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Grab an inner tube: We're going to Rapids

By: Rachel Leigh

Give the sprinkler a vacation, we're going to Rapids Water Park. With towering water slides made to accommodate multiple riders, a one quarter-mile lazy river, dancing fountains and a wave pool that produces six-foot high waves, there's always an exciting way to get wet!

From four water slides to 29, General Manager Brain Megraft can hardly believe how this park has exploded.

"I've worked here since day one... It has been the most awesome thing to grow with the park."

And their mission is still the same.

"We want to always be a family friendly water park - being on the cutting edge. When we put in a ride, it's going to be fast," says Megraft.

And families, you better hold on tight. "It's [water slide] not for the weak-hearted."

You don't need your sunscreen for this ride. "It's totally dark."

Bryan's describing the slide Black Thunder.

Many rides are made for multiple riders. Thankfully, Black Thunder is one.

My legs turned to Jell-o after riding Black Thunder, and the slide next door, Raging Rapids, was just as exciting. I then decided to take it easy in their Lazy River.

There's also sections just for the little ones, so they can have their very own thrill session.

Here's a fun fact: More than 1 million gallons of water is needed to run the 22-acre water world, and Rapids is not done growing. In fact, their next big attraction may not even be created yet.

So grab your swim gear and the kids. Rapids is open on weekends until October 14.

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