By Louise Birchall
Replacement for world famous Jumeirah Sceirah to open at Dubai waterpark next month
Jumeirah will launch a new thrill ride at Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai on September 4.
The new 'Jumeirah Sceirah' is being built on the site of the previous Jumeirah Sceirah, a slide, which was dismantled recently.
Jumeirah has described the new ride as "wilder and scarier" than the old one.
A video was released on YouTube to commemorate the loss of the old ride, with the park’s general manager Chris Perry descending 80km/h down the 33 metre slide for the last time.
In July, it was reported that Wild Wadi was the world's fastest-growing water park in 2011, according to the new Global Attractions Attendance Report from Themed Entertainment Association.
Overall, the water park was named as the 13th most attended water park in the world with 890,000 visitors, behind Aquaventure at Atlantis The Palm Dubai at number eight with 1.2 million visitors.
These were the only two parks in the Middle East to make it onto the world’s top 20 water parks 2011 ranking.
Wild Wadi was also ranked as third fastest growing of all of the water parks and theme parks listed, which included separate top 20 lists for Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.
In 2011, Wild Wadi Waterpark opened two new rides – Burj Surj and Tantrum Alley.
Is the water for this ride recycled? What's the evaporation rate?
Seems like an excessive waste of water for someone's amusement.
I know, I know. When you see the country I'm from you'll ask,
"Who are you to talk about waste?"
Be assured, I don't approve of the wasteful society I live in and do whatever little thing I can to make it less wasteful. I just hate to see so-called "Western lifestyle" infect other countries.
I hope the new ride is not by Whitewaterwest of Canada otherwise the back of the sliders would be scratched as it used of happen in the slide shown in the picture.