Water coasters such as Schlitterbahn’s Master Blaster (the original) have been running since 1994. These rides are water slide that travel both up and down, using magnets, conveyer belts, or strong water currents.
These slides are produced by either of the 2 large Canadian water park producers: Proslide and White Water West. Unfortunately, only two water coaster slides have opened west for the Rocky Mountains: Maximum Velocity at Wet n’ Wild in Phoenix, Arizona, and Master Blaster at Golfland Sunsplash in Roseville (Near Sacramento), California.
Wild Rivers Irvine is planning on making a new water coaster made by White Water West, and may also open a water coaster in their newly planned sister park in Temecula, California. In Garden Grove, about a mile from Disneyland, a newly planned indoor water park known as Great Wolf Lodge, plans to open as the as the Great Wolf Lodge’s chain largest park.
Although the park hasn’t released a full slide list yet, its newest park next to Kings Island in Ohio features a water coaster. The next possibility for a new water coaster in California would be at Sea World San Diego’s newly purchased Aquatica park which was formerly Knott’s Soak City in Chula Vista, California.
Other possibilities for new water coasters in California include Six Flags Magic Hurricane Harbor, whose sister park of the same name in Massachusetts has a water coaster, and Anahiem’s Golfland Sunsplash whose sister park in Roseville has a water park, but these are long shots.
The point is that water coasters are the greatest technology in waterslide engineering right now, and we need more here in California.