New slides open at Carowinds waterpark

Two new water slides opened Friday in Boomerang Bay, Carowinds’ waterpark.

The new slides stand more than 4 stories high and more than 600 feet at the popular water park.

Surfer’s Swell travels 263 feet, with riders plunging through a tunnel then swooping up onto an angled wall that mimics the sensation of catching an ocean wave. Guests then enter a final tunnel for a splash-landing into a pool.

Dorsal Fin Drop takes riders on a whirling adventure in a curved tunnel that blasts them into a bowl. Like a shark circling its prey, guests spin and swirl before sliding into the corkscrew exit.

The slides are the first phase of a multiyear, multimillion dollar capital investment plan at the park initiated by its parent company, Cedar Fair.

Boomerang Bay now offers two wave pools, 13 waterslides, and 2 kiddie splash pools with more than 2 million gallons of water.

Guests will need to stand 4 feet tall in bare feet in order to ride on a single inner tube.