I had the opportunity to check out the NEW water adventure at Aquatica yesterday at a Media Event, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. Have you seen the commercials or heard about it on the radio yet? It is the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in Orlando.
What I thought was really cool was that there are FOUR different slides that you can go down….so you can pick a different color each time and get a different experience.
There are THREE that have the drop, and one that is a slide. However, I will tell you that they told me that the slide is just as THRILLING as the drop slides!
I did climb the 126 steps to the top of the eight-story tower (nearly 80 feet), and I did step into one of three colorful breakaway boxes. BUT, I chickened out! I did watch rider after rider have an awesome time, and I heard that there was an 8-year old boy that was there earlier and rode it 12 TIMES! But, I got nervous. Now the next time I go, I want to bring my kiddos (they had school and weren’t able to come with me this time) and I am thinking my son will definitely want to do this one!
Now, as the door closes around you, you will cross your arms and give a thumbs up in preparation for your drop — you’ll never know when the floor beneath them will disappear! YES, the FLOOR DISAPPEARS! Facing each other, riders watch as their fellow riders fall. Adding to the anticipation is the sound of a heartbeat, which can be heard in the background while bracing for the drop. Once the floor disappears, riders drop 20-24 feet per second launching them into a spiraling speed slide culminating in a final splashdown.
“Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is the reason to visit Aquatica Orlando this summer,” said Bryan Nadeau, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “From the daring height, crazy drops, and intense speed, this thrilling new attraction brings a whole new level of excitement to an already amazing park that has so much for every age.”
From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and the remarkable animal habitats that are the hallmark of SeaWorld®, Aquatica Orlando delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 42 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches.
Stay cool, relax, and enjoy your own private cabana with a view of Roa’s Rapids® at the all-new Roa’s Island River View Cabanas. I loved checking out the Cabanas – what a fabulous way to enjoy some extra shade and privacy!
The Annual Pass prices start at just $96.
If you go and get BREAK AWAY BRAVE – make sure to let us know🙂