PHOTO: An artist rendering of the new Infinity Falls Water Ride. (Photo courtesy of Seaworld Parks & Entertainment)
Officials from SeaWorld Orlando have announced new details about the theme park’s latest attraction, the Infinity Falls water ride.
Infinity Falls will debut in the summer of 2018 and will feature the world’s tallest river rapid drop. The design concept for the ride was inspired by the rainforests and flowing rivers of South America.
The new water ride will take the rafts along a river and through a lush jungle environment as guests feel exhilarating Class IV rapids. Passengers will then be transported via a vertical elevator to the top of the river rapid drop, standing 40 feet tall.
“We are constantly looking at new ways to amaze our guests - Infinity Falls will do that, and more,” SeaWorld Orlando Parks president Jim Dean said in a statement. “From the excitement of the thrilling rapids, to the unique vertical lift element, it will be an adventure that appeals to the entire family. Infinity Falls continues our commitment to investing in our park, and developing new ways to entertain and inspire our guests with meaningful, fun-filled vacations.”
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Infinity Falls will be the centerpiece of a newly themed surrounding area, which will be highlighted by a massive rainforest canopy. In addition to the new water ride, guests will be able to explore the village and take part in interactive experiences, with SeaWorld’s Animal Ambassadors also providing up-close encounters with animals native to South America.
“Water makes up more than 70 percent of our planet,” SeaWorld vice president Brian Morrow said. “We developed Infinity Falls to tell new stories that showcase the beauty and sheer power of water and the amazing wildlife that lives in it. The result is a new river rapids adventure for our guests to explore, and actively help freshwater ecosystems in a way that only SeaWorld can bring to life.”
Not only has SeaWorld announced details about Infinity Falls, but theme park officials also provided a sneak peek into the park’s new show debuting Memorial Day weekend and announced the new virtual reality experience on the Kraken roller coaster, opening June 16.