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Aquatica announces vertical expansion; Busch Gardens Williamsburg add a new rock n' roll show

Published: September 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Aquatica, SeaWorld Orlando’s water park, is teasing its new attraction for 2014 with the Twitter hashtag #NothingTaller. The announcement also implicitly confirmed reports of height-test balloons being deployed over Aquatica recently by also releasing an image of a height-test balloon with a tag affixed to it reading 105’.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, SeaWorld announced that the new attraction would be “the tallest water thrill ride of its type in Orlando.” The Sentinel's report suggests Aquatica's new attraction will not be a traditional speed slide, as Disney’s Blizzard Beach’s Summit Plummet extends 120 feet into the air.

In other SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment news, sister park Busch Gardens Williamsburg in Virginia has announced a new show for 2014. London Rocks will play in a renovated Globe Theatre and feature a 25-minute live-action and multimedia tribute to the heyday of rock in England. The area around the theater will be refurbished before next spring, to reflect the theme of the new show.

[Theme Park Insider editor Robert Niles contributed to this report.]

Replies (2)

Mike Gallagher

Published: September 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM

I'm guessing the music of the Sex Pistols and the Buzzcocks will not be part of the BGW London Rocks show. do I dare hope for the Clash? Naaaahhhh...
Dan Barnes

Published: September 11, 2013 at 1:07 PM

I'm glad to finally see live action back in the Globe for the regular season. The 4-D movies are tired and they keep going back to "Pirates". "A Sesame Street Christmas" was a refreshing change for the Globe, even if it was all costumed characters. The Globe was also well past due for an extensive renovation. This new show is a good thing for the Globe in several ways.

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