SeaWorld Orlando is hinting at a new attraction coming to their Aquatica water park. Using the hashtag #NothingTaller on social media, the park claims will the attraction will be the tallest water thrill ride in Orlando, opening in 2014. Update: Aquatica Orlando’s new slide is called Ihu’s Breakaway Falls – and more details can be found below.
SeaWorld Orlando first opened Aquatica in 2008, and added a new water slide (Omaka Rocka) in 2010. Since that time SeaWorld also opened Aquatica water parks in both San Antonio (2012) and San Diego (2013). Hallmarks of all Aquatica parks are not only the water slides, pools, and attractions, but incorporation of animals as well. Let’s hope this new #NothingTaller attraction includes an animal component too. Continue reading for more details from SeaWorld’s press release.
Update March 13, 2014
Are you ready to drop? Follow Aquatica Orlando’s Vice President Bryan Nadeau Behind the Falls for an insider’s look into Ihu’s Breakaway Falls – the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in Orlando AND all of the southern United States – dropping only at Aquatica Orlando May 9.
At nearly 80 feet tall, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is where you’ll face your fears and each other. Offering four unique slide paths, you’ll step into one of three “breakaway boxes” and watch each other fall one-by-one or test your bravery on a fourth open slide for a different but just as thrilling experience. You’ll never know who’s going to breakaway first – and the anticipation of who drops next is part of the wild ride!
Update November 12, 2013
Get ready to brave a watery free-fall at Aquatica Orlando’s all-new water thrill slide coming in 2014 – Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. The drop slide will be the tallest, steepest and only multi-slide ride of its kind in Orlando.
The slide is named after Ihu, Aquatica Orlando’s colorful gecko, who searches for the biggest thrills, steepest hills and the coolest spills in the waterpark.
Update October 23, 2013
VIDEO sneak peek of Aquatica’s new water slide simply billed as… Nothing Taller. Stay tuned for more information about Aquatica Orlando’s new attraction – the tallest water thrill ride of its type in Orlando, #NothingTaller.
Original post from September 6, 2013 follows below…
Compiled from SeaWorld Orlando’s Press Releases
A height-test balloon, was spotted several weeks ago over Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, in Orlando. This type of balloon is commonly used by theme parks to check sight lines for new attractions. Speculation at the time had the balloon 50 feet off the ground. That information is incorrect.
The balloon was more than 100 feet high. Something tall is coming to Aquatica Orlando in 2014. Although designers haven’t shared details of the new attraction, they confirm it will be the tallest water thrill ride of its type in Orlando. Stay tuned for more information.