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Riptide Race will be a 2020 Family Road Trip

We will definitely be adding a visit to Riptide Race to our 2020 calendar. Thanks to my friend Amiyrah Martin’s Plan Your Year in a Day eBook it has become a tradition to sit down each year to do just that.

Just what is Riptide Race? It is a one-of-a-kind new park attraction at Aquatica Orlando.  Aquatica Orlando, voted USA’s #1 waterpark, delights all ages and interests. This unique 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. In a nutshell, tons and tons of family fun! I cannot wait, y’all!

All about Riptide Race - a new attraction coming to Aquatic Orlando in 2020 #travel

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. This is a plus because as much as my daughter loves thrilling rides, she needs to have someone close by while she is on them. The Riptide Race rafts feature low walls to ensure a 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. 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 through December 3rd and enjoy 12 months of visits.  Annual Pass holders receive park benefits and rewards including FREE parkingpriority 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 FREE. For more information, visit

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