Ray Rush is a brand new attraction coming to Aquatica Orlando this spring, and the water park has given us an update on the construction progress.
Construction crews have been onsite for the past several weeks, demolition of HooRoo Run is complete, and they have officially broken ground on the new attraction.
To celebrate its own “Sweet 16” birthday, Discovery Cove has launched a national sweepstakes promotion that will award one winner and 15 of their friends a trip to Orlando to visit the park.
The prize includes roundtrip airfare, two nights’ hotel accommodations, transportation and a VIP guest package.
To celebrate its final year in operation, Orlando’s Wet ‘n Wild water park is offering a great deal for Florida residents.
Purchase one day at the regular price of $58, and you can return the rest of 2016 for free! If you want to add on unlimited parking to that, the price goes up to $95.50.
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.
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?