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Last day of Silver Bullet and Big Splash season

Posted at 5:23 PM, Sep 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-13 18:23:14-04

TULSA - It was the last day of the season at Big Splash Water Park, and it was also the end of three decades of the popular Silver Bullet ride.

"That was the first thing I did was go down the Silver Bullet," said Timothy Smith, a visitor at the park.

He's lived most of his life in Tulsa and had never experienced the ride, which is the tallest water slide in Oklahoma.

Sitting at seven stories high, the Silver Bullet has been a popular attraction for the past 31 years, but after today, it'll be closed permanently. 

"Sad, sad, sad," said Sunshine Kelly, a six-year-old girl who loves coming to the water park.

Most of the frequent visitors like Kelly are sad to see the slide go because they said they'll miss the big thrill of sliding down.

"It's like the floor dropping out from beneath you and then you just like 'choom'," added Smith, "And in about seven seconds it's over."

While the park's owner isn't revealing what will take its place, many fans already have their own ideas.

"I heard a rumor about mermaids," said Judah Kelly, Sunshine's brother.