Aquatica Orlando announces opening of Riptide Race


Aquatica, Orlando’s most exciting water park, hits spring with a splash by introducing Florida’s first and only dueling runner. New for 2021, Riptide Race is an adrenaline-fueled waterslide race that pits teams against each other in a splash to the finish line. Visitors of all ages will delight in challenging their friends and family to see which team feels the thrill of victory. Accelerating with each lap in a straightforward finish, this fast-paced, high-speed adventure is one that guests will want to experience over and over again.

Featuring more slides than any other water park in Orlando, Aquatica offers something fun for everyone with heart-pounding high-speed adventures, children’s water play areas, a vibrant selection of dining experiences, and white sand beaches offering the perfect place. chill out. Modified with improved health and safety protocols, each park’s experience includes increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature controls, facial coverage requirements, and limited capacity.

“We are delighted to present the Riptide Race, an experience you will not find anywhere else in Florida. Aquatica is the first water park in the state to have a dueling runner and we know our guests will love the fun of challenging their friends and family in a race to the finish, “said Kyle Miller, park president. “Riptide Race is the perfect addition to our portfolio of attractions, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly water slide lineups in Orlando. Health and safety continue to be a top priority for our parks, and we can’t wait to see our guests enjoy this new ride. ”

Riptide Race is the highest duel racing waterslide in the world. Starting at the top of a 68-foot tower, passengers take a two-person raft before racing down the 650-foot slide, with low walls, so they can keep an eye on their opponents. It’s a race to the splash as guests race this side-by-side raft that blasts through high-speed tunnels, twists and turns. Riptide Race features a 42-inch height requirement to appeal to families with children.