Predators Plunge

How it works

Details of the ride

The first thing that happens is the floor below you drops and you are knocked out of your inertia by gravity. At that point gravity continues to bring you down along with the water that pushes you in the direction of the slide. You are also being pushed on by friction because of the slide but the water makes up for that propelling you forward. On the twists and turns you slightly slow down but it is not very noticeable. At the beginning you get most acceleration from going straight down and the water continues to push you down along with gravity but at the end as you curve down you lose speed until you hit a block of water and it acts as an unbalanced force and it stops you. It has straight line motion because you go down when the floor drops and circular motion as you turn and the again at the straight line as you hit the block of water.

Specs and Newton's Law

The minimum height requirements for the ride is 4 feet. It is 65 feet tall. The top speed depends on your acceleration at the beginning. I choose Newton’s First Law. When you’re at the top of Predator’s Plunge, the bottom of the slide is keeping you in place. It then drops, so gravity pulls you down as water also pushes you. You start to slow down during the slide because of friction. You stay about the same speed throughout the slide because of gravity and friction acting upon you. Towards the end of the slide when you start coming out of the tube, there is a big block of water. The force of the water instantly slows you down to a complete stop. You then push yourself up and exit the water slide.​