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KareKare Curl water slide joins Aquatica at SeaWorld Orlando

The newest attraction to join the lineup of Aquatica’s excellent collection of water park fun is KareKare Curl, a raft ride that provides riders a high speed drop and a moment of weightlessness at the top of the boomerang wall. “KareKare” means “waves” in the… Read More »KareKare Curl water slide joins Aquatica at SeaWorld Orlando

Ending Summer with a splash at SeaWorld Aquatica

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It is Labor Day, the last day of summer 2014, and we decided to head to SeaWorld Aquatica for a little R&R. It is absolutely the busiest I’ve ever seen SeaWorld Aquatica.

It is about 100° today, when you factor in the humidity. So it’s a good idea to stay hydrated. Even if you’re in the water most of the day.

Crowds mean you will have to wait for your favorite water slide, however it is a still pretty easy to walk around and the wave pools and rivers are manageable.

We ate lunch at Waterstone Grill where there was a slow moving line but good burgers and other items. As with all SeaWorld dining, there are no straws with your drinks. Two adults and two kids meals was about $33. Not too bad really.

Photos and more below:

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I’m about to Drop In On Ihu’s Breakaway Falls

Tomorrow morning I’ll be climbing 126 steps to a height of 80 feet to experience Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. Orlando’s tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind opens officially May 9. But I’m getting a preview tomorrow. The question is, am I brave… Read More »I’m about to Drop In On Ihu’s Breakaway Falls

Ihu’s Breakaway Falls to take Aquatica to New Heights and Big Thrills on May 9th

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It’s not as well themed as Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, but Seaworld Orlando’s Aquatica water park has become my favorite destination for the family waterpark experience. They have a great range of water rides and a few unique experiences that make me want to return again and again. With Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, Aquatica is adding a new ride high on the thrill spectrum.

Those brave enough to ride will experience a watery free-fall when Ihu’s Breakaway Falls – the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in the southern United States – opens on May 9.

This balloon represents the height of 80ft from which riders will drop into the slide.

This balloon represents the height of 80ft from which riders will drop into the slide.

At nearly 80 feet tall, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is where thrill seekers face their fears and each other. After stepping into one of three clear “breakaway boxes,” they’ll watch each other fall one-by-one as the floor underneath them disappears. They’ll never know who’s going to breakaway first – and the anticipation of who drops next is part of the wild ride!

“With four unique slide paths, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls brings a whole new level of thrill to Aquatica Orlando,” said Bryan Nadeau, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “Riders can step into three breakaway boxes or test their bravery on a fourth open slide for a different, but just as thrilling experience. No matter which slide you choose, once you get to the top, the only way down is down.”

We were able to conduct a quick interview with Nadeau and then took a hard hat tour o the construction site where Nadeau offered a few more details.

Follow below the jump for some Fun Facts about Ihu’s Breakaway Falls:

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica Returns After 2pm Pass

One of the blessings of living in Central Florida are the late summer nights of warm weather and good light. Sure they’re periodically interrupted by rain storms, but if you’re a local and don’t mind changing plans at the last minute, there’s little more enjoyable… Read More »SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica Returns After 2pm Pass