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There's really not much more to say, the title says it all. Discuss.

What exactly was Atomic Breakers, anyway? I know it was a slide but, that's it...

Read in a book that this place had a whole bunch of other kiddie areas, correct? A frog-themed polliwog pond and kid's kingdom, etc.

Anyone remember Lemon Drop (one of my favorites)?
 
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What was their rapids section that is now covered in dirt. They pretty much just buried the whole thing. That was one of our favorites. It was pretty relaxing.
 
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The rapids was indeed the Atomic Breakers. It was slides/rapids mixture from what I remember back years ago (I'm only 13) It was like about 2000-2002 maybe. You are in a raft a lifeguard would push you through a small pool then a very small slide/waterfall would take you to another small pool. It would continue until the final slide makes a turn into the splash pool with the "Wild Thang". If you pay attention when you depart the Wild Thang's pool, you will hear the announcement mention the Atomic Breakers. Also, you'll see a very large pile of small rocks with the slight outline of a concreteish slide. Thats the atomic breakers! If anyone has the reason to the why behind the removal please post it! I loved the ride. It would probably be boring now.
Thanks! -Kyledegood

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What was their rapids section that is now covered in dirt. They pretty much just buried the whole thing. That was one of our favorites. It was pretty relaxing.

The rapids was indeed the Atomic Breakers. It was slides/rapids mixture from what I remember back years ago (I'm only 13) It was like about 2000-2002 maybe. You are in a raft a lifeguard would push you through a small pool then a very small slide/waterfall would take you to another small pool. It would continue until the final slide makes a turn into the splash pool with the "Wild Thang". If you pay attention when you depart the Wild Thang's pool, you will hear the announcement mention the Atomic Breakers. Also, you'll see a very large pile of small rocks with the slight outline of a concreteish slide. Thats the atomic breakers! If anyone has the reason to the why behind the removal please post it! I loved the ride. It would probably be boring now.
Thanks! -Kyledegood

If you again pay attention to the pile of dirt next to wild thang. The ENTIRE slide is still intact, the only thing they did was throw some dirt over it! It took 1 person per pool to help out because after the slide and into the mini lagoon/pool, they would have to push you to the next slide. A super similar ride is Jungle Falls at Ocean Breeze, Virginia Beach, the only thing is the one at WC was more bland. But the point is look after the picnic area/in front of where you get your tube for wild thang. You can still see a concrete pad (maybe) where the loading area was, then everything else is entirely buried. As in my last post the slide is still very visible, but its under a pile of rocks. Hope this extra info helps!
 
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kyledegood said:
If anyone has the reason to the why behind the removal please post it! I loved the ride. It would probably be boring now.
Thanks! -Kyledegood




I've heard the ride was removed for a number of reasons, unsure of the official one though. Either way, here's what I've heard.
1. As a park original, maintenance and upkeep was unreasonable for a ride that saw so few riders.
2. Due to the location of the ride being primarily in a hillside, anything more than mild rainfall would dirty the pools with mulch and bebris (a fate Wild Thang still shares to this day, and one of the reasons it frequently opens late).
3. The rough concrete construction of the pools frequently destroyed guests swimwear. Not good for business
4. Because each individual pool within the slide was supposed to be staffed, the labor costs were unreasonable for the ride.
 

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Does anyone know if seaworld kept peppermint twist copyrighted from the old water country ride for the teacups at busch gardens during christmas town?
 
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I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for this, but I was recently looking at WCUSA on Google Earth and discovered there's some sort of boneyard near Hubba Hubba Highway.
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While the images are rather blurry due to the shadows, there are some distinct-looking yellow pieces that are very similar to the old Lemon Drop slides. Does anyone have any info on this place? If this is anything like the BGW boneyard I'd have to imagine there are some pretty sweet hidden gems back there.
 
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