New 5-story water slide coming to Omaha’s Fun Plex this summer

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Omaha’s Fun Plex will add a new five-story water slide this summer.

The “Rockin’ Rapids” will have 1,200 feet of slide and will feature two tube slides.

The first slide will be a partially enclosed slide with alternating bands of color in closed tunnel sections. Sheets of water will drench riders as they go through open portions of the slide. The second slide will be fully enclosed and allow some sunlight through translucent fiberglass.

The slides will allow for two-person rafts, or riders can go down by themselves.

As part of the expansion, the “Big Ohhhhh!” roller coaster will retire after 10 years in service because of increasing maintenance costs, the park said.