White Water Branson

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White Water Branson
White Water Branson logo.png
Slogan Beach Within Reach
Location Branson, Missouri, United States
Coordinates 36°38′38″N 93°17′58″W / 36.64396°N 93.29957°W / 36.64396; -93.29957Coordinates: 36°38′38″N 93°17′58″W / 36.64396°N 93.29957°W / 36.64396; -93.29957
Owner Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation
Opened 1980
Operating season May - September
Pools 2 pools
Water slides 16 water slides
Children's areas 2 children's areas
Website Official Website

White Water Branson is located in Branson, Missouri and is known by most in the area as just White Water. It features a wave pool, a series of tubular slides, a ProSlide mammoth family raft ride, and a slide deck featuring 2 speed slides and 4 "Racing Lanes".

History[edit]

When it opened in 1980, advertisements declared it to be a stunning "Beach Within Reach". It was advertised as a simulated beachside landing, featuring the very first wave pool, and public and private cabanas. The park has been expanded over the years to meet the thrill needs of the modern era.

Rides[edit]

Non Height Requirement Rides[edit]

These rides have no height requirement, although not always gentle.

  • SurfQuake Wave Pool - A large pool with tube slides for floating. Large waves are expelled every 15 minutes. Maximum depth is 8 ft (2.4 m). When wakes occur pool may be 12 ft (3.7 m) deep at most.
  • Aloha River (Formerly "Lazy River") - A large interactive pool, with a stream traveling up to 5 mph (8.0 km/h) while passengers float on provided inner tubes.
  • Ohana Falls (Formerly "Tropical Twister") - A ProSlide Mammoth style family ride.

Intense Rides[edit]

  • Pipeline Plunge (Formerly "Caribbean Plunge") - Two tube slides ending in a catch pool
  • Raging River Rapids - A series of intense tube slides. There are blue and white ones. They do not permit double inner tubes. Added in 2005
  • Kalani Towers - New in 2007, it is a four person ProSlide Racer (The Tower Racer), and a steep 70 degree drop freefall body slide (The Speed Slide). Also known as a ProSlide Pipeline.
  • Kapau Plummet-New for 2014,The tower is 40 feet tall. Its two three foot wide slides use 1000 gallons of water per minute, are each just over 240 feet long and transport riders at speeds up to 26 feet per second. The $1.7 million ride has a capacity of 360 riders per hour.The tubes are translucent.

Former Rides[edit]

  • White Lightning - A five story tall slide that was removed in 1988 to make way for Niagara Falls.
  • Niagara Falls - A five story tall family raft ride that was removed in 1991 to make way for Paradise Plunge.
  • Typhoon Tunnel - An enclosed tube slide that was removed in 2004 to make way for Raging River Rapids.
  • Hurricane Rapids - A raft adventure ride filled with hills and whirlpools that was removed in 2004 to make way for Raging River Rapids. Portions of it can still be seen today. It has been incorporated into the theme of Raging River Rapids.
  • Paradise Plunge - A five story tall slide with wavy slopes that was removed in 2006 to make way for Kalani Towers.
  • Bermuda Triangle - An enclosed flume body slide that zig-zags down the side of a hill which was removed in 2013 to make room for Kapau Plummet.

Attractions[edit]

  • Little Squirts Waterworks
  • RainTree Island
  • Splash Island
  • Sand Volleyball

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