Cool off with Dragster H20

Brace yourself for a high-speed race that ends with a splash.

Friday, April 27, 2012 4:56 AM

Cedar Point Press Release

Brace yourself for a high-speed race that ends with a splash.

Soak City’s newest slide, Dragster H2O, is a six-lane mat racer that sends riders through enclosed fiberglass tubes in a tight spiral that serpentine alongside each other, transitioning into a side-by-side racing configuration. Located in Soak City East, next to the first drop of Magnum XL200, it replaces two speed slides.

Friends compete for bragging rights, so there’s bound to be some close calls and boastful debates. Cedar Point fans chose the name, inspired by the park’s tallest, fastest coaster.

“The sensation of plunging headfirst and racing against friends down a six-lane slide is a new twist for splashing wet summer fun at Soak City,” said Rob Decker, Corporate Vice President of planning and design.

Dragster H20 has more capacity than any other slide in Soak City and can accommodate guests who are 42 inches tall, opening it up to more riders than most larger slides, said Jim Wolshuck, Cedar Point’s manager of waterparks.

“Cedar Point is an awfully large place, and it’s difficult to see it all in one day,” Wolshuck said. “Cooling off in the afternoon after walking around the hot midway is a great way to break up your day.”

Dragster H20 will be ready when Soak City opens for the season on May 26.


  • Guests grab a specially-designed foam racing mat and climb the slide tower
  • Six guests line up at the top of the slide tube to race one another
  • The race begins by sliding down the tube when the signal light turns green
  • Enclosed flume sections at the top help build up speed and add to the racing thrill when the guest pops out into the open flume drop section
  • The winner of the race crosses a finish line and all six lanes splash into long flume sections that slow racers to a stop
  • The mat racer style ride has strong visual and spectator appeal will keep guests coming back, again and again

Facts & Figures

  • Height: 45 feet tall slide; 60 feet including tower
  • Lane length: 350 feet
  • Lane Width: 2 feet
  • Capacity Per Hour: 150 riders per lane
  • Speed: Starts slow at 10 mph, then accelerates to nearly 30 mph.
  • Hydro power: Uses a high-quality filtration system that delivers 400 gallons per minute to each slide.
  • Manufacturer: Whitewater West Industries Ltd., the world’s largest provider of water park attractions.. Whitewater has supplied several other attractions for Cedar Point, including the Zoom Flume and Splash Zone attractions. The fiberglass is made using a special manufacturing process that results in a smooth surface on both sides of the slide.
  • Height requirement: Must be 42 inches to ride.

Cedar Point opens for the summer on Saturday, May 12 and will be open daily through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012 and Friday through Sunday through Oct. 28. Soak City opens May 26. For more details and additional information about Cedar Point, please visit the new or call the park’s general information line at 419-627-2350.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 1:52 PM
99er's avatar

How does Marketing let a press release go out with the wrong name of one of their own managers? It should read John Wolshuck, not Jim.

Remember, if you're arguing on the internet, you've already lost.

YouTube | Twitter | Instagram

Saturday, April 28, 2012 2:41 PM
KevinL332's avatar

wait this replaced the speed slides? the two body slides with the sharp drops? I loved thoes slides they were my fav at Soak City. I would rather have thoes than the mat racer personally.

Halloweekends Screamster!
Fear Faire 2010-2011

Saturday, April 28, 2012 2:46 PM
Kevinj's avatar

I agree. The speed slides were the only slides worth my time at Soak City. I welcome the addition, but cannot understand why they chose to remove these.

Then again, I had no plans to revisit SC in the near future.

Last edited by Kevinj, Saturday, April 28, 2012 2:46 PM

Promoter of fog.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 3:21 PM
Maverick00's avatar

What would be really nice is if they actually named the Water Slides. On the SC website there just called, "Water Slides".

Enjoy the rest of your day at America's Rockin' Roller Coast! Ride On!

Monday, April 30, 2012 1:08 PM
KevinL332's avatar

meh my trips to CP are uallasy 2 day ride and slide passes. except for the fall when I work there.. Takeing a break/nap on the lazy river midway through the day is the way to do it. and yes I have actually fallen asleep on one of thoes rafts. woke up when my head smashed againest the concret edge.

Last edited by KevinL332, Monday, April 30, 2012 4:16 PM

Halloweekends Screamster!
Fear Faire 2010-2011

Monday, April 30, 2012 2:46 PM
Your mom is to fat to ride TTD.'s avatar

^ I have done that too. A day to the water park is not complete untill I get a nap in. :)

Let's Get Weird.

Monday, April 30, 2012 5:23 PM
CDF's avatar

I feel asleep on the adventure lazy river course a couple years ago. Do not do this with family!! They will put you directly under one of the waterfalls.

Saturday, May 5, 2012 2:38 AM

I hated those speed slides. Then again I am not much of a water park person. Though I do like the Zoom Flume, the far slide of the orginal slides and the lazy rivers. The Wave Pool is OK but not something I would go out of my way to do.

Friday, May 25, 2012 11:52 AM
Tip's avatar

Best if the attendants stick with the plan of keeping this a race and start every lane simultaneously. It maximizes capacity and competition makes it more fun.

Not real crazy about the enclosed, curved tubes - lateral Gs are no match for the loads of air time you experience on open slides like Holiday World's mat racer.

Wishful thinking - when Soak City closes for the season, let's get some burlap mats and wax paper and remake... Sky Slide!

Just say no to trims


You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2020, POP World Media, LLC