Riptide Race is splashing into Aquatica Orlando in 2020 with a one-of-a-kind new park attraction that will thrill park-goers—Florida’s first-ever dueling water slide.
Starting atop a 68-foot tower, riders will be able to grab a raft and take their mark in side-by-side racing lanes at top speeds. Each raft holds a team of two, so every rider will have a partner as they plunge toward a hopeful victory. Plus, Riptide Race rafts feature low walls to ensure full view of the competition. Dueling face-to-face, racers will navigate tight loops and accelerations through indoor and outdoor sections. It’s a marathon to the finish through nearly 650 feet of splashing slide!
“Riptide Race will offer a ride experience you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Florida. Aquatica will be the first waterpark in the state to have a thrilling, and more importantly, dueling water slide,” said David Heaton, Aquatica Orlando vice 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.”
Riptide Race will have a height requirement of 42 inches to appeal to families with children, and the new slide will be conveniently located on the north side of the park next to Banana Beach Cook Out.
Assemble your squad and get ready to turn up the fun at Aquatica in 2020.
For the second year in a row, Aquatica Orlando has opened a new attraction – KareKare Curl – brining a new thrill to my favorite waterpark!
In case you were wondering where the attraction gets its name, let me tell you!
“KareKare” means “waves” in the Maori language and when combined with “Curl” meaning in a curved shape, this new ride could be described as a “curve shaped wave” which riders will experience when climbing the vertical wave wall in a high-adrenaline experience full of moments of weightlessness.
As with any new attraction, there are a few things know about before you board your raft to take on. KareKare Curl.
Know Before You Go – KareKare Curl
On KareKare, there are no single riders allowed and the ride requires two riders per raft.
The maximum weight combined of both riders is 400 lbs (182 kgs) with an individual maximum weight of 250 lbs (113 kgs).
Riders must be 48 inches tall to ride KareKare Curl.
There is a new raft design for KareKare Curl where you ride face to face with your ride buddy.
More timid riders are able to wear a life vest, and they’re free to use and can be found just outside of the entrance to the attraction,
Currently, KareKare Curl is not part of their Quick Queue program…but it looks like it will be later this year!
You can take a look at the full list of Safety Instructions below…
Will you be taking a ride on KareKare Curl at Aquatica? I know I will!!!