The Slidewheel is an amusement park ride that combines which two classic attractions?

Answer: A waterslide and a Ferris wheel.

by / November 1, 2017
The Slidewheel combines a waterslide with a Ferris wheel. wiegand.maelzer GmbH

In an innovative feat of engineering, an attraction company in Germany called wiegand.maelzer GmbH has taken the idea of innovative waterslides to new heights by merging one with a Ferris wheel (get it, because Ferris wheels are tall?).

Called the Slidewheel, their creation is one long water slide that looks like its been twisted into a knot and then mounted on a Ferris wheel. It turns at a rate of about three revolutions per minute and takes three riders at a time. The ride lasts for two minutes and the rafts can get going as fast as 25 mph.

For those of you without an engineering degree, here’s a video to help you wrap your head around just what is going on within this attraction.