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Announcing the Three New Rides coming to Water Safari Resort this summer!

Announcing the Three New Rides coming to Water Safari Resort this summer!

OLD FORGE, NY… Construction is back under way and there will be many changes adding color to the hill at Enchanted Forest Water Safari in Old Forge, New York with the building of three new rides. The much-anticipated reveal of the three new rides at Enchanted Forest Water Safari for 2020 has arrived! The new rides are Mamba Strike, Serengeti Stampede, and Killermanjaro’s Revenge. Updates and construction progress can be followed on Social Media.

Serengeti Stampede – replaces Serengeti Surf Hill, a new 293 ft. long four-lane mat racer. The vision of this ride evokes the racing & playful nature of animals that stampede through the Serengeti, a vast land found in Africa. Riders on Serengeti Stampede must be a minimum of 42 inches tall. Currently there is no weight requirement.

Killermanjaro’s Revenge –Many guests were sad to see the legacy ride “Killermanjaro” go, so what better way than to come back bigger and better, while showcasing the original speed slide at Water Safari!  Killermanjaro’s Revenge is a 207 ft. long speed slide that drops guests through the floor into the slide and zooms them to the finish in one long drop. Minimum 48-inch height requirement with a maximum 300lb weight limit.

Mamba Strike – Is a 285 ft. enclosed body slide that loops around Serengeti Stampede after the trapdoor floor opens and drops guests onto the slide. Mamba Strike is named after a venomous snake that originated in Africa. Mamba Strike requirements are minimum 48-inch height with a maximum 300lb weight limit.

All three rides are made of fiberglass material replacing the legacy slides that were made from foam. The Mamba Strike and Killermanjaro’s Revenge use Skybox technology where the trapdoor floor unexpectedly opens and drops the riders onto the slide.  Located next to the Curse of the Silverback on the Water Safari Island, all three new rides will continue the safari theme that was established years ago with the inception of Water Safari in 1988. (All rides will be tested and commissioned before opening to confirm their rider requirements)

Katie Wojdyla, Vice President & Director of Marketing for Water Safari Resort said: “We’d like thank New York’s Empire State Development team and Governor Cuomo for providing the $500,000 grant opportunity to make our new ride project a reality. We would also like to thank the Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency for their assistance with the project. Their help grows our region’s tourism and continues to promote New York State forward.”

For many decades, beginning in the early 80’s and into today, Enchanted Forest Water Safari has paved the way in water park fun in New York State. The park was named the #4 water park in the country by Trip Advisors Travelers Choice Awards. “It’s our guests and team members that make this all possible, so a huge thank you to everyone!”, Wojdyla said. “Here at Water Safari Resort, we have a rich history of providing safe, clean, family fun in the Adirondacks. It is our mission and we are working hard to continue that tradition today!”

Enchanted Forest Water Safari is New York’s largest water theme park with more than 50 rides and attractions, including 32 water rides. The park also features classic amusement rides for all ages, fun food, exciting games, storybook characters, a family circus show and more.

The Water Park is part of Water Safari Resort, which also includes Water’s Edge Inn, Old Forge Camping Resort and Calypso’s Cove Family Fun Park. Past visitors to the park have expressed their experience with reviews on TripAdvisor: “Sparkling”, “Gem of the Adirondacks Park”, “You must visit!!”, “Where the fun never stops”, “Kids will love it!”

About Empire State Development

Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency. The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. With loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I LOVE NY” the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, visit and

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