Riptide Race Doubles the Splash Factor and Fun for Park Goers
ORLANDO, Fla. (November 14, 2019) – Aquatica Orlando, voted Orlando’s No. 1 waterpark, is racing into 2020 with a one-of-a-kind new park attraction that will thrill park-goers—Florida’s first-ever dueling water slide, Riptide Race.
Starting atop a 68-foot tower, riders will be able to grab a raft and take their mark in side-by-side racing lanes at top speeds. Each raft holds a team of two, so every rider will have a partner as they plunge toward a hopeful victory. Plus, Riptide Race rafts feature low walls to ensure full view of the competition. Dueling face-to-face, racers will navigate tight loops and accelerations through indoor and outdoor sections. It’s a marathon to the finish through nearly 650 feet of splashing slide!
“Riptide Race 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 have a thrilling, and more importantly, dueling water slide,” said David Heaton, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “Riptide Race is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando.”
Riptide Race will have a height requirement of 42 inches to appeal to families with children, and the new slide will be conveniently located on the north side of the park next to Banana Beach Cook Out.
The best way to experience Aquatica is with an Aquatica Orlando Annual Pass or Fun Card. Guests can become Aquatica Annual Pass holders for as little as $9.25 per month, offer ends December 3, and enjoy 12 months of visits and receive park benefits and rewards including FREE parking, priority access to ride Riptide Race in 2020, in-park discounts and much more. Or, guests can purchase a Fun Card which provides unlimited access to the park for the entire 2020 operating season for only $76.99 – Buy a Fun Card now and get the rest of the 2019 operating season for FREE¹. For more information, visit AquaticaOrlando.com.
Assemble your squad and get ready to turn up the fun at Aquatica in 2020. Get the latest updates on Riptide Race by following Aquatica on Facebook, Instagram and the SeaWorld Blog.
About Aquatica Orlando
From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, voted USA’s #1 waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 47 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. New for 2019, KareKare Curl delivers a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure, making Aquatica Orlando's leaders for waterpark thrills. Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®, offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures.
For more information call 407-545-5550 or visit www.aquaticaorlando.com.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The Company is one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, training, husbandry and veterinary care. The Company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The Company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 36,000 animals in need over the last 55 years. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens®, Aquatica®, Sesame Place® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 55-year history, the Company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The Company's theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.
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2020 Epcot International Festival of the Arts Celebrates Visual, Culinary and Performing Arts from Around the Globe at Walt Disney World Resort
Disney on Broadway Concert Series, Food Studios and art-inspired family fun await guests, Jan. 17-Feb. 24
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Nov. 12, 2019) – Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Walt Disney World Resort will unveil its annual global celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts Jan. 17 and continue for 39 days through Feb. 24, 2020. The event features visiting artists, an array of foodie delights and opportunities for guests to embrace their own inner artists.
Disney on Broadway Concert Series Returns with New Performers
The popular Disney on BroadwayConcert Series returns to America Gardens Theatre with three daily performances headlined by Broadway stars who reprise favorite songs from past performances in award-winning shows. This year’s talent-rich lineup includes Kissy Simmons, who starred as Nala in “The Lion King,” and Kevin Massey of “Tarzan.” The show-stopping schedule currently features:
Food Studios Serve Up the Culinary Arts
Twelve festival Food Studios plus additional food and beverage locations will take culinary arts to the next level with scrumptious, imaginative dishes – artistically sculpted and ready for camera closeups.
Festival guests will discover seven-days-a-week fun including a colorful new interactive mural, that everyone in the family can help paint, workshops, artful photo ops, art galleries and mesmerizing performance art like the daily Epcot Living Statues and Art Defying Gravity shows.
More to See, Do and Eat During the Festival
Premium festival experiences that include Paint with a Disney Artist and the World Showcase: Destinations Discovered guided tour are available to guests for a fee. To book a workshop, guests can call (407) WDW-TOUR or sign up for openings still available the day of their festival visit. Visit ArtfulEpcot.com for details.
Tenth Consecutive Year of Special Initiative to Serve the Community
VALLEJO, Calif. — November 8, 2019 -- Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Thrill Capital of Northern California, and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, Northern California’s biggest and most thrilling waterpark, announced today that they are joining other Six Flags parks across North America for a day focused on serving the community. Park employees from maintenance workers to animal care specialists will be suspending their normal duties for the day to share their knowledge and experience in helping several non-profit organizations that serve the surrounding areas.
“We all live and work in these same areas that need some assistance,” said Park President Don McCoy. “Each of these organizations do so much good for the local community and it is our privilege to share our most valuable resource, our team members, to give them that aid that they need.”
The non-profit organizations that Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord employees will be volunteering at are:
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom features more than 60 rides and attractions, including unique, up close and interactive animal experiences. For more information visit sixflags.com/discoverykingdom/.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord, located in Concord, California, is Northern California’s biggest and most thrilling waterpark. This 30-acre family destination features more than 35-world-class water attractions, ranging from heart-pounding water slides to the region’s largest wave pool to the area’s longest lazy river. For more information visit sixflags.com/hurricaneharborconcord/.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, with $1.5 billion in revenue and 26 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 58 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
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LEGOLAND®CALIFORNIA RESORT OFFERS THEIR BIGGEST SAVINGS OF THE YEAR FOR BLACK “BRICK” FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY!
CARLSBAD, Calif. (November 15, 2019) – LEGOLAND® California Resort joins the Black Friday and Cyber Monday fun with AWESOME deals of its own! Starting at 12 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 2, the family theme Park in Carlsbad, CA is offering huge deals to the Park, LEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel exclusively through its website.
Bricktastic deals include:
New Disney Skyliner Mickey Mouse Funko Pop! Figure Coming to Walt Disney World Resort on November 16
This collectible Funko Pop! figure will be available across Walt Disney World Resort at these locations:
Be sure to also check out more Skyliner merchandiseavailable across Walt Disney World Resort.
All merchandise available while supplies last.