First Water Coaster: New Rocket Rapids Ride Being Installed at Quassy

Rocket Rapids, the new state-of-the-art water coaster at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, started to take shape this week at 2132 Middlebury Rd. Sections of the massive water raft ride were lifted into place by a crane so the construction crew could bolt the components into place.

MIDDLEBURY — Rocket Rapids, the new state-of-the-art water coaster at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark, recently started to take shape at 2132 Middlebury Rd. Sections of the massive water raft ride were lifted into place by a crane so the construction crew could bolt the components into place. The attraction will mark the 16th slide added at the property since the family-owned business dove into water attractions in 2003.

ProSlide Technology of Canada has provided all the slides in Splash Away Bay and Rocket Rapids will be the most unique as the rafts will be propelled uphill by water jets.

In addition, the two-person rafts will accelerate on high-banked turns,  patented ProSlide FlyingSAUCERs,  as riders traverse through the course of more than 600 feet.

Rocket Rapids will be the first water coaster installed in the state. Those seeking more information may visit www.quassy.com and follow Quassy on Facebook and Twitter. 

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