SeaWorld Orlando announced 2018 plans for Infinity Falls, a river rapids water ride that will feature the largest drop on a rapids-style ride — 40 feet.

Aside from the world’s tallest drop on a river rapids ride, Infinity Falls will also feature a unique vertical lift.

Infinity Falls Stats

  • 40 foot drop
  • Vertical lift hill
  • 1,520 feet long
  • 14 rafts, 8 riders per raft
  • 42″ height requirement

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The Infinity Falls back story includes a conservation tie-in:

Climb aboard your raft for a journey of discovery down this lost jungle river. Wind your way around soaking fountains and waterfalls as you pass the remains of an ancient civilization. Hang on as the roaring world class rapids send you flying through chutes before you plunge down the tallest drop of its kind into churning whitewater.

Riders will exit into a Harmony Village educational area which will provide a “greater connection to the world’s rivers, inspired to spread the message of conservation.”

“We developed Infinity Falls to tell new stories that showcase the beauty and sheer power of water and the amazing wildlife that lives in it,” said Brian Morrow, vice president of theme park design experience.

“The result is a new river rapids adventure for our guests to explore, and actively help freshwater ecosystems in a way that only SeaWorld can bring to life.”

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“We are constantly looking at new ways to amaze our guests – Infinity Falls will do that, and more,” said SeaWorld Orlando Parks president Jim Dean in a statement.

“From the excitement of the thrilling rapids, to the unique vertical lift element, it will be an adventure that appeals to the entire family. Infinity Falls continues our commitment to investing in our park, and developing new ways to entertain and inspire our guests with meaningful, fun-filled vacations.”

See a few clips of Infinity Falls ride animation in the teaser video below:

The ride is expected to open in the summer of 2018.

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