There’s no better place to escape the stifling humidity of a Japanese summer than at a water-filled fun park. This year, families will be heading to Shibamasa World in Fukui Prefecture, the country’s largest theme park facing the Japan Sea, to try out a brand new ride the world has never seen before: the Monster Slider. Combining a variety of slide elements into one exciting experience, the Monster Slider starts with a gentle conveyor belt ramp that takes riders up to the top of the structure in inflatable rafts that seat up to six passengers. Riders will then hurtle through an illuminated seven-colour “rainbow zone” (photo below).
Then it’s on to the gigantic 30-meter tall funnel, which promises to whirl people around and around before sucking them down into the final finish.
The ride ends with a three-metre fast slide into the pool below. The size of the people in relation to the slide is what gives the ride its “monster” title.
Open from July 2 to September 25, the gigantic slide can be enjoyed as many times as you like once you’ve paid the theme park’s 500 yen entry fee. It’s the best way to stay cool this summer.
Park Information Shibamasa World/芝政ワールド Address: Fukui-ken, Sakai-shi, Mikunicho, Hamachi 45-1 福井県坂井市三国町浜地45-1 Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (weekdays); 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (weekends) Website
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