In Orlando, Aquatica is introducing Florida’s first-ever dueling racer. Riptide Race, new for 2021, is a Dueling PIPEline from ProSlide waterslide race that pits teams against each other. It is the world’s tallest dueling racer waterslide. Starting atop a 68 foot (21 m) tower, riders grab a two-person raft before racing along the 650 foot (198 m) slide with low walls, so they can keep an eye on their opponents. It’s a dash to the splash as guests compete in this side-by-side raft run through high-speed tunnels, twists, and turns.
Aquatica, boasting more waterslides than any other waterpark in Orlando, offers something fun for everyone with high-speed adventures that get hearts racing, kid-friendly water play areas, a vibrant selection of dining experiences, and white-sand beaches offering the perfect spot to relax. Modified with enhanced health and safety protocols, each park experience includes increased cleaning and sanitation, temperature checks, face covering requirements, and limited capacity.
“We are thrilled to introduce Riptide Race, an experience you won’t find anywhere else in Florida,” said Kyle Miller, Park President. “Aquatica is the first waterpark in the state to have a dueling racer and we know our guests are going to love the fun of challenging their friends and family in a race to the finish, Riptide Race is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando. Health and safety continue to be a top priority for our parks, and we can’t wait to see our guests enjoy this new ride.”