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The former Abyss waterslide at Splish Splash in Calverton has been re-imagined for the season with a new theme and an immersive light and sound experience inside the enclosed slide. Riders will use a one- or two-person tube to careen down Hyperlight, with flashing colored lights and sounds that change every 30 seconds.

“It’s painted white on the inside, so lights really bounce off,” says Lynsey Winters, public relations manager for the water park. “It’s family-friendly, not super intense.”

The ride, which has a 42-inch minimum height requirement for riders, will be included in park admission of $64.99 at the gate, or $60 if purchased online, Winters says.

The park is also rebranding a nearby food stand, Hyperbites. It will feature funnel cakes and fried Oreos, Winters says.

In addition, Splish Splash is going cashless beginning May 28, the start of the park’s 2022 season. The park will only accept credit or debit cards, prepaid cards or mobile payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay. New, free, cash-to-card kiosks will be located throughout the park to allow park-goers to convert up to $500 of cash onto a pre-paid card if needed. 

INFO Splish Splash opens for the season May 28. 2549 Splish Splash Dr., Calverton. 631-727-3600,