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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:
Local media were invited to experience the newest water park attraction in Orlando today — Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica. We, of course, brought our daredevil of a son to give us the kid’s point of view of this thrilling drop slide. Ihu’s… Read More »Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica – A Kid’s View
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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.
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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