Aquatica Orlando's Ray Rush Now Open

New Family Raft Slide Offers Three-in-one Thrills for Guests of All Ages

Orlando, Fla. (May 11, 2018) – Ray Rush, now open, an exciting new family raft slide at Aquatica Orlando.

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Orlando, Fla. (May 11, 2018) – A brand-new family raft slide has officially splashed down at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. Ray Rush is a fully-loaded water adventure which combines three unique slide elements, never before seen at Aquatica, into one action-packed attraction the entire family can enjoy together.

The nearly 60-foot tall attraction brings family and friends together as they take on three exciting slide elements in rafts that seat up to four riders. First, riders will be launched with powerful water jets designed to propel the rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Next, riders enter a giant translucent sphere, rocking back and forth as waves of water swirl around them. Finally, riders will drop into the attraction’s signature element, an open-air half-pipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray.

“The combination of these three unique slide elements seamlessly blended into one attraction creates a ride experience that is both thrilling and family-friendly, it’s the perfect addition to our slide portfolio,” said David Heaton, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “The experience on Ray Rush will be unlike anything offered in Florida. Aquatica will be the first waterpark in the state to combine these three unique elements into one attraction.”

Ray Rush has a rider height requirement of 42” to appeal to families with children. The new slide is located next to Walkabout Waters on the north side of the park. The Walhalla Wave family raft slide, which was temporarily closed to accommodate the construction of Ray Rush, has also reopened. The ride officially opens to the public with the park on Saturday, May 12 at 9 a.m. Aquatica Orlando, which was recently voted “Best Water Park” by Orlando Sentinel readers, is open daily, year-round. For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit AquaticaOrlando.com.

Best Way to Play:
The best way to experience Aquatica is with an Aquatica Orlando Annual Pass. Aquatica Pass Members enjoy unlimited admission and free parking as well as discounts. Right now, Aquatica Pass Members can be among the first to ride Ray Rush with a free one-time Quick Queue valid through June 12. Online reservation required. Limit one per active Pass Member for one-time use. Based on availability. Limited quantities available.

Join the Conversation:
Guests can join the conversation online using #RayRush. For the latest #AquaticaOrlando news and updates, guests can follow Aquatica on Facebook, Aquatica Blog, and the park's brand-new Instagram channel.

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