Aquatica has stated that the ride will be a fully-loaded water adventure that combines three unique slide elements into one action-packed attraction the entire family can enjoy.
Ray Rush, which stands an impressive 60-feet tall, will take friends and family on three exciting thrills as they slide, splash and soar like they never have before at a water park.
Riders are launched with water jets designed to propel the inflatable rafts into the first of several enclosed tube sections. Then, riders twist and spin inside a colossal water sphere. And finally, riders will drop into an open-air half-pipe that resembles the shape of a manta ray before ending with a great splash.
The half-pipe “is going to be the centerpiece of the whole ride, and really just provide that thrill sensation, the big wow factor,” David Heaton, Aquatica’s vice president, said in a statement earlier this year.
Ray Rush will have a height requirement of 42”. Each raft will accommodate four riders.
The attraction is located on the north side of the park next to Walkabout Water. It replaces Hoodoo Run, a straight-line slide that was taken down last year. Ray Rush is the first major addition to Aquatica since Ihu’s Breakaway Falls opening in 2015. It will join another new ride at SeaWorld Orlando later this year. Infinity Falls, a river raft ride that will feature the tallest drop of its kind, will open at the Orlando theme park sometimes this summer.