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May 9, 2018

AQUATICA ORLANDO’S RAY RUSH OPENS TO THE PUBLIC ON MAY 12


New Family Raft Slide Offers Three-in-one Thrills for Guests of All Ages

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 7, 2018) – Ray Rush, Aquatica Orlando’s anticipated new attraction will be making its grand debut to park guests on Saturday, May 12. The new attraction 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 with water jets designed to propel rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Next, riders will swirl into the giant sphere. Finally, riders will drop into an open-air halfpipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray before ending with a splash. 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 park announced the addition of Ray Rush this past October. The new slide is located on the north side of the park next to Walkabout Waters. A neighboring attraction which was temporarily closed to accommodate the construction of Ray Rush, Walhalla Wave, reopened this past weekend.

Best Way to Play:
The best way to experience Aquatica is with an Aquatica Orlando Annual Pass. 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. For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit AquaticaOrlando.com.

Join the Conversation:
Guests can join the conversation online using #RayRush. For the latest #AquaticaOrlando news and updates, guests can follow Aquatica on FacebookAquatica Blog, and the park’s brand-new Instagram channel.

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark Orlando
From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark® Orlando, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 42 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Get ready to brave a watery free-fall on Ihu’s Breakaway Falls™ - the steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in Orlando. Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures. Aquatica Orlando was recently voted “Best Water Park” by Orlando Sentinel readers in the publication’s annual Best Bets reader’s choice awards in 2017.

About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. The company is also one of the world's foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, husbandry and veterinary care. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 31,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States. The company's theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.

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