Paralympic Champion Ellie Simmonds opens colossal new water rides at Center Parcs
Five-time Paralympic swimming champion, Ellie Simmonds, has today unveiled the newest addition to Center Parcs Longleat Forest - the largest AV-enabled family raft ride in Europe.
Ellie and a group of excited children from the local swimming club, Warminster and District Amateur Swimming Club, were the first to experience the new ride – which provides riders with a zero-gravity experience within the 15-metre-high cyclone – before it officially opened to short break guests at 10am today.
Tropical Cyclone is one of two new innovative rides coming to Center Parcs Longleat Forest as part of the revamped Subtropical Swimming Paradise. The area opens following the successful launch of Tropical Cyclone and other water play areas at Elveden Forest which Ellie also opened back in 2012, returning to the pool where she first learnt to swim and ignited the passion that would later make her a Paralympic champion.
Ellie was invited back to help Center Parcs unveil the new water rides Tropical Cyclone and Typhoon at Longleat Forest, both with innovative lighting effects offering each set of riders a bespoke experience.