Aquatica adding Riptide Race, a dueling-rafts water slide
Riptide Race, a side-byside, dueling-rafts water slide, will be added to the lineup at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park.
It’s expected to open in 2020, the Orlando park announced Friday afternoon.
The new slide will be located at the water park’s Banana Beach Cookout and Ray Rush, which opened in 2018. Riptide
Race will be the first addition since KareKare Curl opened last spring.
The ride will start from a 68-foot tower and travel more than 650 feet of slide, officials say. “Racers will navigate tight loops and accelerations through indoor and outdoor sections,” a news release says. Each raft will hold two people apiece. The attraction will have low walls so that non-riders can watch easily.
considered cost-burdened, meaning they spend at least a third of their income on rent.
Housing experts estimate Orange County will need to add 30,000 living spaces over the next 10 years to keep up with its expanding population.
Blum, a former legal aid lawyer, was co-founder of Grand Avenue Economic Community Development Corp., which is now called Pathlight HOME.
In 1996, it converted the Ramada Inn at John Young Parkway and Colonial Drive into the Maxwell Terrace Apartments, then turned another hotel on U.S. 441 into the Maxwell Garden Apartments.
Both locations offer
Its height requirement will be 42 inches.
“Riptide Race will offer a ride experience you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Florida,” said David Heaton, vice president of the water park. “Aquatica will be the first water park in the state to have a thrilling, and more importantly, dueling water slide.” serve formerly homeless populations.
The county agreed in July to give $75,000 to Pathlight to pay for pre-development costs to build three single-family homes on vacant land behind Maxwell Gardens near Lake Holden.
Blum said Pathlight decided it also could fit the micro homes on adjacent property.
Riptide Race, a dueling water slide featuring rafts, will open at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park, in 2020.