If you are looking to breakaway this Spring, SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica theme park will be the place to go. Opening May 9, the newest tallest water slide is set to open. Whoo hoo Ihu! This new attraction will provide guests an experience many have never had before. Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is the only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in the southern United States. Clearly a “must-do” if you have plans to visit SeaWorld this year.
Visitors to this Orlando theme park will climb the stairs watching the riders ahead of them drop. Once you are at the top, there is only one way down! There will be four tubes, three of which are called “breakway boxes.” The fourth option does not include the floor drop, but provides all of the other thrills.
The breakaway riders will stand in a box and will drop from the 80-foot-high platform going down in the clear tubes. Looking down, there is absolutely nothing to see! Once the floor disappears, you’ll drop at the rate of 20-24 feet per second for about 40 feet. Moving at about 16 mph, guests will then slide around 360-degree spirals. While it may take a long time to go up, the trip down will take place in about 20 to 30 seconds.
To be able to experience this new attraction, you’ll need to be at least 48 inches tall. You’ll need to have a lot of nerve too! This ride brings a whole new level of thrill to Aquatica Orlando.
ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Purchase your tickets early for some of the best savings. As of the end of February, Disney has raised their park tickets, and SeaWorld is sure to follow. Look into multi-park passes so you can experience Aquatica at a discounted rate compared to a single-day theme park ticket.