Ray Rush has officially opened at SeaWorld Orlando’s Aquatica water park, and SeaWorld was kind enough to invite us out to check out the new water slide.

The nearly 60-foot tall attraction is being billed as a first of its kind family ride, that features three exciting slide elements. First, riders will be launched with powerful water jets designed to propel the rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Next, riders enter a giant translucent sphere, rocking back and forth as waves of water swirl around them. Finally, riders will drop into the attraction’s signature element, an open-air halfpipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray.

For a ride that features so many thrilling elements, it actually is a very tame thrill – which is perfect for the family ride. While it may look intimidating, guests of all ages should have no problem riding the raft and enjoying all the fun the slide has to offer.

“The combination of these three unique slide elements seamlessly blended into one attraction creates a ride experience that is both thrilling and family-friendly, it’s the perfect addition to our slide portfolio,” said David Heaton, Aquatica Orlando vice president. “The experience on Ray Rush will be unlike anything offered in Florida. Aquatica will be the first waterpark in the state to combine these three unique elements into one attraction.”

The Walhalla Wave family raft slide, which was temporarily closed to accommodate the construction of Ray Rush, has also reopened.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit AquaticaOrlando.com.