Whale's Tale plus Alpine Adventures equals zip and dip
By BARBARA LEECH
Special to the Union Leader | June 21. 2014 7:42PM
Get ready to splash. There is a water slide for everyone at The Whale's Tale Waterpark, Lincoln, from the thrill seeker to those who want to float on a lazy river, to children sized activity pools. (COURTESY)
Get ready to splash. There is a water slide for everyone at The Whale's Tale Waterpark, Lincoln, from the thrill seeker to those who want to float on a lazy river, to children sized activity pools. (Courtesy photo)
One day, twice the fun Alpine Adventures has merged with Whales Tale Water Park, both in Lincoln, to offer a full range of outdoor fun. The new Tree-top Family Tour has ziplines that are shorter in duration, are lower to the ground and opens this summer to all family members who weigh 50 pounds or more. Courtesy
At Whales Tale Waterpark, the state-of-the-art water thrill ride Poseidon's Voyage brought many new guests to the park in its debut season last year. Boyd said 2013 was a very successful season and the new slide is one of the reasons.
Basically, riders climb up to a tower to enter the water slide, which runs parallel to the water park's speed slides already in place.
For thrill seekers, the Eye of the Storm water ride takes guests head down a dark, enclosed tube at a 50-degree angle to be thrust into the light as they enter the "eye of the storm" at speeds of up to 35 mph into the pool below.
"We have something for everyone, and merging with Alpine Adventures allows us to offer even more fun and savings for families, which in turn makes the area a destination for summer vacations," Boyd said.