SeaWorld Orlando announced its latest attraction today – Infinity Falls; which will debut Summer 2018. The new river rapids attraction will roar through the brand new rainforest river experience on a four minute adventure that will feature class IV and V rapids, and the tallest drop on a river rapids ride in the world (4o feet).
“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.”
To bring Infinity Falls to life, designers were inspired by the rainforests of South America and the flowing rivers found within. 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.
“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 be the centerpiece of a newly themed surrounding area, fully immersing guests in a rainforest canopy. Work on the attraction is expected to start next week, with construction walls going up around the Sea Garden/Terrace Bar area as soon as tomorrow.
The popular Passholder lounge will be moved to a yet-to-be-decided temporary location while construction is ongoing. Once complete, the Lounge will reopen as part of the rainforest experience.
After riding the rapids on Infinity Falls, the entire family can explore the village and take part in interactive experiences that combine play with education to create a positive impact on freshwater ecosystems. SeaWorld’s Animal Ambassadors will also provide up-close encounters with animals native to South America.
Infinity Falls will open at SeaWorld Orlando in summer 2018.