AURORA, Ohio -- For years its splash-inducing screams filled the air.
But within seconds, it was gone.
The Thunder Falls waterslide complex has been demolished on the property formerly known as Wildwater Kingdom.
Video of the moment was posted on Facebook by Raiders of the Lost Parks.
Thunder Falls tower demo
Here is the video of the 100' tower from Thunder Falls being dropped. Pretty crazy.Posted by Raiders Of The Lost Parks on Friday, November 24, 2017
Stretching 100 feet into the sky, Thunder Falls was the tallest water slide structure in Ohio.
The slides stood dormant for more than a year after giving their final rides as Wildwater Kingdom closed forever on Monday, Sept. 5, 2016.
“After examining its long-range plans, Cedar Fair has determined that the time is right to begin this transition and will continue to work together with community leadership in the positive future development of the property,” the company stated in a press release when announcing Wildwater Kingdom’s closure.
PHOTOS | Memories of Wildwater Kingdom
In recent weeks, Liquid Lightning, the tornado slide, has also been dismantled. Aerial footage captured by Raiders of the Lost Parks on Facebook shows the wave pool area empty and dried up.
Back in 2004, Wildwater Kingdom was born when Cedar Fair acquired the property from Six Flags.
The following year, Wildwater Kingdom surfed into the space once held by SeaWorld on the opposite side of Geauga Lake’s roller coasters.
Fast forward to Sept. 2007… Geauga Lake it closed its gates for the last time, leaving rides like the iconic Big Dipper in decay.
Wildwater Kingdom was the only portion of the park kept open once Geauga Lake was shuttered.
Now all that remains are memories.