September 3, 2015: Yes — water parks are joining the video game craze and introducing video enhanced rides in the water as a new angle to draw guests. Video game controllers are part of guests water slide board and take aim at passing targets as they travel down a slide. The first two water parks in the US to feature this new technology are Great Wolf Lodge back east in the Poconos and out west in Las Vegas (seems only appropriate) at Wet’n Wild. The new video attractions are called “slide boarding” and are designed to be “interactive and intelligent” — really? Do we really need to be electronically entertained when enjoying an afternoon of sun, fun, family and friends at a water park? Could be a shocking experience?