When I was buying postcards and researching for the book a photograph or postcard of Rainbow Rapids was always on my Top 10 list, but I couldn’t get my hands on one. Thus, even though I mentioned Rainbow Rapids in my book, there is no photo – regretfully. Dozens of postcard shows and many EBay auctions later I finally located and purchased a Rainbow Rapids postcard last weekend. Here it is. Published by The Scheller Co. in 1982. I remember the buzz that surrounded the grand opening of the water park and I also remember my first rides on one of those mats down the slides. Rainbow Rapids was something very new in Seaside Heights. It was exciting for us kids. For those who may be unfamiliar…Rainbow Rapids was located at the northwest corner of Grant & Central Avenues and replaced the historic ice plant. An empty lot is there now.