Aquatica Orlando sets the opening date for the Riptide Race


ORLANDO, Florida – Aquatica Orlando, SeaWorld’s water park, will open its newest attraction, the Riptide Race, on April 3rd.

What you need to know

  • The Riptide Race will open on April 3rd
  • The riders will run through nearly 650 feet of slide
  • SeaWorld advertises Florida’s first duel racer
  • The ride will have a height requirement of 42 inches

The duel water slide attraction will feature tight loops that riders running side by side will navigate through.

Starting from a 68-foot tower, riders climb into rafts that can hold up to two people and speed through nearly 650-foot slide. The attraction will have sections that are both indoors and outdoors.

The attraction is 42 inches high.

Pass members will get early access to the attraction on April 1st and 2nd from 4pm to 7pm, according to SeaWorld.

The Riptide Race, announced by SeaWorld as Florida’s first duel racer, was originally scheduled to debut in 2020, but SeaWorld has pushed back many of its attractions from opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since reopening last summer, Aquatica has put in place a number of health and safety measures, including temperature checks, face mask requirements and capacity limits. Visitors must also make a parking reservation.

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Janet Smith