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[–]gwdope 1645 points1646 points  (18 children)

That’s a great idea, I’ll patent it.

[–]baloo_the_bear[S] 1215 points1216 points  (13 children)

That’s fine just give me free entry to the park

[–]dropkickhead 337 points338 points  (3 children)

I'll take the park if all I have to do is retweet your GoFundMe

Edit: I already retweeted and never got a single email from you and it's been half an hour. As soon as I see your park open you're gonna get one long and terrible yelp review. See you on the second page fuckers!!!

[–]qlionp 82 points83 points  (1 child)

Don't leave too bad of a review, he may travel hundreds of miles just to punch you

[–]RADIALTHRONE1 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Solid r/boottoobig reference

[–]drunk-on-wine 4 points5 points  (0 children)

TripAdvisor review - ONE DOUGHNUT OUT OF FIVE.

Did not reply to email. Also found a piece of dirt on the floor.

[–]MyTrueIdiotSelf990 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Free entry for only $4.99!

[–]ca1tlin22 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Yeah, well... I'm gonna go build my own water park, with blackjack and hookers. In fact, forget the park...

[–]macdaddyMason 17 points18 points  (5 children)

I never saw you until you comment on the poo post,now you're everywhere

[–]baloo_the_bear[S] 28 points29 points  (4 children)

I'm mostly a lurker, but I post in spurts.

[–]thr0waway1234567j8 4 points5 points  (1 child)

spurts

whether the pun was intended or not, have my upvote for that.

[–]ML1948 3 points4 points  (0 children)

CG coconut gun

[–]tomosponz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'll give you 10% off now get out of my office before I call the cops

[–]alexopposite 10 points11 points  (2 children)

First to invent in US... This thread is prior art :-)

[–]lasersandwich 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It's been first to file a patent since 2011. Also this thread count as a public disclosure which would prevent anyone outside the US from filling in their respective countries

[–]alexopposite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh man, I haven't filed a patent since 2009 or so! So embarrassed. Thanks for the update; I'll leave my foot in mouth joke here to shame me for posterity :-)

[–]YeaYeaImGoin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Surely there's now evidence of OP coming up with the idea first.

[–]BuildBreakFixRepeat 384 points385 points  (6 children)

[–]baloo_the_bear[S] 65 points66 points  (0 children)

Awesome

[–]mewmewmee 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well this looks awesome

[–]sarahbee_1029 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Why doesn't this comment have more upvotes?? This is exactly what OP was thinking of.

[–]inspiredby 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The photos don't give a great idea of the experience. Not how I pictured it in my head anyway.

Seems to me this would be easier to implement by shooting water up from the ground and landing neatly beside the hole that shoots up. Then no roof needed.

Get to the end dry and win a prize

[–]redrover2016 333 points334 points  (10 children)

One improvement: Add in some projectors to throw moving images on the water walls. At night it would be an incredible maze with movie monsters and environments.

[–]kjhgsdflkjajdysgflab 335 points336 points  (6 children)

You could project hedges onto the water.

[–]PM-YOUR-PMS 117 points118 points  (5 children)

We've come full circle.

[–]WWaveform 22 points23 points  (4 children)

We can project circles onto the hedges projected onto the water.

[–]thr0waway1234567j8 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Yo dawg, I heard you like something something somethings so we projected hedges with geometric shapes cut into them onto the walls of water of your maze so now you can come full crop circle while you walk in circles in your water hedge maze crop circle. dawg.

[–]Loping_xylophone 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Anyone in this thread smoke weed?

[–]Specialusername66 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I didnt before but now I do

[–]greenfingers559 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Only every day

[–]Gallade0475 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Awesome! It’d be like Fantasmic or World of Color at Disneyland

[–]CreepyStickGuy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or they could play cory in the house on loop

[–]Lukaroast 55 points56 points  (7 children)

I would imagine a lot of kids would just want to run through a ton of sheets, instead of actually trying the maze.

[–]user_deIeted 189 points190 points  (3 children)

Put glass in just a few walls. It would be fantastic to see a kid run through 4 water sheets before BAMM! Eat glass, you little shit.

[–]Fofo336 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Some people just want to see the world burn

[–]Xanaxdabs 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Some people just want to open themselves up to lawsuits.

[–]krkr8m 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Possibly edge on.

[–]JaceTheAuthor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

have that attraction next to the maze

[–]Crestwave 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make the water hot or cold. You could still walk through them to get out of the maze, but it wouldn't be fun go through a lot of them anymore.

[–]SwingRipper[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So still fun for the kids and is a maze for if anyone wants to bother.

[–]HugeMisfit 43 points44 points  (0 children)

So, your shower thought is a shower maze...

[–]OmarGuard 75 points76 points  (1 child)

I love this idea. If you wanted to be real fancy you could add a light effect of some sort to make the sheets of water appear more solid.

[–]krkr8m 55 points56 points  (0 children)

Or just put sheets of plexiglass in a few to spice up the experience. Make sure and sharpen the edges so that they are invisible.

[–]Bokbreath 192 points193 points  (46 children)

Nice idea, but staying dry in a water park isn’t really the point.

[–]dobraf 198 points199 points  (26 children)

It would be more decorative than anything. Hardly a maze if you can just walk through walls. But it would look pretty cool, which is OP's point I think.

[–]CAboy_Bebop 113 points114 points  (14 children)

Make the water scalding hot so you don’t want to walk through it lol

[–]bushdidurnan 112 points113 points  (12 children)

Maybe just unpleasantly cold, but I think you’re going in the right direction

[–]undefined_reference 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Make it highly chlorinated

[–]BeLiEVe5plus1 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Use piss instead of water. It's technically still water if it's only 49% piss

[–]YJCH0I 19 points20 points  (0 children)

That’ll be sure to piss people off!

[–]just_to_annoy_you 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Under high pressure, so if they stray or try to take shortcuts, it cuts through the canoe.

[–]seifer666 79 points80 points  (1 child)

Where did this canoe come from all of a sudden

[–]Mantisandthegulls 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I laughed too hard at this

[–]Redlaces123 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No! It's not even water it's bleach

[–]Lachshmock 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Make the water start cold then get hotter as you get further through the maze so you know you're getting closer to the end.

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_PAWG_BUTT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a great play on the "hot or cold" concept

[–]PSN-Colinp42 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That was actually my first thought. Don’t heat this water. Makes the maze cheaper to operate and acts as a penalty for cheating.

[–]KernelTaint 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Have it coming down at 70,000psi.

[–]MtJuke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

or changing in temperature so you have no idea what to expect

[–]RyanL1984 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I could bring an empty cup and a teabag and make a cuppa

[–]Bokbreath 33 points34 points  (8 children)

It would. Maybe if you had to go through in a canoe ?

[–]goatcoat 98 points99 points  (5 children)

Oh my god, canoe imagine it?

[–]pm0419606 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Get out.

(Don’t.)

[–]LeonardoDaVirgin 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hey, yacht to watch what you say, words hurt

[–]uaoguy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well that ship has sailed!

[–]uaoguy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make up your mind.

(Or Don’t.)

[–]Obscure90sCharacter 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You have my up boat

[–]CoolTom 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Woah I want that!! Only problem is your average person is terrible at steering a canoe.

[–]capsaicinintheeyes 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fine--kayaks it is!

[–]deadpoetic333 3 points4 points  (0 children)

People are gonna smash heads as they run through multiple water walls

[–]Lukendless 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would be cool on a suspended walkway platform that could be raised and lowered so you never know how far you actually are from the water if you fall or jump out.

[–]Realitybytes_ 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Fine. Use fox urine.

[–]Suddenly-Bees 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Where do we source so much fox urine?

[–]Realitybytes_ 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Foxes. Duh.

[–]SonicShitStorm 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Drunk foxes

[–]snpi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You just need a lot of foxes and a water source.

[–]TXGuns79 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No, it smells bad. I have already had this conversation...

[–]belleofthebell 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Have the path change more frequently. A wall could shoot up at any moment.

[–]JDraks 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of this Mario Party minigame.

[–]Shippoyasha 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Why don't they let people be nude in a water park?

[–]lithium91w 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Because suction inlets.

[–]Bokbreath 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Mouthguards ?

[–]lithium91w 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The suction inlets that pull the water in to recirculate it have been known to pull in certain body parts "accidentally".

[–]Bokbreath 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I know that. I was referring to a different suction inlet.

[–]Nugfairy 3 points4 points  (0 children)

They don't want brown slides.

[–]johnprattchristian 4 points5 points  (2 children)

what if we made the passageway out of water and the walls out of dry

[–]g33kn3t 10 points11 points  (1 child)

That’s already a thing. It’s called a pool.

[–]snpi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

not a maze

[–]Applesr2ndbestfruit 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean, who cares? If something’s awesome, it’s awesome

[–]J54Coops 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What about the opposite then? Stay in the water the whole time through to the end

[–]BeezyJ 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Post this to r/crazyideas before mods remove it and tell you the same. It is a great idea.

[–]ConerTheBarbarian 19 points20 points  (3 children)

I love this idea, and to make sure people stay wet it could be in a shallow pool as well.

[–]BaconReceptacle 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Make it like a lazy river run. You come to an intersection and have to decide which way to paddle to.

[–]ASaucyMonster 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The point of the lazy river is not to make decisions but to have the decisions made for you.

[–]snpi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

yeah, otherwise it's not a lazy river it's just a river.

[–]ProffesorSpitfire 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Not sold on the whole "change hourly idea". Could get unpleasant for those that are in the maze at changing time.

[–]cardiacman 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Are you kidding? That would be the best bit! An alarm blurts for a few seconds and bam! Entirely new maze!

[–]themoistviking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

maybe have the entire maze come down for a short while before reforming so anyone who'd want to get out could do it before it does.

[–]Vortex3343 5 points6 points  (1 child)

They can do it in minecraft, they can do it in real life.

[–]BananaBladeOfDoom 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I guess I can make a floating island with a portal to the depths of the planet.

[–]jgraham1 5 points6 points  (2 children)

until a crazed villain traps the hero in the abandoned water park and replaces the water with acid

[–]Thecongressman1 4 points5 points  (1 child)

This really does sound like an episode of Batman.

[–]tymestrike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought Fallout 4 Nuka World DLC

[–]krazeepanda 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Strobe lights in a cave like environment

[–]krazeepanda 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And they can change the strobe frequency to make the water look like its going up

[–]ReaLyreJ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hourly? No. Real time. The maze it self is fighting you.

Maybe you get a prize if you get out dry?

[–]crunabizz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

until kids just run through it and keep running into people

[–]BlncSL8 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Make the water ice cold, there needs to be penalty for bailing early.

[–]420perry 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I like your thinking!

[–]porncrank 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The ultimate showerthought

[–]avec_serif 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shower thoughts, indeed.

[–]wee_knee 1 point2 points  (2 children)

That would take a LOT of pumps - neat concept, almost mechanically impossible (or it would break the bank).

[–]TheCaptainOats 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Could do lasers and mist instead.

[–]wee_knee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Might work!

[–]thr0waway1234567j8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

just to make it simpler, why not just have jets of water shooting up? Sprinkler/hose attachments can already spread the water in a flat shape shooting up.

Awesome concept, just nit-picking the execution. It would be easier to build a small area with a grid of holes in the bottom (with flat-spray attachments, able to rotate 90 degrees) than to have a series of pipes hanging over head. Dollywood in TN (and probably the neighboring Dolly's splash country as well, though I haven't been there) had an area near the water rides that had things like mounted supersoakers and other water toys, as well as little "geysers" that would shoot up from certain spots. They were not obtrusive and could be stepped on/over by little kids without any harm or hazard, which I think would work perfect for this idea.

[–]tripwire7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There wouldn't need to be a ceiling, you could just have lines of fountain jets shooting up from the ground. It doesn't even seem like it would be that expensive.

[–]Nugfairy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

True shower thought!

[–]WightBread 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd be scared that wherever the water is falling from is going to collapse on me. I guess that is motivation to finish the maze quickly.

[–]scotty2403 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You could call it H2Wooaah! 😋

[–]nebalia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The city square near me has a similar idea but with jets shooting up. The layout changes every few minutes so you keep having to replan your route if you want to stay dry ( or just run through it like the little kids do)

[–]deeeeboe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also it could change periodically while people were still in it. That could be interesting.

[–]TheStaffmaster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can see a major flaw with the effectiveness of a maze made from falling water. Now falling lava would make an effective maze. Or maybe high pressure jets of water...

[–]KeepVenture 2 points3 points  (2 children)

This has been a thing in a swimming pool near me for almost 2 decades now

[–]snt271 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Cool! Could you post a pic or something?

[–]Gogglesornaw 1 point2 points  (3 children)

As a parent i guarantee there will be broken arms and chipped teeth from this.

[–]I_Lick_Period_Stains -3 points-2 points  (2 children)

How? how exactly do you envisage someone would break an arm or chip a tooth on water?

[–]404uniqueness 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kid runs through, bumps someone, and everyone involved slips on wet floor.

[–]Gogglesornaw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Children running blindly into each other at top speed.

[–]4dcatman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Actually there was a very similar concept in place on the Southbank (London) for a while. It was this metal floor, with fountains coming off it, these fountains formed 4 rooms which would randomly close I'm between each other and the outside so you either had to wait and get lucky or get very wet indeed

[–]Applesr2ndbestfruit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is an awesome idea

[–]joceldust 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gasp....yes

[–]mowsquerade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a fabulous idea

[–]Semantiks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Better yet just make it a whole grid with different programmable maze configurations so you can change the layout.

[–]Musicferret[🍰] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Already exists: in Lima there is a park of fountains, which includes a large interactive changing maze exactly like you describe. Walls are crates and grow/shrink from the bottom using jets of water. Best at night when illuminated.

[–]Lukendless 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The maze he described has sheets of water as walls.

[–]themoistviking 0 points1 point  (0 children)

could you link the park?

[–]Mr-Marshmallow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Youd always have that one dickhead running through it

[–]krkr8m 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If you get scared, just run through at top speed with reckless abandon.

[–]KernelTaint 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That's why you use 70,000psi water.

[–]krkr8m 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"I" may have just thought of a new slaughter house method to increase efficiency. The best thing since sliced bread.

[–]thednooob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's a small water park somewhere outside Alicante in Spain that has pretty much this, just on a small scale

[–]CrimsonValor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can imagine kids running back and forth into it until they eventually collided. Lord knows I would as a kid. Probably shoulder check a girl too and make myself feel awful as she started crying.

[–]JesseRoxII 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Similar to the ice maze in Mario 64.

[–]LuminalAstec 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where is Elon musk when you need him!

[–]torreneastoria 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To be honest I'd just run through every wall because fun.

[–]Jenny8675309smith 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that is such a cute idea, I hope they make something like that somewhere. It wouldn't be hard I'm sure, and it would be fun!

[–]CookiePush 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These thoughts of entrapment often occur whilst showering. I usually just turn off the hydrant and look for the exit.

[–]paublojobino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Could you see the layout of the maze if the water sprayed form the ceiling?

[–]CAZCAZ195 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You could make the water change every thirty seconds and have routes which only appear once the water changes

[–]JohnLockeN7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It should constantly change too.

[–]r4Df0rD 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool idea!

[–]AdaTwoToes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There's one on The Southbank in London. My little nephew loves it.

[–]Rhodie114 0 points1 point  (0 children)

2 things.

1) Don't put it in a water park. Put it somewhere known for being hot and/or humid, but where people aren't going to try to get completely soaked. They'll appreciate the splatter and misting, but not run through walls. Harry Potter world comes to mind, with the potential to use projectors and whatnot to recreate the third task from TGOF

2) Build that mofo on a grid of pipes. This lets you change the maze configuration on the fly. Make it so the they need to gather certain items to unlock the exit, but every time an item is gathered, the maze rearranges itself. Build in traps that cause the walls to start closing in, get crazy with it.

[–]ImHovahThisSht 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The biggest problem would be running into the pipes and platforms that deliver the water walls that you would run into if you picked a direcrion to run out.

Sounds like a huge liability issue, which is why you don't see one yet. If a kid can drown in 2 inches of water it wouldn't be surprising to see a lot of deaths from people that tripped, slipped or were knocked over into the waterwall from others randomly running through them.

[–]LeeHarveySnoswald 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tonight. A new water park has broken the record for most broken noses of children at a water park ever.

[–]gk6952 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Perfect torture for hydrophobic people.

[–]koopiage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If people had trackers on them they could split groups up by changing the water patterns to make it more difficult

[–]NeiloGreen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Change it every thirty seconds. Fuck your sense of direction.

[–]madmadG 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What about a "laser" maze - made out of water jet streams instead? So you have to do gymnastics moves, stretches, ducking under, jumping over, different angles, etc like a cat burglar to get through the maze. All inside a dark room with cameras for people in line to watch. Colored water and white clothes to verify you won (well you lost if you get hit).

[–]DowagerCountess 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good idea, but there would be way too many dicks poking through the water curtains

[–]nhilante -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Too cold too loud.

[–]pluralofmongeeses -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Just think how awesome it would be to film an axe murder movie in it like The Shining!?

[–]slythersnail -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Screw that! I'm gonna build my own water park, with blackjack and hookers

[–]slythersnail -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Better yet, the walls constantly change and the challenge is to get from one side of the theme park to the other while staying completely dry

The prize when you get to the other side of the theme park are blackjack, and hookers.

[–]infectieux -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

but what would the water bill look like though?

[–]TimeTravelMishap 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You could pump the same water through

[–]snpi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

the pump bills are through the roof though

[–]Roznw18 -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

A great idea but also a huge waste of water ! :/

[–]BurningBannas 0 points1 point  (2 children)

????????? Pretty sure it’d recycle itself

[–]Roznw18 -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

?? But that water can be used for much better purposes... it's just going to sit in a water park filled with sunscreen and dead skin cells..

[–]BurningBannas 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well yeah but its already a waterpark, and would probably be overall less wasteful than many of the other attractions at waterparks where the water is spashed around and not recollected

[–]SgWaterQn -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

got lost or wanted to exit you could just walk out of it. On top would be a grid of water spouts that cast sheets of water down, and the maze layout could change daily