Dusty’s Mineshaft Racer temporarily closed

PALMDALE – City of Palmdale officials have announced the temporary closure of Dusty’s Mineshaft Racer, the new 4-lane racer.

“The new slide is not performing as expected,” said DryTown Manager Eric Dombrowski. “Therefore we are shutting down the ride and are in contact with the manufacturer and contractor to determine if there is a problem with the slide. We will reopen it as soon as it is resolved.”

“With the slide closed we are discounting our day use prices by 20 percent,” Dombrowski said.

The six-acre Old West mining town-themed aquatic park also features a 925-foot lazy river, a 35-foot waterslide tower with three waterslides and splashdown pool, and a 6,000 square foot children’s water playground, including a 50 gallon Vortex Splash bucket, three water rings and two water cannons.

Season passes are also available for $68 for Palmdale residents and $84 for non-residents. The cost for four or more season passes are $54.50 for Palmdale residents and $67 for non-residents.

“DryTown season pass holders also get special deals,” said Dombrowski. “Present your season pass at the Palmdale Sonic Drive-In Restaurant, and you’ll receive 50 percent off fountain drinks, limeades, iced teas and classic slushes. Season pass holders will also receive free admission to ‘Sundown at DryTown’ events.“

“Sundown at DryTown” is a popular event that takes advantages of the beautiful Antelope Valley summer evening weather, and will take place each Friday through Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Season passes may be purchased online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/drytown, or at  DryTown Water Park Town Hall, located at 3850-B East Avenue S, Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)