SeaWorld’s Aquatica opens new attraction Riptide Race

Water slide is first dueling slide in Florida

Riptide Race at Aquatica (Aquatica)

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld’s Aquatica water park opened its newest water slide Riptide Race on Saturday.

Park officials said the new family slide is Florida’s first-ever dueling racer water slide.

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“It all starts atop a 68-foot tower, where you’ll grab a two-person raft before racing through 650 feet of slide, with low walls to keep an eye on your opponent,” officials described on Aquatica’s website. “It’s a dash to the splash as you compete in this side-by-side raft run through high-speed tunnels, twists, and turns.”

“We are thrilled to introduce Riptide Race, an experience you won’t find anywhere else in Florida. Aquatica is the first waterpark in the state to have a dueling racer and we know our guests are going to 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 attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando.”

Guests must be 42 inches to ride Riptide Race.

Along with the new attraction, Aquatica is set to open two new dining experiences. The park just opened the Ke-Re’s Bar and will soon welcome guests to Papa’s Cantina, a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.