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Six Flags St. Louis Opens New Bonzai Pipeline

Looping water slide is the Xtreme plunge for couples exchanging wedding vows

EUREKA, MO – May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Six Flags St. Louis debuted the new Bonzai Pipeline water slide today with the help of four couples who took the Xtreme plunge by riding the park’s first looping body slide to feature dual launching capsules, while exchanging their wedding vows. The Bonzai Pipeline water slide is located in Hurricane Harbor, Missouri’s only free water park with theme park admission.

Bonzai Pipeline is the ultimate wipeout experience featuring twin, looping slides and the Proslide Skybox launching capsule. Once guests reach the top of the 6-story structure they step into one of two capsules. After the capsule doors are closed, the floor drops out beneath riders sending them free-falling down the 290-ft. slide at up to 40 mph. Before reaching the bottom, riders will surf through a 360° “super loop” in Bonzai Pipeline’s clear tubes which allows spectators below to follow all the high-speed action.

“Hurricane Harbor offers a great variety of water attractions,” said Dave Roemer, Six Flags St. Louis park president. “Bonzai Pipeline will be the most intense water ride by far with the suspense of being launched from the capsules and traveling through the enclosed, looping tubes. We promised our guests an Xtreme experience and Bonzai Pipeline delivers.”

The four couples who took their wedding vows were winners of a local contest. Each couple exchanged vows at the top of the structure and was pronounced husband and wife as they splashed down at the end of the slide. Bonzai Pipeline is manufactured by Proslide Technology, Inc.

Bonzai Pipeline is the latest addition to the park’s exciting new offerings for 2012. Earlier in May, Six Flags St. Louis put a new twist on one of its most popular roller coasters as guests now launch backward and experience the entire ride in reverse. Also new this season, several in-park shows; a Coca-Cola Freestyle™ Room where guests can mix their own drinks/sodas from over 120 flavors; and the new Season Dining Pass which offers guests two meals each time they visit the park for unlimited visits.

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On the new Bonzai Pipeline at Six Flags St. Louis/Hurricane Harbor guests step into a capsule where the floor drops out and sends riders down a 290-ft. enclosed, looping body slide at up to 40 mph.
On the new Bonzai Pipeline at Six Flags St. Louis/Hurricane Harbor guests step into a capsule where the floor drops out and sends riders down a 290-ft. enclosed, looping body slide at up to 40 mph.
Riders are dropped from launching capsules on the new Bonzai Pipeline at Six Flags St. Louis/Hurricane Harbor before surfing through the 290-ft. side looping tubes at up to 40 mph.
Riders are dropped from launching capsules on the new Bonzai Pipeline at Six Flags St. Louis/Hurricane Harbor before surfing through the 290-ft. side looping tubes at up to 40 mph.
As the floor drops out beneath riders on the new Bonzai Pipeline at Six Flags St. Louis/Hurricane Harbor, they descend  into a 290-ft. side looping body slide and race to the bottom at up to 40 mph.
As the floor drops out beneath riders on the new Bonzai Pipeline at Six Flags St. Louis/Hurricane Harbor, they descend into a 290-ft. side looping body slide and race to the bottom at up to 40 mph.
Couple prepares to take the plunge on Bonzai Pipeline at Six Flags St. Louis/Hurricane Harbor after exchanging wedding vows.
Couple prepares to take the plunge on Bonzai Pipeline at Six Flags St. Louis/Hurricane Harbor after exchanging wedding vows.

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New Bonzai Pipeline Looping Water Slide Opens at Six Flags St. Louis/Hurricane Harbor

Couples Take the Xtreme Plunge and Exchange Wedding Vows on New Bonzai Pipeline Water Slide at Six Flags St. Louis/Hurricane Harbor

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