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Aquatica to Add Dueling Race Slide in 2020

Aquatica to Add Dueling Race Slide in 2020

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Sea World owned Aquatica water park often takes the top spot for outdoor water parks in Orlando and the US. The park plans to add Florida’s first dueling racer slide for 2020!

Riptide Race will put you face to face and side by side with your competition at various points in the ride. Racers will start 68 feet in the air and rush through high-speed closed tunnels on their way down almost 650 feet of slide to the finish!

Racers will grab a pal and hop into a two-person raft. The ride features low walls so that each team can keep an eye on each other throughout the journey! The minimum height for this attraction will be 42″ and the Aquatica site categorizes it as a family thrill ride.

Riptide Race at Aquatica Orlando

Annual Passholders will be the first guests to experience the new ride. Aquatica Annual passes start at $111 or 9.25 per month for Florida Residents and $111 for anyone residing outside of Florida.

The site is a little misleading as it asks you to view “full-priced” options for non-Florida residents when the prices are identical. The difference is that Florida Residents can select monthly pay and guests from other states can’t. The pricing is identical.

My family and I have been eager to try Aquatica for a while, and this may be the push we need to give it a go. The blackout dates on the cheapest annual pass appear to be mostly for Saturdays, so we could still use the pass on our summer trips as long as we avoid going on a Saturday.

I previously wrote about our favorite water park, Universal’s Volcano Bay, for the blog. Once we were driving to Volcano Bay from Disney World and my son saw a sign for Aquatica proclaiming it the best water park in Orlando. He scoffed, “How could it be better than Volcano Bay?” I guess we will have to find out!

Have you been to Aquatica? Was it really the best in the area or best in the US?

-Rebecca W Davis

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