SeaWorld Orlando Announces New Infinity Falls River Rapid Ride
This morning, SeaWorld Orlando hosted a media event to announce its latest world-class attraction, Infinity Falls. The new attraction is set to debut summer of 2018. Thrilling rapids will roar through the brand new rainforest river experience, while adventure-seeking guests ascend up an elevator lift then plunge down the world’s tallest river rapid drop at 40 feet tall.
“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.”
The story of Infinity Falls is based on a drone exploring South American jungles discovers uncharted structures along the banks of a freshwater river. A group of explorers and scientists were sent to investigate the discovery, and when they arrived they set up base camp near the abandoned structure. After studying and becoming inspired by the river, they developed a sustainable camp for others so they could also learn about the jungle and their connection to the waters of the world.
To bring Infinity Falls to life, designers were inspired by the rainforests of South America and the flowing rivers found there. Each raft will twist and turn through a lush jungle environment as guests experience the feel of exhilarating Class IV rapids. A unique vertical elevator will lift each raft for a dramatic launch into the river, 40 feet below. Infinity Falls will be the centerpiece of a newly themed surrounding area, fully immersing guests in a rainforest 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.”
Infinity Falls will take over the current Sea Gardens area of SeaWorld, in between the Nautilus Theater and Shamu Stadium. Survey markers have been sighted on the area for about two months now, and constructions walls will rise up this weekend. The building containing the Terrace Bar and pass member lounge will remain unaffected, however will be temporarily closed during the construction. These are some photos of the current Sea Gardens area:
Infinity Falls will be manufactured by the Swiss company Intamin, who also manufactured first-of-its-kind rides like Falcon’s Fury and Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster. The ride is scheduled to open in summer 2018.
For more information on SeaWorld Orlando including tickets, visit the park’s official website by clicking here.
Stay Connected with Coaster Nation!
Subscribe to YouTube