Elveden: Shaken and stirred at Centre Parcs in Suffolk
SUFFOLK is set to fall and tumble through a Tropical Cyclone.
The drama isn’t driven by Mother Nature’s hand – but an amazing new water ride set to open in the autumn in the county’s Breckland!
Tropical Cyclone is the name of a �4 million super “raft ride” at Center Parcs’ Elveden Forest village, between Bury St Edmunds and Brandon.
Workmen are ahead of schedule on the ride, which I visited this month, and which promises to add a huge boost to the tourism economy of the area.
The ride starts 60ft above the village, at the height of the apex of the village’s indoor sub-tropical paradise. This is the location daredevils wil plunge into at the end of their journey.
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A series of steps takes you to the top of the ride where four people at a time jump into a clover-shaped raft ring powered by a 25,000 litres a minute flow of water.
Village spokeswoman Jessica Pearce said the minute-long ride aims to copy a journey on three of the great rivers of the world, including the mighty Zambesi.
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With four riders plunging downwards each time the ride can take up to 800 people an hour. The ride first drops, them plunges through a whirlpool before reaching a funnel where zero gravity is promised.
The ride will be open in November and Center Parcs has already experienced a surge in bookings for the end of the year.