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New and Expanded Experiences for 2019 at SeaWorld Orlando

inline imageSeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando yesterday kicked off its "Best Year Ever" promoting a bustle of activity taking place at both parks over the next few months and throughout 2019.

Yesterday's grand opening of SeaWorld's record-breaking thrill ride Infinity Falls served as the start of a year filled with an unprecedented number of new and expanded experiences at the parks.

Among the reasons to visit, SeaWorld introduced new rides coming to the Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando attraction and a new Aquatica water slide, as well as a packed event line-up. More details about each of the newly unveiled attractions will be shared in the coming months.

SeaWorld Orlando President Mark Pauls said: "This is the beginning of an incredible and action-packed year ahead. We are bringing our guests more events, more rides, more thrills, and more value than ever before."

SeaWorld's record-breaking new thrill ride, Infinity Falls, officially opened yesterday. The ride is just one part of this new realm, which boasts a new shop, fun and educational interactive games and the park’s new restaurant, Waterway Grill.

Earlier this year, SeaWorld announced the news that Sesame Street at SeaWorld Orlando is coming in spring 2019. Guests will be able to take a walk down Sesame Street for the very first time, connecting families to all of the fun, laughter and learning of the world-famous street. In addition to a daily parade, play areas and opportunities to mingle with Sesame Street characters, SeaWorld announced today that this area will feature six colourful, themed rides, including Elmo’s Choo Choo Train, Cookie Drop, Abby’s Flower Tower, Super Grover’s Box Car Derby, Big Bird’s Twirl 'n' Whirl and Slimey’s Slider.
  • ABBY’S FLOWER TOWER – Pick a flower pot and up, up, up you go! Spin around high above the ground while you get a magical view of Sesame Street at SeaWorld.
  • SLIMEY’S SLIDER – Slide and glide as you rock and whirl through Oscar’s treasured compost collection for a grouchy good time.
  • SUPER GROVER’S BOX CAR DERBY – Get ready… get set… Super Grover’s great box car race is about to begin! This family-friendly coaster is full of fun hills, big turns and mini-dives. It’s the perfect first steel rollercoaster for kids and adults.
  • COOKIE DROP – Cookie Monster dropped his cookies! Laugh your way up and down on this crumbly, crazy, family-friendly vertical drop ride.
  • ELMO’S CHOO CHOO TRAIN – All Aboard! Help Elmo find some of his favourite things in nature during this bell-ringing, horn-honking train ride.
  • BIG BIRD’S TWIRL 'N' WHIRL – There’s no napping in these nests. Get ready to twirl and whirl in your very own nest on this family favorite tea cup ride with Big Bird.
MORE THRILLS

In 2019, Aquatica will become the most thrilling waterpark in Florida with the opening of new thrill slide: KareKare Curl. Holding two passengers per raft, this new slide delivers a high-adrenaline, weightless adventure. The addition of KareKare Curl will make Aquatica Orlando the thrill leader among Florida waterparks, with more high-thrill rides than any other.

Aquatica celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and was named the USA's top waterpark in a nationwide poll. Ray Rush, the park's newest attraction, was recently named the world’s best new water ride.

MORE EVENTS

SeaWorld's event line-up is kicking it up a notch with events on the schedule every weekend from now to the end of 2019. All the guest favourites are returning, with even more dates, more food, more beer and more concerts.
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Thank you for this info, we are just trying to work out if can fit SW in on trip next year 😀
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It’s a pity that none of those Sesame Street rides are new.
They’ve just ‘re-themed’ all the rides that were already there in Shamu’s harbour kids area.
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Karekare Curl - Boomerang slide perhaps?

To hear the Sesame Street stuff is just a retheme is a bit disappointing - not because more needed doing, but did the entire area really need to be cordoned off for 6 months to achieve that?
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Originally Posted by 99plums View Post
It’s a pity that none of those Sesame Street rides are new.
They’ve just ‘re-themed’ all the rides that were already there in Shamu’s harbour kids area.
I did wonder whether the old rides were just going to be rethemed or whether they would be new rides. Do you know for certain that all the new rides are rethemed version of the old ones?

It's a pity - I was hoping they'd add a new Sesame Street-themed dark ride, perhaps a trackless ride.

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To hear the Sesame Street stuff is just a retheme is a bit disappointing - not because more needed doing, but did the entire area really need to be cordoned off for 6 months to achieve that?
The whole area is being rethemed, not just the rides. So I guess they do have to close the area whilst they do this.
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I suppose that makes sense, but like you say, retheming the whole area you'd hope there'd be at least something new there. Whether a fully fledged kids' dark ride is really worthwhile doing at SeaWorld is debatable, there are loads of possibilities with the theming of the park (maybe something The Seas-esque), but given current budgetary constraints, are the kids that use the area likely to notice all that much I wonder?
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I suppose that makes sense, but like you say, retheming the whole area you'd hope there'd be at least something new there. Whether a fully fledged kids' dark ride is really worthwhile doing at SeaWorld is debatable, there are loads of possibilities with the theming of the park (maybe something The Seas-esque), but given current budgetary constraints, are the kids that use the area likely to notice all that much I wonder?
Well, probably the kids won’t notice. But I would. I’d like to see a high tech Sesame Street dark ride. Perhaps a Super Grover simulator?
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I was more thinking a 2D iteration of Toy Story Mania with Sesame Street characters :P
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We were there and they closed the infinity falls ride! Didn't even get chance to go on it. They had "soft openings" before grand opening but only let a limited amount on. Can see this breaking down many times.
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