The new high-rise slide is set to become the tallest and steepest water slide, featuring multiple slide experiences in Orlando.
If you have never been to SeaWorld's Aquatica water park—located just around the corner from Vista Cay Resort by Millenium—then here's one more reason to add it to your theme park and attractions line-up on your next visit to Orlando. Aquatica opened in 2008 and since then it has become a great sidekick attraction to SeaWorld Orlando, known worldwide for its star resident—Shamu the Killer Whale. SeaWorld is actually the second oldest theme park in the Orlando area, since it first opened its doors in 1973—two years after Disney’s Magic Kingdom.
The new waterslide announcement is being advertised with the curious slogan of "something tall is coming to Aquatica Orlando in 2014", leaving the entire hospitality and tourism community wondering about how tall this new attraction may be. Water parks have long been a complementary attraction for Orlando’s theme park, allowing families to cool-off while enjoying Central Florida’s warm and sunny weather. In addition, the lower price point for most water parks—in comparison to Disney and Universal’s theme parks—makes them a favorite among families traveling to Orlando on a budget.
Currently, Wet'n Wild claims to have the tallest water slide in Orlando with their iconic "Der Stuka", which drops people down a 6-story free-fall style tower slide. When Aquatica's "Ihu" opens, it will be expected to dethrone the reigning water slide at Wet'n Wild. Disney fans may be disappointed to know that none of this franchise’s water parks—namely Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach—have a daring water slide like Ihu’s Breakaway Falls.
Considering that Vista Cay Resort by Millenium is just over 2 miles away from Aquatica, we look forward to being your home base when you come down to Orlando to experience the newest and tallest water slide in Central Florida.