Journey to Atlantis reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Journey to Atlantis, a flume ride at SeaWorld Orlando. (The minimum height to ride is 42 inches.)
Written by Robert Niles
This Mack water coaster debuted in 1998, as SeaWorld's first thrill ride. It's SeaWorld, where park rules dictate that you have to get wet, so it shouldn't have surprised anyone when the park's first roller coaster kicked off with a soaking flume-ride drop.
After boarding, riders proceed through a short dark ride sequence when the Siren beckons riders into the mythical city of Atlantis. But soon, the siren transforms into a demon and riders are expelled from the temple down the ride's signature waterfall.
After a turnaround, riders return to the temple for a final encounter with the siren/demon, in a short roller coaster segment leading to a final splashdown... and thorough soaking.
OK, so it isn't the world's best flume ride or the world's best roller coaster, but I really like this ride! The combination of water ride and roller coaster is really fun, and who doesn't like a little cool-down on a hot Florida day?! - Christy Hall
Very good ride. The facade is beautiful, as is the interior dark-ride scenes, though some effects are extremely dated and cheesy. It's also pretty thrilling with the major drop and coaster section. You can also get pretty wet on this one, which is perfect for a SeaWorld ride. - Bryce McGibeny
Good ride not better then Rip saw falls at IOA but I love the end the coastet part. - Giovanny Cruz
It is a good flume ride but not the best the drop is incredible and the coaster section at the end is a nice surprise. - Jack Ainslie
Great 2 drops in this ride but the inside is ridiculous and extremely outdated! 7/10 - D H
9/10. I actually like this better than Splash Mountain. Of the flume rides in Orlando, I rank them Dudley Do Right, Journey to Atlantis, Splash Mountain. - Nick Dakuginow
my little sis hates this ride because shes afraid of the medusa love it pure fun if you don,t want to get wet sit in the back - Manny Rodriguez
When I first rode this ten years ago I thought it was just another flume ride. Boy was I wrong! I love the last part of the ride with the transition to a rollercoaster! - Terry R
This ride has the opportunity to be great but as of late it's fallen into average status. The dark ride portion is nice, but of course could be updated. The drops give a nice little thrill and the roller coaster portion is quite a surprise on your first ride! Warning: you will get SOAKED in the front row, sprinkled in the others. - David Garey
9/10 Very good needs a refurb to make it a little longer - Vini Santos
My favourite flume ride i think. I love the little surprise coaster bit at the end which adds another hidden element, and yes, you WILL get wet no matter where you sit! - Samantha McCrae
my 2nd favorite log flume ride behind islands of adventures rip saw falls. i like the rollercoaster part. - luis m
This was a good ride when I rode i sat in the second seat man i got soaked and the drop was amazing you could deffinatly feel the G,force on your body.The thing was that freaked me out was when it was about 3 seconds to drop i was like nooooooooooooooooo but there was no turning bak then so when it got ready to drop i held on tight and down it went. I sill hated that feeling in my stomach but its not really that bad i mean thats what rides are made for right! I just wish it lasted longer like it went up again atleast 3 times after the first big drop then that ride wouldve been amazing! But for the most part if you go to sea world this is a must ride to get on. - anton Pearman
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