HISTORY MAKING WATERPARK EXPANSION ANNOUNCED
Beech Bend Park announced the largest water park expansion in park
history today. The multi-million dollar expansion includes Cyclone
Saucers, the FIRST EVER North American installation of ProSlide’s
FlyingSAUCER ride. This history-making, ground breaking water slide
will offer a very unique ride experience. Riders will fly around the
edge of three “flying saucers” at high speeds. At nearly 500 feet
long with a 55 foot elevation change, Cyclone Saucers is truly a
Joining Cyclone Saucers in 2016 are three more new iconic rides.
Tidal Wave positions riders face to face as they surge up a
thrilling wall and hang weightless before rocketing back down.
Riptide features an intense dark ride section, before plummeting
into two separate funnels. Polynesian Plunge drops riders from the
top of the slide tower into a swirling bowl. All four slides are
being custom designed for Beech Bend Park by ProSlide Technology,
Inc. The new rides are expected to open in June, 2016.
Beech Bend Park is a family owned park which employs approximately
300 people per season. The new expansion will increase those numbers
by approximately 25 people, which includes positions for life guards
and slide attendants. Beech Bend is also seeking a ride
mechanic/safety inspector supervisor, a food and beverage manager,
an aquatics manager, and a marketing manager. Beech Bend Park is
part of a large entertainment complex that includes Beech Bend
Raceway and Beech Bend Campground, and brings almost one million
visitors to the Bowling Green area each year.