While I've decided against doing a formal trip report of my recent vacation in Florida, there are a few things from the trip that are worthy of their own discussion. Over the next couple weeks, I'll be posting a few threads to generate discussion on the topics. This one is a review of Infinity Falls, one of the attractions I got to experience for the first time this trip.
Water rides seem to be one of the most divisive types of theme park attractions. There are some who absolutely love them, some who absolutely loathe them, and many who land somewhere in the middle. For me, I enjoy water rides if they have more going for them than simply drenching riders. A good flume ride is just as much a part of my theme park visit as a dark ride or roller coaster, but I'm generally not a big fan of rapids rides and splash boats that don't have much uniqueness to them. Infinity Falls, the rapids ride SeaWorld Orlando installed a couple years ago, is an exception to that rule.
Ordinarily I'd take this time to describe the attraction in detail, but this time things are a bit different. For Christmas last year, I received an Akaso camera, and as parks in Florida tend to be relatively camera friendly, I brought it along with me on this trip. Therefore, join me below for my ride on Infinity Falls!
A few notes on this...SeaWorld parks permit cameras on attractions as long as they are secured to your body using a strap. For this video (and others filmed during the trip), I utilized a wrist mount for my camera. NEVER bring an unsecured camera on to any attraction, and NEVER violate park policies regarding loose articles on rides. Since this was a water ride, I also used a waterproof case, which has the unfortunate effect of muffling sound. I added subtitles for the random comments I made, but be sure to turn your sound up to hear everything. Lastly, SeaWorld does not require masks on their water attractions as it is one party per vehicle (I had the whole raft to myself), so riding maskless was not breaking any rules.
Overall, Infinity Falls was a great rapids ride with excellent landscaping, plenty of splashing, and a couple tricks thrown in that aren't typical of this type. You do get quite wet, but it's not cheap wetness that comes from being blasted by water cannons. I don't know that I'd ride this every visit, but if it's a warm day and the line is reasonable, I'd absolutely do it again (and would love to experience it with a full raft).
If you enjoyed the video and want to see more, let me know. I filmed a number of rider cam and POV videos on the trip, and would be happy to share them if people are interested (though you do lose something when the rider is wearing a mask).Tweet
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