Riptide Race Opening at Aquatica this April

Riptide Race Aquatica Orlando

Get ready to race down Riptide Race, the world’s tallest dueling waterslide, at Aquatica Orlando on April 3, 2021!

Riptide Race, new for 2021, is an adrenaline-pumping waterslide race that pits teams against each other in a splash to the finish line.

Racers start atop a 68-foot tower, where they will grab a two-person raft before racing along the 650-foot slide—with low walls, so they can keep an eye on their opponents.

It’s a dash to the splash as guests compete in this side-by-side raft run through high-speed tunnels, twists, and turns. Riptide Race features a height requirement of 42 inches to appeal to families with children.

Guests of all ages will delight in challenging their friends and family members to see which team feels the rush of victory.

“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. Health and safety continue to be a top priority for our parks, and we can’t wait to see our guests enjoy this new ride.”

Speeding through each turn in a down-to-the-wire finish, this fast-paced, high-speed adventure is one that guests will want to experience again and again!

In addition to Riptide Race, guests will have the chance to refuel between races at two NEW dining experiences at Aquatica.

Step out after a thrilling ride on Riptide Race and unwind at Ke-Re’s Bar, a brand-new dining experience for 2021 (with physical distancing measures).

Guests can relax on island time at this open-air bar. Soak in the sun, enjoy unbeatable views of the park, or catch a game on the flat screen.

Refreshing, handcrafted cocktails include:

  • Pineapple Plunge: Malibu Coconut Rum and Pineapple with a twist of Amaretto and Butterscotch
  • Orlando Vice: A flavorful fusion of two island classics—Pina Colada and Strawberry Daiquiri
  • Ke-Re’s Riptide Margarita: Milagro Tequila, mixed with lemonade and the perfect balance of cranberry, strawberry, and lime

Guests can also discover bold new flavors at Papa’s Cantina, opening soon at Aquatica Orlando.

With a menu fit for a Riptide Race champion, Papa’s Cantina offers guests a vibrant, one-of-a-kind dining experience with limited capacity.

New and exclusive to Aquatica Orlando, the menu features crave-able bites and fresh flights, including:

  • Signature Empanadas with a wide variety of savory and sweet fillings. Try the fresh and flavor-packed buffalo chicken, the classic beef and cheese, or the light and airy spinach artichoke empanadas.  Save room for dessert and indulge in the perfectly sweet hazelnut empanada.
  • Boneless Wings seasoned, and hand-tossed to perfection in Papa’s signature sauces. Take the heat, zest it up, or amplify the flavor with Papa’s Secret Sauce.
  • Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Refreshers, featuring Barrilitos Aguas Frescas. Come try refreshing flavors like Watermelon, Strawberry Hibiscus and Mango Lime.
  • Papa’s Special, the ultimate combination of flavor with 4 empanadas, 12 boneless wings, and your choice of 3 signature dipping sauces.

Aquatica Orlando is home to more waterslides than any other waterpark in Orlando, and offers something fun for everyone with high-speed adventures that get hearts racing, kid-friendly water play areas, a vibrant selection of dining experiences, and white-sand beaches offering the perfect spot to relax.

Modified with enhanced health and safety protocols, each park experience includes increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, face covering requirements, and limited capacity. 

Best Way to Play:

Be among the first to ride Riptide Race with an Annual Pass. Right now, guests can save up to 20% on Annual Passes starting at low as $11 per month (offer ends March 28). 

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SeaWorld Reopening Announcement – 411

During the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting on May 27th Marc Swanson, interim CEO of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment unveiled their plan for reopening their parks in Orlando.

Let’s not waste any more time…on to the slides!!!!

SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, and Discovery Cove’s Reopening Proposal

SeaWorld Orlando Reopening Plan

SeaWorld will be holding an Employee Appreciation night on June 10 and will be reopening to the general public on June 11th with new procedures and protocols to ensure guest and team member safety.

SeaWorld Orlando Reopening Plan

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment are putting forth a comprehensive plan to enhance all aspects of park operations.

Before entering the park:

  • New signage and floor markings will be in place to communicate expectations and enhancements
  • Guest will be required to wear a face mask
  • Temperature screenings will be conducted prior to ticketing, and any guest with a temperature over 100.4 will not be admitted to the park
SeaWorld Orlando Reopening Plan

When entering the park, SeaWorld is implementing a number of new policies to increase safety by promoting physical distancing and sanitation.

  • Enhanced Cleaning protocols for arrival areas, attractions, restaurants, and retail shops
  • Increased space at turnstiles to accommodate physical distancing
  • Reduction of contact during ticketing by removing the fingerprint requirement to enter the turnstiles.

When it’s time to eat, you will notice a number of changes to restaurants and food offerings.

  • Increased access to touchless payment technology
  • Restaurants will have seating layouts modified to accommodate physical distancing
  • Tables and chairs will be sanitized regularly
  • Disposable paper menus will replace traditional menus
  • Buffets will be modified or closed
  • Additional prepackaged “Grab and Go” items will be made available

Additional enhancements will be made to retail shops to reduce guest interactions and increase safety.

  • New signage will be in place to designate entrance and exits to ensure a clear flow of traffic.
  • Queues will have floor markings for physical distancing
  • Restocking will be done after hours to reduce employee numbers in the shops when guests are present
  • Additional availability of touchless payment technology

Animal viewing areas and interactions will still be available but will be working with limited capacity or limited hours.

  • Animal viewing areas will remain open with limited capacity
  • Selected tours and interactions will be restricted to one party at a time
  • Only tours that can accommodate physical distancing will operate

SeaWorld’s water parks, Aquatica and Discovery Cove, will reopen to guests along with their other parks.

Increased cleaning and sanitation standards, limited guest capacity, and physical distancing measures are being put in place to ensure CDC recommendations for safety are fulfilled.

We will be updating you once the proposal has been approved and more details are announced.

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SeaWorld Orlando 2020 Preschool Card

SeaWorld Orlando Aquatica Orlando Preschool Card 2020

SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando are once again offering their 2020 Preschool Card exclusively for Florida Residents. 

Kids 5 and younger can experience an ocean of experiences that are perfect for pint-sized guests with the free Preschool Card valid for unlimited visits to SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando through December 31, 2020. 

The 2020 Preschool Fun Card includes popular, family friendly SeaWorld events including Inside Look, Elmo’s Birthday Celebration, Sesame Street Kids’ Weekend, Seven Seas Food Festival, Electric Ocean and the kid-favorite Spooktacular.

Advance registration must be completed online for the Preschool Card by February 3, 2020 and guests must redeem their ticket by March 31, 2020.

To learn more and to register for the Preschool Card, Florida Residents can visit: https://seaworld.com/orlando/tickets/preschool-free-admission/.

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Riptide Race Rushing Into Aquatica in 2020

Aquatica Orlando is racing into 2020 with a one-of-a-kind new park attraction that will thrill park-goers—Florida’s first-ever dueling water slide, Riptide Race.

Riptide Race Aquatica Orlando

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.

The best way to experience Aquatica is with an Aquatica Orlando Annual Pass or Fun Card. Guests can become Aquatica Annual Pass holders for as little as $9.25 per month, offer ends December 3, and enjoy 12 months of visits and receive park benefits and rewards including FREE parking, priority access to ride Riptide Race in 2020, in-park discounts and much more. Or, guests can purchase a Fun Card which provides unlimited access to the park for the entire 2020 operating season for only $76.99 – Buy a Fun Card now and get the rest of the 2019 operating season for FREE¹. For more information, visit AquaticaOrlando.com.

Assemble your squad and get ready to turn up the fun at Aquatica in 2020.

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Riptide Race speeds into Aquatica in 2020

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.

Riptide Race Aquatica Orlando 2020

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.

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KareKare Curl at Aquatica Orlando

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

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.

weight KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

The maximum weight combined of both riders is 400 lbs (182 kgs) with an individual maximum weight of 250 lbs (113 kgs).

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando
First off…sorry for the feet pic… You and your ride buddy will have to step on a scale to check that you meet weight requirements. This may seem awkward at first, but just remember that it is for your safety and that rider groups are switched often.

Riders must be 48 inches tall to ride KareKare Curl.

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

There is a new raft design for KareKare Curl where you ride face to face with your ride buddy.

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

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,

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

Currently, KareKare Curl is not part of their Quick Queue program…but it looks like it will be later this year!

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

You can take a look at the full list of Safety Instructions below…

KareKare Curl Aquatica Orlando

Will you be taking a ride on KareKare Curl at Aquatica? I know I will!!!

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