Friday, November 15, 2019

Aquatica Orlando Announces New Riptide Race Dueling Slides for 2020

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Aquatica Orlando has announced the addition of Riptide Race for the park's 2020 season.  The new slide tower will stand 68 feet tall and be "Florida's first-ever dueling water slide," according to the park's press release.

Riders will grab a raft that seats two people and head to the top of the tower.  The attraction has two separate paths that allow for side-by-side racing at "top speeds."  The ride's path will feature low walls which will "ensure full view of the competition" as the sliders race through a combined total of nearly 650 feet of slide.  Riptide Race's path will feature both enclosed and open sections, tight turns and section of acceleration.

“Riptide Race will offer a ride experience you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Florida. Aquatica will be the first waterpark in the state to have a thrilling, and more importantly, dueling water slide,” said David Heaton, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “Riptide Race is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando.”

Riptide Race will have a height requirement of 42 inches to appeal to families with children, and the new slide will be conveniently located on the north side of the park next to Banana Beach Cook Out.