SeaWorld Orlando has opened its new, world-class attraction, Infinity Falls.
The attraction opened to guests Thursday, after a soft opening period that ran from Sept. 28 through Oct. 3.
Infinity Falls features roaring rapids, soaking fountains and a record-setting 40-foot waterfall drop, all against the backdrop of a rainforest utopia.
Guests will have the opportunity to take on the role of a conservationist on a journey through the rainforest and learn about the importance of freshwater conservation through interactive games and stories throughout the ride experience.
Initial reaction from guests Thursday was that the attraction lived up to its expectations, though many guests said it's the kind of ride that is immersive in more ways than one.
They said that it's the sort of ride that will give people a healthy drenching ... which can be just the tonic for Florida's perpetual summers.
The opening of Infinity Falls came in tandem with other news from SeaWorld.
SeaWorld and Aquatica Orlando kicked off what the park complex is calling its "Best Year Ever," which is promoting new activities and a new annual pass program.
Guests will be able to choose from four types of annual pass, ranging from the Bronze pass, which will have some blackout dates, to the Silver, Gold, and Platinum passes.
The Platinum pass, as the name implies, is pretty much the ultimate park pass, offering just about all the bells and whistles, as well as unlimited admission to 11 SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Parks nationwide, free ride-again privileges, and reserved show seating.