Super slides taking shape

Sandcastle Water Park Blackpool
Sandcastle Water Park Blackpool
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THESE stunning new slides are soon to become Blackpool’s latest attraction – for visitors and residents alike.

The two slides have been under construction for a month – and are almost a month behind schedule due to the discovery of an unknown chamber under the forecourt of the South Promenade swimming venue.

Manager John Child can’t wait to see the rides open.

He said: “We’re really excited about them.

Unfortunately the opening has been slightly delayed but that is only due to the discovery of a chamber beneath the Promenade that wasn’t documented anywhere, and couldn’t be helped.

“We’ve already improved the family changing room and have bought a hoist for disabled visitors to help them.

“We have a lot of disabled visitors and they rent the entire pool out sometimes, so it’s nice to be able to give them something back.

“We’ll be making further improvements in that area in the future.”

The slides look disjointed at the moment due to the complex manner in which they are constructed.

Mr Child added: “It’s very specific the way we build the slides, to make sure that the crane can get into the places it needs to. We don’t build one slide and then the other – it’s both together, piece by piece.”

The two slides – Aztec Falls and Montazooma – will be accessed via a new launch pod already built on the roof of the building, taking riders on completely different experiences.

One shoots the rider into a massive bowl before spitting them out and back into the pool area, and the other is a mat ride.

The slide pieces were manufactured in a specialist factory in Canada before being shipped to Blackpool via Liverpool.