Raging Waters is the name of three water theme parks located in Sacramento, San Dimas, and San Jose, California. They are the largest water parks in the state of California. The three parks are owned by Palace Entertainment but each contains different attractions. The three parks are generally closed during the winter months. There are also parks named Raging Waters in Wildwood, New Jersey, but only the three California Raging Waters parks are owned by Palace Entertainment.
Raging Waters San Jose
The Raging Waters San Jose amusement park is located in Lake Cunningham Park in East San Jose, adjacent to Capitol Expressway, Eastridge Mall, Eastridge Transit Center and Reid-Hillview Airport.
Raging Waters San Dimas
The Raging Waters San Dimas is located off the 57 freeway between the Interstate 10 and Interstate 210 freeways. It is the West Coast's largest water park. Soak City in Buena Park and Hurricane Harbor in Valencia all feature fewer attractions. The Raging Waters San Dimas ranked #3 nationally by the Travel Channel in its Top 10 ranking of US Water Parks.
The Amazon Adventure is a quarter-mile-long, 3-foot-deep (0.9 m), tropical river that runs through a section of the park. Riders sit in rafts as the current pulls them around the river route.
The Dark Hole is a system of two fiberglass tunnels with a total drop of fifty-two feet. Riders sit in a two person raft speeding through the total darkness of the long flumes, the first of its kind in the country. Riders travel at a speed of 26 miles per hour.
DropOut is a seven-story water slide, one of the tallest slides in the country. Riders plunge at a near free fall, reaching speeds close to 40 miles per hour. Some riders will actually lift off the slide when coming down.
High Extreme is the largest two person raft ride in the nation. Standing at 10-stories, High Extreme sends riders through 600-foot (180 m) flumes, reaching speeds of up to thirty-five miles per hour. This ride originally used a toboggan-like raft for single riders; however, for many years thereafter only the two-person raft was used. As of 2006, the head-first toboggans returned and guests could choose between the two. In 2007, use of the double tubes was again discontinued, in favor of the head-first toboggans.
Riders Race down the eight-lane slide on head-first toboggan mats similar to those used on High Extreme. At eight lanes and over 200 feet (61 m) long, Ragin' Racer is the largest slide of its type in the country. Going up to 34 miles per hour.