Behold the “SlideWheel,” a spinning 360° water slide that was initially thought up by a 6-year-old boy from Switzerland in 2012. The ride itself was built by wiegand.maelzer GmbH, a German ride manufacturer.
From Rainer Maelzer, co-founder of wiegand.maelzer GmbH:
Believe it or not, the ride was inspired by a six-year old boy from Switzerland back in 2012. He had a vision of a rotating waterslide, we patented that idea and have kept ourselves busy developing it ever since. A small body slide with a total height of approximately 10 meters has evolved into a 24-meter-high monster attraction weighing 130 tons and capable of bringing joy to 12 people at once.
Check it out in action below:
A unique hybrid of family raft ride and rotating Ferris Wheel, the first prototype Slidewheel from German manufacturer wiegand.maelzer GmbH was recently successfully tested in Europe.