Sandcastle to add a new water slide: Bombs Away
There will be a new way to cool off at Sandcastle next summer.
The West Homestead park announced it will next year debut Bombs Away, described as “a high altitude, looping free-fall body slide.”
The park said the slide will take riders up more than six-stories.
“Riders will enter the launch capsule, stand on the platform, and wait for it to suddenly vanish,” the park said in a statement. “Riders are sent free falling at 26 feet per second.”
#Project2020 is debunked. Bombs Away is our new slide for 2020! Towering over six stories high featuring a launch capsule, it'll be sure to blow you away!
— Sandcastle Waterpark (@Sandcastlepgh) August 12, 2019
“We’re excited to welcome Bombs Away to our existing collection of attractions that our guests have grown to love,” said Tom Radovic, general manager in a statement. “We’re certain this new experience will be an instant favorite!”
Bombs Away will be located adjacent the Park’s Lightning Express speed slide.
Sandcastle has 15 water slides, a wave pool, a lazy river and two children’s areas.
The park hinted at a new ride last week on social media.
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— Sandcastle Waterpark (@Sandcastlepgh) August 8, 2019
JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .