In April 2017, SeaWorld Orlando announced a new family orientated water raft ride to be called Infinity Falls located in the Sea Garden area of the park. It will be the tallest river rapid drop ride in the world and is being built by Intamin.
Infinity Falls is set to open in the summer of 2018 and will be themed on the lush jungle rainforests and rivers of South America.
Guests will be transported in large round blue/green eight person rafts up a vertical elevator to a height of 40 feet before dropping back down into twisting raging Class IV whitewater rapids. Rapids are graded on a scale of I to VI (1 to 6) with class IV being described as “intense, powerful but predictable”.
The ride ends with a 40 foot drop slide, which will be a world record drop for this type of ride and you can expect to get wet!
The ride time will be around 4 minutes in total with 15 rafts in operation. Minimum rider height is 42 inches.
Infinity Falls will act as the cornerstone of a new highly themed South American area complete with a rainforest canopy. The backstory is that explorers discovered this remote location using drones and have set up a base camp so others can see and learn about the nearby jungle and river.
As well as the ride, the new “land” will also feature a village that guests can explore, interactive experiences about freshwater ecosystems and SeaWorld’s Animal Ambassadors will provide up-close encounters with native South American wildlife.