28 Reasons Manteca Waterslides Holds A Special Place In Your Heart

With summertime quickly approaching, here are the top reasons you miss the Manteca Waterslides

1. You knew it was almost summer time because you started hearing the Manteca Waterslides song everywhere you went

(Song at 13:38 of video)

2. You obviously knew every word to the Manteca Waterslides song by heart

3. You still know every word to the Manteca Waterslides song by heart

Might as well add this to your Summer 2014 playlist:

4. You had your birthday party there multiple times

5. You got a season pass from Costco

6. You and your friends got your season passes taken away on opening day

7. In the Mats, when you saw your color being called in you immediately switched to a different color, and alerted all your friends to do the same

8. You got smart and planned ahead by hiding several different color mats in the bushes on the way up to outwit Manteca Waterslide employees

9. When you got caught switching colors, you immediately got back in line for the Mats and cut to the front

10. You and your friends stopped in the middle of The Subway to clog up the slide and form a train, and made sure to let other kids out first so you didn’t get caught

Here is the Subway today

11. Your middle school brought your class to Manteca Waterslides to celebrate graduating 8th grade (as all 209-ers know, this is not a small accompishment)

12. You didn’t need sunscreen because you wore a shirt in the water

13. You were too big for Flash Flood to successfully push you down the slide

RIP Flash Flood, you were fun

14. Once you went down The Plunge, Turbulence, High Tide, and Cyclone, you knew it was time to head to the V-Max

15. You had a rat tail

16. At least a few of your friends also had a rat tail

17. You went in Oakwood lake and successfully avoided leeches

18. Your mom told you to stay away from the camp ground area

19. In high school you pregamed in the parking lot, and snuck in alcohol into the water park

20. You drank faderade while going down the The River Rapids

21. You went down the V-Max so many times that your back was covered in red scrapes

22. You know that all of those painful scrapes on your back from the V-Max were completely worth the rush of riding California’s tallest speed waterslide

23. You know the worst part about the V-Max is the wedgie you got from it every time

24. You knew people who collected Coke cans to get discounted admission into the water park

25. Your little brother or sister wasn’t allowed to go on the V-max because he/she wasn’t 4 feet tall

26. Your little brother or sister may not have ever had the chance to ride the V-max

Due to the 2000’s California housing bubble. Which led to the sale of the water park to tract home investors (those tract homes that were never built because of the housing collapse)

27. You cry a single tear every time you see the old slides rotting away in the empty field aside HWY 120

28. You are still hoping a wealthy businessman rebuilds the waterpark EXACTLY the way it was

Manteca Waterslides, if only you knew how much we miss you

The original ratchet, before ratchet was a thing

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