Construction is coming to a close at SeaWorld Orlando as Infinity Falls as the record-breaking new attraction was “topped off” over the weekend.
Cranes lifted the final piece of the ride’s blue and gray tower structure into place. The tower reaches a height of 67 feet and surrounds the attractions unique vertical lift. The 41-ton steel tower, made up of 10 pre-fabricated segments, took crews five nights to install. When it opens, Infinity Falls will feature the world’s tallest drop on a river raft ride.
The innovative vertical lift is designed to transport the rafts to the top of the ride’s 40-foot drop in just over five seconds.
The new attraction brings the thrill of white-water rafting into a new experience the family can enjoy together. Aboard the rides 8-passenger circular rafts, riders will embark on an adventure through a lush rainforest environment inspired by some of the world’s most incredible freshwater ecosystems.
The new attraction will be the centerpiece of a newly-themed area designed to resemble the basecamp of explorers and scientists. After riding Infinity Falls, the entire family can explore the basecamp and take part in interactive experiences that combine play with education to create a positive impact on freshwater ecosystems, reinforcing “Park to Planet” in real time, a mission to help guests understand some of the challenges facing the planet and inspiring them to help.
The park plans to announce an opening date in the coming weeks.