Race down the treacherous Buffalo Falls in an inflatable raft...
|Theme Park||Paultons Park|
|Park Area||Tornado Springs|
|Opened||2003 (as "Wave Runner")|
12 April 2021 ("Buffalo Falls" retheme)
Buffalo Falls is a four-lane dinghy slide within the Tornado Springs area of Paultons Park.
Riders climb to the top of a tower and climb into their inflatable dinghy. Once safely seated, a platform slowly tilts to set the raft careering down the slide, sprinkling the riders with water along the way as they race the other dinghies beside them to the bottom.
The slides were installed at the theme park in 2003 and were originally known as "Wave Runner", before being incorporated into Tornado Springs when the new area opened in 2021. Originally, the ride was entirely self-operating, with riders in charge of pressing a button to release their inflatable raft themselves. These days, however, the release is controlled by a member of staff stationed at the top of the tower.
Buffalo Falls is a popular ride, especially on hot summer days. Unfortunately its relatively low capacity can cause long queues at times, but it is well worth the wait for a chance to race others down the slide.
Buffalo Falls entrance
The dinghies set off
Racing to the bottom of the water slide
The slide was originally known as Wave Runner before the introduction of Tornado Springs.
The slides from above