The Wave, Coventry facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThe Wave
|Location||Coventry, West Midlands, England|
|Owner||Coventry City Council|
|Opened||21 October 2019|
|Water slides||6 water slides|
The Wave is an indoor water park situated in Coventry in the West Midlands, England. The water park currently holds the record for the largest wave pool in the UK, at a capacity of 20 million litres. The park also contains a lazy river, a splash zone and six slides of varying intensity.
The water park at The Wave opened on 21 October 2019, while the gym and the spa opened in July 2019. The building cost £36.7 million to build. The Wave has won an award from the World Waterpark Association.
A total of six slides are in operation at The Wave:
|The Cascade||A fully enclosed slide which utilises lighting effects.|
|The Crestar||A slide which has lighting effects like the Cascade, but features two fully lit open spaces along the ride. An inline tube slide.|
|The Cyclone||A slide which concludes with a bowl, which riders circle around through centrifugal force before leaving through a hole in the centre.|
|The Rapids||A water coaster family slide, and the longest of the six slides, at 174 metres long. An inline tube slide.|
|The Riptide||A half-pipe inline tube slide.|
|The Torrent||A speed slide. This is the tallest and most intense slide in The Wave, and begins with riders plunging through a trap door from the highest point in the park.|
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