After months of teasing, Aquatica Orlando has officially opened Ihu’s Breakaway Falls to the public today, May 9, 2014.
Riders climb 126 steps to the top of the eight-story tower (nearly 80 feet), stepping into one of three colorful breakaway boxes. As the door closes, riders cross their arms but never know when the floor beneath them will disappear. Facing each other, riders watch as their fellow riders fall. Adding to the anticipation is the sound of a heartbeat, which can be heard in the background while bracing for the drop. Once the floor disappears, riders drop 20-24 feet per second launching them into a spiraling speed slide culminating in a final splashdown.
Those who are not quite brave enough for the breakaway boxes can try the fourth open slide. But don’t be fooled, this is not an ordinary slide; it’s the steepest of the four slides and many riders are calling it the most intense.
Aquatica Orlando, SeaWorld’s sister waterpark, installed the final slide section at its newest attraction, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls today, one month before its scheduled opening.
Ihu’s Breakaway Falls will be the only high-speed water thrill slide in the world that propels guests through four 360-degree spirals, with slides nearly 80 feet tall. Riders will step into one of three clear “breakaway boxes,” and watch each other fall one-by-one as the floor underneath them disappears or test their bravery on a just as thrilling fourth open slide.
Aquatica plans to open Ihu’s Breakaway Falls on May 9. For more information, visit AquaticaOrlando.com.
Thrill ride fans, get ready, because Aquatica Orlando has announced their new vertical drop water ride, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, will open May 9, 2014.
This free-fall style ride is the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in the southern United States.
It is nearly 80 feet tall, and features three clear “breakaway boxes” side-by-side that will open at random, so the riders have no idea who will drop first. There is also a fourth open slide, for those that want to know when they’ll drop.
Ihu’s Breakaway Falls will be included with admission to Aquatica Orlando. From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and the remarkable animal habitats that are the hallmark of sister park SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando delights all ages and interests.
For more information on the park, visit AquaticaOrlando.com.
Here is the newest teaser video for Ihu’s Breakaway Falls:
A few weeks ago, Aquatica released a sneak peek video for it’s upcoming new water thrill ride. Now the park has released a new teaser video, and announced the name for the new ride.
It will be called Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. The drop slide ride is named after Ihu, Aquatica Orlando’s colorful gecko, who searches for the biggest thrills, steepest hills and the coolest spills in the waterpark.
The teaser video reveals that in addition to being a drop slide, it will be a multi-slide ride. In the video three people are side-by-side, and then each drops.
Here is the video:
Are you looking forward to riding Ihu’s Breakaway Falls?