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An All New Slide Experience Coming to Aquatica

An exhilarating new water slide experience, Reef Plunge, is coming to Aquatica in Orlando just in time for Spring Break.

Reef Plunge

Opening March 2022. Splash, twist, and turn through over 330 feet of eye-catching translucent cutouts and rings. Zoom past a dynamic new underwater habitat that’s home to a vibrant array of marine life, including Commerson’s dolphins, leopard sharks, sardines, and other cold-water fish. Get ready to plunge into this all-new, one-of-a-kind adventure this spring!

• Riders must be 42” (1.07) tall to ride this attraction.
• Riders must not exceed 300 lbs (136 kg).
• Single riders only.

In addition to the new slide, Enhancements to the park include the addition of over 1,000 loungers and beach chairs with increased shade for comfort and two food and beverage additions: a quick-service pizza place and a brand-new beach bar in addition to upgrades to the popular Banana Beach Cookout.

Multiple attractions will also receive upgrades, including enhancements to several water slides.

SeaWorld Rescued 63 Animals whilst their Parks were Closed To The Public

SeaWorld Orlando reopened to visitors after 84 days of closure. Whilst the park was closed, the zoological operations including animal rescue and rehabilitation continued.

Seaworld Entrance

Jon Peterson VP of Zoological Operations at SeaWorld said that even though the park was closed, their teams were working around the clock. He said they had rescued 63 animals during the closure and managed to return 33 of those back to their natural environment. Amongst those rescued were two pregnant Manatees that had been struck by boats and that those manatees gave birth whilst at SeaWorld. The Manatees are just about ready to be released back in to the wild. Continue reading