World's Tallest River Rapids Attraction Reaches New Heights
SeaWorld Orlando’s All-New Infinity Falls Opening
ORLANDO, Fla. (July 18, 2018) – Construction is
coming to a close at SeaWorld Orlando as Infinity Falls – the highly
anticipated new attraction opening at SeaWorld Orlando this summer – takes its
place in the Orlando skyline. The record-breaking new attraction was “topped
off” over the weekend as cranes lifted the final piece of the rides iconic blue
and gray tower into place. The whimsical tower structure, blending modern
architecture with ancient ruins, reaches a height of 67 feet and surrounds the
attractions unique vertical lift. The 41-ton steel tower, made up of 10
pre-fabricated segments, took crews five nights to install. When it opens,
Infinity Falls will feature the world’s tallest drop on a river raft ride.
The new attraction brings the thrill of white-water rafting
into a new experience the family can enjoy together. Aboard the rides
8-passenger circular rafts, riders will embark on an adventure through a lush
rainforest environment inspired by some of the world’s most incredible
freshwater ecosystems. The new attraction will feature dynamic drops and turns,
interactive water elements, and allow visitors to experience the feel of
exhilarating rapids. The ride will also feature an innovative vertical lift
designed to transport the rafts to the top of the ride’s 40-foot drop in just
over five seconds.
The new attraction will be the centerpiece of a newly themed
area designed to resemble the basecamp of explorers and scientists. After
riding Infinity Falls, the entire family can explore the basecamp and take part
in interactive experiences that combine play with education to create a
positive impact on freshwater ecosystems, reinforcing “Park to Planet
” in real
time, a mission to help guests understand some of the challenges facing the
planet and inspiring them to help.
SeaWorld Orlando Pass Members can be among the first to ride
Infinity Falls when it opens. The park plans to announce an opening date in the
coming weeks. Right now, Florida residents can purchase a SeaWorld Orlando
Annual Pass for less than $15 per month with EZpay.
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