Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ihu's Breakaway Falls Coming Together Fast at Aquatica Orlando

© Aquatica Orlando
At Aquatica Orlando, Ihu's Breakaway Falls is now standing tall and today received the first of three "breakaway boxes" atop its structure.  Billed as the "tallest, steepest, and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in the southern United States," Ihu's Breakaway Falls will stand 105 feet tall with the slides reaching above 80 feet.

Once riders are positioned in the three "breakaway boxes" they will be able to watch each other as they are randomly dropped... adding to the anxiety and excitement.

When complete, this is what the slide tower will look like.  There's a 4th slide that does not start with a "breakaway box," but instead utilizes a tradition laying start with a very steep drop following it.  This screen grab is from a recent update video that the park released, embedded below.  Check it out for more views of the attraction, which opens on May 9th.