Holiday World is beginning construction on a $9 million water coaster.
According to President Dan Cook, the ride will employ a new hydro-magnetic technology, giving riders a sense of defying gravity.
“It’s using hydro magnetic technology,” he said, “meaning magnets, to push a ride up hill, defying gravity. It’s truly a water coaster. You start out on a flat loading platform, then you get taken up on a conveyor belt, and you get tossed over a five story drop at a 45 degree angle, and you keep getting pushed up over hills and taken down hills, and pushed over hills…kinda defying physics.”
Named the Mammoth, the coaster will travel a third of a mile.
The ride is expected to open in May of 2012, and sit next to its sister water ride, the smaller Wildebeest.