SeaWorld Orlando Aquatica Opens Ihu’s Breakaway Falls

Written by Eric Davis. Posted in Features, Orlando Parkhopper, Orlando Parks, Other Destinations, Podcasts, SeaWorld Orlando, The Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast

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Published on May 11, 2014 at 12:24 am with 4 Comments

Summer Season has kicked off for SeaWorld Orlando with the opening of Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica. Let’s take a look at Ihu’s Breakaway Falls Grand Opening, and how this attraction is expanding the offerings at Aquatica Orlando.

At the bottom of this article, you’ll find video of Eric taking the plunge at Ihu’s Breakaway Falls.

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  • Ihu’s Breakaway Falls features the talleststeepestand only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in Orlando.

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  • Those who dare to brave Ihu’s Breakaway Falls will experience an almost vertical drop for nearly 40 feet, the steepest slide of its kind in Orlando.

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  • Ihu’s Breakaway Falls™ is the longest water thrill slide of its kind featuring three “breakaway boxes” – orange, green, and blue — and one open slide – purple – offering four completely different slide paths.

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  • Drop more than three stories and slide for 420 feet, the longest of the four slides, on theorange slide.
  • The green slide path has the shortest drop, but it’s still a 28-foot fall – that’s the same as four seven-foot tall basketball players!
  • Fall from the blue slide if you’re looking for the steepest slide with a breakaway box.
  • While the purple slide isn’t a true drop slide, it is by no means a “chicken slide”. In fact, this open-aired slide is the steepest of all four slides.
  • Once the floor disappears, riders will drop 20-24 feet per second.
  • Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is the only high-speed water thrill slide in the world with three breakaway boxes that face each other so riders can share the full experience.
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Eric talks to Aquatica Orlando VP about Ihu’s Breakaway Falls

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Eric talks to Toni Caracciolo VP of Marketing at SeaWorld Orlando about the guest experience at SeaWorld Orlando

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Watch Eric take the Plunge.

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SeaWorld has made sure that the architecture, and foliage around Ihu’s match the rest of the park, and give you a sense of place in the South Seas.

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For the grand opening, SeaWorld had polynesian dancers, drummers and more to welcome guests to Aquatica.

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SeaWorld also had animal ambassadors on hand to greet guests.

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Mike the Co-host on the SeaWorld Podcast gets to meet an otter

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Ihu’s is a solid addition for Aquatica at SeaWorld, with it’s 4 distinct slides it’s a highly repeatable attraction and sure to be a big hit this summer.

Now we invite you to listen to the Unofficial SeaWorld Podcast episode where we review all the SeaWorld Parks attractions, shows and rides opening this summer.

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About Eric Davis

By day, Eric is in Marketing and Social Media. But on the weekends, he's a theme park addict. Eric is a frequent contributor to MiceChat's Orlando Parkhopper columns and tends to focus his efforts on what's new and what's news at Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

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4 Comments

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  1. That looks very cool. Thanks Eric. Colorful and beautiful park.

  2. Looks a bit too intense for me, I’ll sit these out in the shallows of the wave pool .
    A bit of advice to those of you going here don’t be tight wads ,chip in the extra dollars and pre book a cabana ,well worth the extra expense

  3. I’m impressed that you rode it! Thanks for the report! I hope you review the Wizarding World Diagon Alley additions (including Gringotts) and report to us after riding both ways on the Hogwarts Express–even if Kevin, Dusty and others also review all of this.

  4. Yes Eric, I can’t wait to see your take and experience at all the new Potter elements at Universal and Islands of Adventure. I really haven’t got a good idea of how things will look over at IOA when they complete the train station and surrounding area.
    Really looking forward to your story.
    Thank you again your Sea World story and photos. Very fun. We’ve never been to this Orlando Park as we are from Texas and have a Sea World here. May have to work the Orlando park in.