SeaWorld’s much-loved Aquatica Orlando waterpark will be home to a new dueling water slide in 2020, known as the Riptide Race. The slide will be the first dueling racer in Florida and will take visitors on a high-speed journey through tunnels.

After launching from a 68 ft. tower, riders will slide face-to-face and side-by-side, as they race down lanes which can hold two rides in a raft. The lanes will twist and turn around tight loops and beneath low walls. The slide is 650ft. in length and will boast both indoor and outdoor sections.

The Riptide Race is to be situated next to Aquatica Orlando’s Banana Beach Cook Out. Riders will need to be at least 42 inches high.

David Heaton, vice president of Aquatica Orlando, said: “Riptide Race will offer a ride experience you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Florida.

“Aquatica will be the first waterpark in the state to have a thrilling, and more importantly, dueling water slide.

“Riptide Race is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly water slide lineups in Orlando,” Heaton added.

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