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Thunder Canyon

Thunder Canyon


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Whitewater rapids can be one of the most unpredictable forces of nature on our planet. And when you ride down Thunder Canyon, you’ll find yourself at the mercy of one seriously erratic river. Riders will sit in a large family-size raft and float down the canyon while encountering rocks, rapids, waterfalls and a ton of monster splashes - there’s no avoiding getting drenched! The real fun is guessing which side of the raft will be soaked around the next bend in the river. It could be your side, the other half or everyone! If you manage to escape the rapids and waterfalls dry, guests are lined up along the course ready to fire water soakers in case the river doesn’t do its job. When the Minnesota summer sun is at its peak, the perfect way to cool down is a trip down Thunder Canyon and its outdoor water adventure. Find this ride at the back of the park next to Excalibur.

Riders must be 46” tall to ride.

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Rider Safety Information

  • A family water ride where riders travel in rafts along a man-made river full of rapids, geysers, canyons, and waterfalls. Rafts float and bounce down high‑speed rapids, often rotating rapidly after impacting with the bank of the river.
  •  Riders will get wet.
  • A shared seatbelt secures all riders in the row across the thighs and pelvis.
  • Guests must have a minimum of three functioning extremities. Two functioning arms are sufficient instead of three functioning extremities if the guest has a normal center of gravity and lower extremities are sufficiently strong to maintain proper riding posture under the dynamic conditions of the ride. Amputations must be at the knee or below.
  • Guests with a cervical collar, neck brace, broken collar bone, full arm cast, or braced arm cast are not permitted to ride.
  • Alternate access is available by entering through the entrance and staying to the right-hand side at the Y in the queue. Riders will have to take several steps, on their own or with the assistance of a companion, and be capable of stepping up and over the side of the ride unit. Please use caution, as the ride unit may shift when entering and exiting.
  • Watch your step, as the ride unit may be slippery and wet.
  • Boats may bump into the side of channel and other boats.
  • This ride may close if the temperature is below 65°F.
  • Visit our Accessibility page for additional information.
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