Are you brrr-ave enough? Polar Plunge at Aquatica raises money for Special Olympics
Polar Plunge Aquatica is hosting the annual Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics Florida on Saturday, Feb. 12. (Special Olympics Florida)ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Special Olympics Florida wants you to get freezin’ for a reason. Aquatica is hosting the annual Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics Florida on Saturday, Feb. 12. READ: Disney Live Entertainment to produce opening ceremony for Special Olympics USA Games in OrlandoFor those not brr-ave enough to take the plunge, donations can also be made to the cause. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 8 Riptide Race opens at SeaWorld’s Aquatica water park Riptide Race, a record-breaking water slide at SeaWorld's Aquatica water park, open last weekend.wftv.com
With a major new attraction likely in the works, Tampa's Adventure Island looks to move out of the shadow of other Florida water parks
With competition from more than half a dozen water parks in the Orlando market, Tampa’s Adventure Island is often an afterthought. Based on how the...orlandoweekly.com
SeaWorld to open 68-foot tall dueling waterslides in April
click to enlarge Photo via SeaWorldThe new Riptide Race waterslide will open at Aquatica on April 3. SeaWorld's Aquatica water park will kick off spring with a treat for the daredevils (and the overly competitive) in every family. Their newly announced dueling waterslide Riptide Race is scheduled to open on April 3.According to a press release from the theme park, Riptide consists of two swirling tracks that will carry two two-person rafts through a race to the splash pool at the bottom. “Riptide Race is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio. "In spite of the coronavirus pandemic and the hit many tourist attractions took, SeaWorld continues to add to its area parks at a feverish pace .orlandoweekly.com
Aquatica inches closer to opening new ‘Riptide Race’ attraction
ORLANDO, Fla – SeaWorld’s Aquatica water park is getting close to allowing guests to splash across the finish line at its newest water slide Riptide Race. Park officials said the new family slide will open this spring and will be Florida’s first-ever dueling racer water slide. Crews working to finish new Riptide Race water slide at Aquatica (SeaWorld)“Riptide Race is a racing and dueling water slide with three racing sections, and one head-to-head dueling section, which is a world’s first element. Crews working to finish new Riptide Race water slide at Aquatica (SeaWorld)“Riptide Race is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly water slide lineups in Orlando," Aquatica Orlando Vice PresidentDavid Heaton said. Crews working to finish new Riptide Race water slide at Aquatica (SeaWorld)Guests must be 42 inches to ride.