SANTA CLAUS, IN
It’s hard to argue when people call Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari the water coaster capital of the world.
This weekend, the Santa Claus, Indiana theme park debuted another water coaster – Cheetah Chase. They’re calling this one the world’s first launched water coaster. You sit in a boat, and right when you leave the station, a water-powered system launches you up the first hill. I’m told the ride hits a top speed of 30 feet per second. If my math is correct, and please give me some grace with that, it comes out to about 20 miles per hour.