Four-way drop slide for SeaWorld’s Aquatica


Miami Herald Staff

Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, the newest slide at Aquatica, SeaWorldOrlando’s water park, will be a tall, steep drop with 360-degree spirals that will open May 9, the park announced Friday.

Riders will step into one of three clear “breakaway boxes” nearly 80 feet above the water, then one by one, in random order, the floor under each box will disappear and the box will drop, each taking a different route down, with an almost vertical drop for nearly 40 feet. A fourth route is an open slide.

The slide — “where thrill seekers face their fears” — will be the only one of its kind in the southern U.S. as well as the tallest and steepest, the park said.

Information: www.AquaticaOrlando.com

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