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Florida’s first dueling water slide to debut at Aquatica Orlando in 2020

by Brittani Tuttle

Aquatica Orlando is set to make a big splash in 2020 with the addition of Florida’s first-ever dueling water slide, Riptide Race.

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Starting at the top of a 68-foot tower, riders will grab a raft and take their positions in side-by-side racing lanes. Each raft will hold a team of two, so every rider will have a partner as they speed toward victory. The new slide will also feature low walls to offer a full view of riders’ competition. Racers will travel through tight loops and accelerations through both indoor and outdoor sections as they speed to the finish through nearly 650 feet of slide.

“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,” said David Heaton, vice president of Aquatica Orlando. “Riptide Race is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando.”

Riptide Race will have a height requirement of 42 inches to offer the experience to families with children, and the slide will be located on the north side of the park, next to Banana Beach Cook Out.

To learn more about Aquatica Orlando, visit Aquatica.com/Orlando.

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