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Daily Post Journalist tests out new ride

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Daily Post reporter Ben Butler was one of the first to try out the new ride, here’s what he had to say:

“On your marks, get set, go… and I went hurtling down a spiralling tube flowing with water.

That thrilling experience came thanks to SolarSplash – a new solar-powered water ride at GreenWood Forest Park.

As I was taken to the ride by GreenWood Forest Park owner Stephen Bristow, my first challenge was to climb a 12-metre-high tower.

Sixty four steps later, I made it to the top of the tower where I had an incredible view of the whole of the park.

Firstly, I tried the hump-back chutes, where I was invited to hop into an inflatable boat big enough to carry two people.

After awaiting instruction from Brendan Brown, a member of GreenWood’s maintenance team, I was hurtled down the chute. It was all over in around five seconds and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Then I had a go on the spiralling tube, flowing with water, which again lasted a matter of seconds and saw me get a little splashed on the way down.

Once I finished the ride, I placed my inflatable boat back on a conveyor belt which transports the boats back up to the top of the tower.

The exhilarating ride is fully powered by solar energy – and the only thing I would say is, I wish it had lasted longer!”

Read the full article here.


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