Aquatica prepares to splashdown with ‘Reef Plunge’ body slide

New attraction opening ahead of Spring break

Reef Plunge at Aquatica (Landon McReynolds, WKMG)

ORLANDO, Fla. – SeaWorld’s Aquatica will open its all-new body slide, Reef Plunge, to guests on March 13.

As guests slide through translucent cutouts and rings and twist and turn through over 330 feet of fiberglass, they will spot a vibrant array of marine life in the new habitat. Animals include Commerson’s dolphins, leopard sharks, sardines and a variety of other cold-water fish which will call the new attraction home.

Reef Plunge at Aquatica (WKMG)

SeaWorld said the new experience will be an update to the former Dolphin Plunge attraction at the park.

“2022 is going to be an exciting year for Aquatica Orlando. Aquatica was voted the No. 1 waterpark in the USA because guests love our year-round operations, one-of-a-kind attractions and laid-back beach vibe,” said Kyle Miller, park president.

Reef Plunge at Aquatica (WKMG)

In addition to the new slide, SeaWorld said other enhancements to the park are on the way, including the addition of more than 1,000 loungers and beach chairs with increased shade, a quick-service pizza place, a new beach bar and upgrades to the popular Banana Beach Cookout.

Reef Plunge at Aquatica (WKMG)

Multiple attractions will also receive upgrades, including enhancements to several water slides.

Click here to learn more about Reef Plunge and Aquatica’s attractions.

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About the Author:

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.