Cutback Water Coaster now open at Water Country USA

Water Country USA in Williamsburg, Va. has officially opened the new Cutback Water Coaster, the first RocketBLAST coaster on the East Coast and a first for the state.

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“I’m certainly a big fan of traditional roller coasters especially the ones at our sister park, Busch Gardens [Williamsburg], and to finally have a water coaster of our own at Water Country USA is a big deal,” said Philip Boykin, leader of park operations at Water Country USA.

Riders will climb aboard a four-person raft as it speeds along an 856-foot slide, travels through tunnels, and slides onto the wide-open space of five saucer-shaped features. Cutback Water Coaster’s saucers and water jet propulsion system creates the feeling and movement of a roller coaster, moving riders up long and steep inclines, and through fast drops at speeds of up to 35 feet per second.

“This thrilling water coaster has it all, from speeds of a roller coaster to refreshing splashes of a water slide,” said Suzy Cheely, senior leader of design and engineering at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA. “Our guests are going to love this ride.”

To learn more about Cutback Water Coaster, and to plan your visit to Water Country USA, visit

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