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Wild Wadi expansion plans revealed

Dubai's water park is set to grow in 2009 with the addition of Tantrum Alley and Behemoth Bowl.

Dubai’s popular family destination Wild Wadi Water Park is set for expansion with the addition of two new rides next year, luxury hotel group Jumeirah announced on Thursday.The first ride, called Tantrum Alley, will consist of two large sections of downhill waterslides and two tornadoes.

Guests seated on a four person tube will travel downhill to enter the first tornado where they slide back and forth several times, then circle around and around in the eye of the storm before exiting and hitting the second tornado, after which they splash out into the pool.

The second ride, named Behemoth Bowl, will consist of two sections of downhill waterslides and a looming 'bowl'.

Guests seated on a four person tube, will travel down to the bowl, where they will be hurtled into a spiralling spin and then dropped into the slide, ending with a splash in the pool.

“We remain committed to Jumeirah's promise to 'stay different' and offer our guests the latest wild rides that cannot be found anywhere else in the region," said Chris Perry, general manager of Wild Wadi Water Park.

Wild Wadi will close from January 22 until February 11 next year to prepare for the new rides, and is scheduled to re-open on February 12.

After that, the park plans to continue operating while Tantrum Alley and Behemoth Bowl are being constructed.

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