New Aquatica water slide to open

Ihu's Breakaway Falls billed as steepest, tallest water slide

By Erik Sandoval - Reporter

ORLANDO, Fla. - SeaWorld's Aquatica water park is set to unveil its newest attraction on Friday, just in time for the summer travel season.

[PICS: Ihu's Breakaway Falls]

Billed as the tallest and steepest water slide in Central Florida, Ihu's Breakaway Falls is already attracting a lot of attention.

Riders will climb the 80-foot-tall structure to climb into one of three cycliders, standing upright in a blue, orange or green container.

Once inside, the rider gives the operator a thumbs up, at which time the bottom drops out from underneath them, sending them shooting through the water tubes and into the slide below.

It's a fast ride that drops riders at a rate of 20-25 ft.-per-second, and the entire ride lasts only about 5-to-6 seconds.

There is a fourth slide -- a purple one -- that is designed for those who don't want the bottom to drop out from underneath them, but beware! The purple slide is still a fast one, boasting the largest freefall of any of the slides.

Ihu's Breakaway Falls opens to the public on Friday morning at 10 a.m.

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