Ray Rush debuts at Orlando's Aquatica water park

May 11, 2018, 11:49 AM · SeaWorld's Aquatica water park in Orlando this morning debuted its latest water slide — Ray Rush.

I wasn't able to attend the opening this morning as I am still on the west coast following yesterday's SeaWorld San Diego premiere of Electric Eel. But the park sent along some video of the ride, which I've edited for our vicarious enjoyment.

Ray Rush is a 60-foot-tall, four-person raft slide that includes water jet launches, a giant translucent sphere, and an open-air halfpipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray. The height requirement is 42 inches.

"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," David Heaton, Aquatica Orlando vice president, said in a statement released by the park. "The experience on Ray Rush will be unlike anything offered in Florida."

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May 11, 2018 at 12:16 PM

Looks like so much fun. I'm not a big fan of Aquatica (mostly because enclosed slides make me feel claustrophobic) but this looks like a great addition. Locals protip: Aquatica often fills to capacity over the summer. Largely because Seaworld sold so many bogo annual passes. If you're going to Aquatica, make sure to get there early.

May 11, 2018 at 12:24 PM

Sorry...I'm just not a fan of these clover-leaf raft slides. They're super low capacity, and the experience is not that great compared to body slides, tube slides, straight toboggan raft slides, or the large 6-person rapids style attractions. This is very much like Colossal Curl at Water Country USA and Adventure Island, a mashup of elements that just makes the line move slower.

May 11, 2018 at 5:06 PM

Hang Time at Knott's is open for a passholders only preview Fri. 11th through Sun. 13th. Just show your pass at the ride entrance. Lines were short today.

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