* This story has been updated
A big, multi-coloured slide is set to open at Big Splash water park in Tsawwassen.
Park operators promise sliders on the so-called “Boomerango” will “cruise along then suddenly plunge six storeys at scream speed to be shot up a towering vertical wall then (boomerang) into an epic plummet at epic speeds.”
The new slide, billed as the largest in Western Canada, will open to the public this weekend, with the first 100 sliders on Saturday (July 21) to receive an official Big Splash Boomerang.
In celebration of the ride’s opening, the park will offer “an array of Boomerango-themed culinary options throughout the weekend, including Boomerango milkshakes and burgers, and Boomerango cocktails for adults,” according to operators. “The park will even be renaming the Big Splash Burger the “Boomerango Burger” for the weekend.”
Nothing was removed to make way for Boomerango, which is valued at around $1.5 million, according to park operators Executive Hotels and Resorts.
The seven-acre Big Splash park officially opened for the summer on June 23.
“It was important for us to introduce a number of thrilling new features that would make our park unforgettable,” stated park GM Harold Frederiks at the time. “From the Boomerango, to renovated slides and pools, we cannot wait for guests to come experience everything we have to offer this season.”
A free shuttle now transports guests to the park from River Rock Casino Resort/Bridgeport Skytrain station.
For the summer, Big Splash is open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Details are posted at bigsplashwaterpark.ca.
In Aldergrove, the new Otter Co-op Outdoor Experience is among features at Aldergrove Credit Union Community Centre, at 27032 Fraser Hwy. The slide park was opened on June 29.