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Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:35 am
by cookiex
coasterbill wrote:
ViperGTS500 wrote:How busy does the park get/the waits for the coasters in mid Oct on a Friday, Saturday, and Sun? Thanks!

Wait times for coasters are rarely an issue at SeaWorld.

I remember when we went in October 2009 and pretty much everything was a walk-on (including Manta) which was a pretty refreshing change of pace from what you'd see at Disney or Universal.

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:44 pm
by jedimaster1227
It's that wonderful time of year again in Central Florida where special events fill the parks and guests have even more to enjoy on top of the already stellar experiences offered year round! SeaWorld Orlando continues to offer a family-friendly, daytime offering for guests of all ages to enjoy during their day at the park. Shamu's Halloween Spooktacular is a fantastic complement to the park's existing lineup and adds a unique trick or treating option for guests to enjoy throughout the day. There is even a special Halloween show offered during the event in the Pets Ahoy theater, Countdown to Halloween, which features characters from Sesame Street.

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:49 am
by cfc
Count Von Count is at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, too--that vampire gets around.

Looks like a nice alternative to the scarier stuff at Universal.

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:56 am
by Dombot
That Dippin Dots stand tho... :wtf: :lover:

This event looks awesome! Maybe I'll be able to check it out this year.

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:03 pm
by KBrylczyk
What the crap?! That's one odd looking water slide, haha!

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:25 pm
by robbalvey
Ray Rush Coming to Aquatica Orlando in 2018
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ORLANDO, Fla. (October 12, 2017) – A brand-new family raft slide is splashing into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark in spring 2018. Ray Rush promises to be a fully-loaded water adventure which will combine three unique slide elements, never before seen at Aquatica, into one action-packed attraction the entire family can enjoy together.

At nearly 60 feet tall, Ray Rush is where family and friends can take on three exciting thrills as they slide, splash and soar like never before. First, riders will be launched at 33 feet per second with water jets designed to propel rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Next, riders will swirl into a colossal translucent sphere which spins the raft around the slide walls before entering another enclosed tube section. Finally, riders will drop into an open-air halfpipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray. Rafts will soar back and forth on the wings of the manta before entering the final enclosed tube section that ends with a splash.

“Ray Rush 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 combine these three unique elements into one attraction” said Cathy Valeriano, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “Ray Rush is the perfect addition to our attraction portfolio, complementing what is already one of the most family-friendly waterslide lineups in Orlando.”

Ray Rush will have a height requirement of 42” to appeal to families with children and will accommodate up to four riders per raft. The new slide will be located on the north side of the park next to Walkabout Waters.

In order to make way for the new attraction, HooRoo Run will close permanently on October 31, 2017. To accommodate construction, Walhalla Wave will temporarily close on this date and re-open in spring 2018 alongside Ray Rush. For a limited-time, Aquatica Pass Members will receive a one-time Quick Queue to ride both HooRoo Run and Walhalla Wave on select days in October before construction begins in November.

The best way to experience Aquatica is with an Aquatica Orlando Annual Pass. For a limited-time, Florida residents can purchase an Aquatica Orlando Annual Pass for only $10 per month with EZpay. Aquatica Pass Members enjoy unlimited admission and free parking as well as discounts and the opportunity to be among the first to ride Ray Rush when it opens in spring 2018. For more information, visit

Assemble your squad and get ready to turn up the fun at Aquatica in 2018. Get the latest Ray Rush updates by following Aquatica on Facebook and the SeaWorld Blog. Join the #RayRush conversation using #SplashSquad2018.

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:17 pm
by A.J.
For those of you that like to keep score, it looks like a WhiteWater installation with an AquaSphere and a Manta. Appropriate for being called "Ray Run".

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:10 pm
by PKI Jizzman
The translucent dome will sure gather a crowd on the ground. I'm loving these mega slide combos that are being added!

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:53 pm
by Dombot
Uh... wow. Wasn't expecting to see this today.

The slide looks amazing, albeit a bit odd. Good riddance to Hooroo Run, too- lamest slide I've ever been on.

Re: SeaWorld Orlando (SWO) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:13 pm
by sfkk
Is SeaWorld discontinuing the Pass Member Dining Plan for 2018? I have not seen anything on the website yet. If so I don’t blame them. I can’t imagine they made much money on it.