10 Jun, 2019 @ 19:00
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World’s longest water slide opens in Benidorm

THE longest water slide in the world has just opened on the Costa Blanca.

The Cyclon at Aqualandia, in Benidorm, is 200 metres long and starts at the same height as a 12-storey building.

The slide is so big that it must be ridden on a toboggan along with three other riders.

HOW LONG WILL I SLIDE?: The Cyclon, right, accompanies the highest slide in the world, the VERTI-GO, left

After a helter skelter of twists and turns, the 60 km/h plummet culminates in a massive vortex 20 metres wide that offers a feeling a ‘zero gravity’.

Aqualandia opened its doors in 1985 and is a European waterpark leader.

The park’s 33-metre tall VERTI-GO slide is also the highest in the world, and brave sliders can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h.

The tourist season started on May 25 and day tickets start at special-offer prices of €20 per person.

Joshua Parfitt

Joshua James Parfitt is the Costa Blanca correspondent for the Olive Press. He holds a gold-standard NCTJ in multimedia journalism from the award-winning News Associates in Twickenham. His work has been published in the Sunday Times, Esquire, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Sun on Sunday, the Mirror, among others. He has appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss devastating flooding in Spain, as well as making appearances on BBC and LBC radio stations.

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