We were recently invited to Aquatica Orlando to check out the construction on their new slide Riptide Race. This slide is expected to open in spring 2020 and when it does it will be Florida’s first dueling water slide!
As you can see construction is still happening to add the final slide pieces to the tower. Once complete Riptide Race will be Aquatica Orlando’s second-largest slide tower at 68 feet tall. Even though this tower is tall, it is a family-friendly slide with a height requirement of 42 inches tall. Riders will expereince all 650 feet of slide via a two person raft. However, if you have a group thats an odd number, single riders can be accomidated on this slide. This ensures everyone will be able to experience Riptide Race.
What makes this slide unique not only to Aquatica, but also Florida as a whole is the dueling aspect. The green colored pieces of the slide feature lower walls where youll be able to see the guests in the raft next to you. This will bring the element that each ride will be a whole new experience!
Riptide Race will end in more of a splash pad format rather than a pool. This will allow an easier time to exit the experince for most guests. This really continues to add to its family friendly format.
Additionally Aquatica Orlando will also be additing its first full service bar, Motu’s Bar! Motu is the turtle mascot you may notice around the park. Adults will be able to grab a drink and relax at the beach area. This bar will also feature some appitizers to go with the drinks.
We are looking forward to the opening of Riptide Race in the spring of 2020! For more information on Riptide Race head to Aquatica’s website here.