You place your tube in a swirling aqua tub and push off into a tunnel, Cheree Franco writes in Tuesday's Style section.
There’s an immediate dip that steals your stomach. You whip around curves and find yourself inside a gigantic bowl, where your frantic pace slows to a lazy float. You circle once, then twice, then start a third rotation. You lift your chin to gaze at the open sky, and wonder what next? Are you going to float here forever? Just as you decide that forever sounds great, you drop into a hole in the center of the bowl, the one that looks much too small for your inner tube. But you don’t get stuck. You take some more curves before landing unceremoniously in a pool. You want to do it again, but a girl asks if you’re done with your tube. You realize there aren’t enough to go around and reluctantly relinquish yours.
Take a trip with us to Hot Springs' Magic Springs Water and Theme Park in tomorrow's Style section.