool will range from zero to three feet.
HEIGHT/WEIGHT LIMIT: Minimum height to ride with an adult is 42 inches; minimum height to ride without an adult is 48 inches. Riders’ maximum total weight must not exceed 600 pounds per 4-passenger inner tube; maximum 4 riders per inner tube, including no more than 2 adults; on this ride, an adult is 5’6″ or taller.
TRANSLATION: Bakuli means “bowl” in Swahili.
INVESTMENT: $1.6 million; part of the $4.5 million expansion project for 2007.
RIDE DESIGNER: ProSlide Technologies, Inc., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Werne, 812-937-5209; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Released: 9 September, 2006
Media contact: Paula Werne, email@example.com; 812-937-5209