Patriot Review

For this review, we're going to travel back in time to 2011, which was my last visit to Wild Rivers. For this Wild Rivers Review, we'll be reveiwing Patriot. Now while I may bash Patriot sometimes, I do not in any way consider it to be a bad waterslide. It's just not nearly as good as Bombay Blasters or Bazooka Bowls (Which is right next to Patriot). Hell, in some ways, it reminds me of Surf Rider Rapids with a half pipe slapped onto the chute. Anyways, as you walk up to the complex, we have the choice to get in line for either Bazooka Bowls, or Patriot. Normally, I would be in line for Bazooka Bowls, but since this is a Patriot Review, we are in line for Patriot. When you get up to the top of the slide, we are handed a tube from the tube lifthill. We set the tube in the slide, get in it, and wait for the go. When we're clear, the lifeguard will open the gate and we're off. It starts out with a few small slow helixes, but the more we go through in the slide, the faster we seem to be going. Finally, after lots of twisting around and gaining some speed, we head down the final drop. We giggle like schoolgirls down the final drop. But it's not over yet. We fly throgh the chute and go up into a halfpipe. A very rare thing for a slide to do (With the exception of Half Pipe Slides). How high you go up the half pipe will depend on how much weight in your raft. When it was just me riding with Cody, we never got very far on the half pipe before falling back down. But when Cody, Alex, William and I rode it in 2011, we were already going flying down before the half pipe, and we all lifted up on the drop, providing us with some serious airtime. Not only did we fly up the half pipe, but we even went back up the main drop a little. Now that's how you rode Patriot. Anyways, Patriot was a very fun slide. While it wasn't super intense like Bombay Blasters and Bazooka Bowls, it's still a lot of fun. I don't intensely miss it, but I do wish I could've done the airtime trick again.


Location: Wild Rivers

Opened: I honestly don't know

Built by: I honestly don't know.

Last Ridden: July 18, 2011

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