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Raging Waters is the name of three water theme parks located in Sacramento, San Dimas, and San Jose, California, USA. They are the largest water parks in the state of California.[citation needed] The three parks are owned by Palace Entertainment but each contains different attractions. The three parks are generally closed during the winter months.

There are also parks named Raging Waters in Wildwood, New Jersey (at Morey's Piers) and Salt Lake City, Utah, but only the three California Raging Waters parks are owned by Palace Entertainment.

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Raging Waters San Jose

The Raging Waters San Jose amusement park is located in Lake Cunningham Park in East San Jose, adjacent to Capitol Expressway, Eastridge Mall, Eastridge Transit Center and Reid-Hillview Airport.

Raging Waters Sacramento

Raging Waters Sacramento water park is located at Cal Expo and was formerly known as Six Flags Waterworld.

Raging Waters San Dimas

The Raging Waters San Dimas is located off the 57 freeway between the Interstate 10 and Interstate 210 freeways. It is Southern California's largest water park. Wild Rivers in Irvine, Soak City in Buena Park, and Hurricane Harbor in Valencia all feature fewer attractions.

Attractions

Section of Raging Waters in Salt Lake City.
Lazy River
The Lazy River is a quarter-mile long, 3-foot (0.91 m) deep, Tropical River that runs through a section of the park. Riders sit in rafts as the current pulls them around the river route.

Dark Hole: The Dark Hole is a system of two fiberglass tunnels with a total drop of. Riders sit in a two person raft speeding through the total darkness of the long flumes, the first of its kind in the country. Going at a speed rate of 26 miles per hour.

DropOut
DropOut is a seven-story water slide, one of the tallest slides in the country[citation needed]. Riders plunge at a near free fall, reaching speeds close to 96 miles per hour. Some riders will actually lift off the slide when coming down.There have been 21 past injuries and 1 death.[citation needed] All injuries were all small yet all caused ride to shut off for nearly 4 hours. The one death occurred from a 14 year old boy who fell in the middle of ride.
High Extreme
High Extreme is the largest two person raft ride in the nation[citation needed]. Standing at 10-stories, High Extreme sends riders through 600-foot (180 m) flumes, reaching speeds of up to thirty-five miles per hour. This ride originally used a toboggan-like raft for single riders, however for many years thereafter only the two-person raft was used. As of 2006, the head-first toboggans are back and guests can now choose between the two. As of 2007 it has switched to head-first toboggans only and has done away with the double tubes for now. Going at a speed rate of 16 miles per hour.
Ragin' Racer
Riders race down the eight-lane slide on head-first toboggan mats similar to those used on High Extreme. At eight lanes and over 200 feet (61 m) long, Ragin' Racer is the largest slide of its type in the country. Going up to 34 miles per hour.[citation needed].
Dragon's Den
This slide debuted in 2004, Dragon's Den is a two-rider tube ride that sends guests plummeting down a steep 42-foot (13 m) tunnel. Circling around a 35-foot (11 m) bowl 9-foot (2.7 m) until they fall though a secret tunnel at the bottom. Going 29 miles per hour
Wave Cove
The Wave Cove is one of Raging Water's oldest and most popular attractions[citation needed]. It is a million gallon pool with fan blades at the deep end, producing waves of up to three feet. Riders may be in the pool with or without an inner tube.
FlowRider
FlowRider is one of the newest attractions in the park, debuting in 2007. Riders ride on a boogie board on a jet-made continuous wave that moves 36,000 gallons of water per minute. Riders may perform tricks and other stunts at their own discretion. Although similar rides can be found throughout the US, FlowRider is the first of its kind here at Raging Waters.
Neptune's Fury
Neptune's Fury is a closed tube ride in which 3 or 4 people sit together. It is dark inside to cause disorientation. This 600-foot (180 m)-long wild ride plunges the raft into total darkness through a 108-inch (2,700 mm)-diameter tunnel and down a 60-foot (18 m) drop at 30 miles per hour.

Bermuda Triangle: Bermuda Triangle consists of 3 fiberglass tubes. One plunging you at a vertical angle. One of the top 10 fastest slide of its kind in the U.S. Going at a speed rate of 50 miles per hour.

Vortex: Vortex is a spiral tube slide. Twisting you at 360 degree angles. Sometimes decreasing your oxygen because of its limited diameter. Going at a speed rate of 33 miles per hour.

Splash Island Adventure
A tropical-themed collection of 75 activities – including four slides, water cannons, web crawl tunnels, spiral cargo nets and swinging bridges. Splash Island’s centerpiece is a 1,000-gallon bucket atop a five-story tower that tips hundreds of gallons of water over the whole attraction every few minutes.

In Popular Culture

  • The San Dimas Raging Waters was used in the production of the 2007 movie Norbit. The uniforms worn by the park's staff in the movie were identical to those worn by actual employees of the park.
  • The San Dimas park was also featured in the movie Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure as well as the town of San Dimas.
  • Raging Waters is always mentioned in The Steve Harvey Show, as being visited by the main characters, despite the fact that it takes place in Chicago, Illinois.[citation needed]
  • Raging Waters is mentioned in the 2008 comedy film " Drillbit Taylor" by one of the candidates for the boys' bodyguard.
  • Raging Waters is mentioned in Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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