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At a media event this morning, SeaWorld Orlando announced that it is adding another world-class attraction to it’s Central Florida theme park. Infinity Falls will debut in the Summer of 2018 and thrilling rapids will roar through a brand new rainforest river experience, while adventure-seeking guests will plunge down the world’s tallest river rapid drop.
“We are constantly looking at new ways to amaze our guests – Infinity Falls will do that, and more,” said Jim Dean, President of SeaWorld Orlando Parks. “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.”
Infinity Falls will go in the Sea Garden area, near the passholder lounge, and to bring Infinity Falls to life, designers were inspired by the rainforests of South America and the flowing rivers found within. Each raft will twist and turn through a lush jungle environment as guests experience the feel of exhilarating Class IV rapids on a ride that will last for more than four minutes. A unique vertical elevator will lift each eight person raft for a dramatic launch into the river, 40 feet below and then through a simulated jungle canopy.
“Water makes up more than 70% of our planet,” said Brian Morrow, Vice President of Theme Park Design Experience. “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.”
The addition of Infinity Falls is the perfect addition to SeaWorld’s ever-growing ride portfolio. From the roller coaster thrills of Mako, Manta and Kraken to the water flume fun of Journey to Atlantis, Infinity Falls will soon join the park’s famed attractions as a must-do experience in Orlando.
Infinity Falls will be the centerpiece of a newly themed surrounding area, fully immersing guests in a rainforest canopy. After riding the rapids on Infinity Falls, the entire family can explore the village and take part in interactive experiences that combine play with education to create a positive impact on freshwater ecosystems. SeaWorld’s Animal Ambassadors will also provide up-close encounters with animals native to South America.
During Thursday’s announcement , the company also gave more details about Kraken, its roller coaster getting a virtual-reality makeover this summer. It will close on Monday 17th April and reopen with the addition of VR goggles on June 16, though soft openings earlier in the month are possible. Further, SeaWorld will open a brand new show around Memorial Day weekend.
“Pop” will be located at the Nautilus Theater and it will run through summer. Fan Yang (pictured above) renowned for his unique bubble artistry, will perform up to four shows six days a week in a darkened theater as he creates elaborate displays with large, colorful bubbles. Born in Vietnam but now residing in Ontario, Canada, Yang has earned international acclaim as a result of his complex displays of bubble theater. In addition to performing he has developed his own bubble solution formulas and equipment to create bubbles and has broken bubble-related world records on numerous occasions. It promises to be another not to be missed show in Orlando this Summer!