Aquatica Confirms New KareKare Curl Attraction

Hey Thrill Seekers,

SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment are on a bit of a tear at the moment, not only have the officially launch Infinity Falls today but they’ve also announced a new trill ride is heading to Aquatica in 2019.

KareKare Curl is a 2 person raft ride which will have a weightless feel about it.

Here’s what SeaWorld said;

In 2019, Aquatica will become the most thrilling waterpark in Florida with the opening of new thrill slide: KareKare Curl. Holding two passengers per raft, this new slide delivers a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure. The addition of KareKare Curl will make Aquatica Orlando the thrill leader among Florida waterparks, with more high-thrill rides than any other.

Aquatica was recently voted the top water park in the U.S. via a national poll and with this years introduction of Ray Rush and now the plans for KareKare you can see why!

2019 looks like its going to be a great year to visit Orlando!

Smiles included…


New Ray Rush Ride To Open At Aquatica Orlando

Hey Thrill Seekers,

We’ve previously speculated on OAT Live about a new ride coming to Aquatica and this morning SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment have confirmed that we were spot on.

The new ride will be called Ray Rush and will be a family raft ride where visitors will travel through tubes and transparent spheres before encountering an open-air half pipe shaped like a manta ray.

Ray Rush will be the only water ride in Florida to offer a water jet propel system which will launch riders (4 at a time) at 33 feet per second. It will have a height requirement of 42”.

“Ray Rush will offer a ride experience you won’t be able to get anywhere else in Florida. Aquatica will be the first waterpark in the state to combine these three unique elements into one attraction” said Cathy Valeriano, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “Ray Rush is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando.”

Ray Rush will replace HooRoo Run which will close permanently Oct. 31. The new ride will take off from the same existing tower as Walhalla Wave, which will shut down temporarily after Oct. 31. It will reopen with the launch of Ray Rush.

Aquatica are confident that Ray Rush will open Spring 2018.

Smiles included…


Kelly’s Off To Orlando… She’s Pretty Excited

Hey Thrill Seekers,

So it is actually happening……It wasn’t a dream. I am extremely lucky to have been selected to go on an educational trip to Orlando in just 2 weeks time. I’m counting down the sleeps until the day (like a kid at Christmas).

This is my first visit to Orlando and I’m pretty sure it will be the first of many once I get the Florida bug.

This particular familiarisation trip is hosted by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment giving me the opportunity to visit all of the amazing SeaWorld Parks in 4, Jam packed, fun-filled days.

Today I received my itinerary which explained in detail which parks I will be visiting each day and the amazing experiences they have to offer. To say this got me a little more excited would be an understatement – get me on the plane now!

For our first day – We’re off to visit SeaWorld Orlando, the World’s favourite marine park with jaw dropping shows and even more jaw dropping rides, including Manta the face down roller coaster which I’m hoping to ride if I’m brave enough and lets not forget Kraken which will leave my head in a spin after going upside down 7 times.

i love manta

For the second day – Its off to a water park I go. Aquatica to be specific. I am ridiculously excited to visit this park as I love water rides and I get to ride their brand new attraction, the terrifying free-falling water slide (hold on to your bikini’s ladies), Ihu’s Breakaway Falls which features 4 different slides each boasting the steepest and tallest 360 degree spirals in Orlando.



For the third day  – Its off to paradise itself, Discovery Cove. Where I will be able to do one of my life long dreams and swim with a Dolphin. I won’t believe that this is not a dream until I am there being pulled along the water by these beautiful creatures. I have been told that Discovery Cove is an unforgettable and peaceful place which will surely be needed before day 4.

discovery cove trip

For the fourth day – Its off the Tampa I go, to the safari themed park, Busch Gardens….. Eeeekkkk (I might skip breakfast on this day as it may later re-appear). This will be the day I get to ride the new tallest free standing drop tower in North America, the very scary, Falcon’s Fury. I am not a fan of heights but I am not one to go all that way and not ride it (I will just keep my eyes closed). If I survive this I have been told there are many more coasters and rides to experience as well as all the close up encounters with the parks animals.


My countdown to take off has started and I will be sure to post another blog on my return to let you all know if I survived Falcon’s Fury…

Smiles included…



Aquatica’s Ihu’s Breakaway Falls Is Now Open


Hey Thrill Seekers,

Face your fears at Aquatica this summer by riding their new multi drop attraction Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. Breakaway is 20 foot higher than anything else in the park and offers an adrenaline rush like nothing else.

Check out this new video posted just 20 mins ago,

Are you brave enough?