Private use inflatable water slides will from $800 to $1300 or more. Commercial inflatable water slides can cost anywhere from $1500 to $8000 or even more. However, it is nearly impossible to know the exact cost of water park slides since water parks generally buy new slides from an outside manufacturer.

The manufacturer designs the slide and builds all of the individual pieces according to specifics and personal instructions. The water park then hires a local contractor to take these pieces and put the whole thing together according to the manufacturer’s directions. It is just like building a toy race track or model train, but on a massive scale.

What is a Water Park Slide?

According to Wikipedia, a water slide is a type of slide designed for warm – weather or indoor recreational use at water parks. Water slides differ in their riding method and therefore size. Some slides require riders to sit directly on the slide, or on a raft or tube designed to be used with the slide.

Nonetheless, water slides have been found in many amusement parks (and probably all water parks) ever since. These slides are fun, but they are also sophisticated works of engineering. Note that most water park slides have a similar structure, but on a much larger scale.

Obviously, it is not feasible to use a single piece of fibreglass for a giant, curving slide. Water park slides are formed from dozens of fibreglass segments fastened together with heavy – duty bolts. Typically, the individual segments fit together like sections of a toy race track.

Although Water Park slides more or less won’t win the incentive competition, but they do involve many of the same principles used in fluid management. They have their own constraints to work with, and anyone may be inspired by the principles and techniques involved in their construction.

They have pumps that push the water to the top of the slide, where the force of gravity brings it (along with the sliders) back down. Water slide engineers think about gravity plus the friction of a body moving along the tube, and how water moves and lubricates the surface.

Also note that the water doesn’t just help you slide, it also pushes you from behind. In fact, the amount of water and the speed it travels is very pertinent for regulating the speed (and safety) of different riders who have different body types and weights.

However, in this modern age, computer models are being used to learn about water flow, friction, and how different masses will behave on a given slide. These models are helping cut down on accidents throughout the industry.

On some rides, like those with steep drops, heavier riders will go faster on average, and that’s borne out by computer simulations. While the deeply curved sides of some slides let you ride up on the wall as you turn, giving you a thrilling sense that you might fly out but keeping you safe inside.

Over the years, innovations in software have enhanced how to space out riders so they never run into each other, or how high to make the wall on a curve to keep everyone in. Water Park slides are purely fun, but they occasionally have serious consequences. That’s why they require a high degree of forethought and technological sophistication, and those are qualities an innovator will need for this particular challenge.


Water slides continue to advance at a breakneck pace. One of the most interesting advancements on the horizon is the so – called “water coaster.” In the past, water slides have been gravity – driven rides; the water doesn’t do much more than help you along on your descent.

But some newer designs actually use water to push you uphill. However, always remember that lack of maintenance and/or rider usage in a manner other than the intended use for which it was designed could result in serious injury.

Solomon. O'Chucks