Thrill-seekers can rejoice because Adventure Island in Tampa Bay just got another crazy new ride to get your adrenaline pumping, one that'll be breaking yet another record. Solar Vortex, Adventure Island's Florida's Adventure Island's newest water slide is America’s first-ever dual tailspin water slide that literally harnesses the power of the sun to make it feel like you’re blasting through a swirling color portal. Come March, water ride enthusiasts everywhere will be flocking to experience this new wonder, and you won’t want to miss it.
While we wait patiently or maybe not so patiently for the tentative spring opening of Iron Gwazi, America’s tallest, steepest and fastest hybrid rollercoaster, the declared date of Solar Vortex is welcome news.
Plus, with Florida’s infamous summers right around the corner, it’s the perfect way to cool off.
Along with high-banking rotations, rapid descents, and speeds of up to 20 mph, Solar Vortex will also feature three “aqualucent” elements.
These sections created LED color effects with panels that allow the sun to shine through as riders slide by, creating colorful, trippy patterns.
If you’re already counting down the days until you can experience this technicolored thriller yourself, it might be a good time to look into becoming a "Pass Member" of the park.
While the ride officially opens to the public on March 14, Pass Members get an exclusive preview the day before.
Don’t be fooled by the “family raft” label, even as a multi-person raft ride, Solar Vortex is still considered a high-thrill attraction.
Single park tickets are just $39.99 right now, while the cheapest annual pass is $99, or $8.25 a month with the added bonus of experiencing Solar Vortex before everyone else.
Adventure Island has plenty of pools, slides, and splash zones, and Soral Vortex is sure to be the cherry on top of an already awesome water park day.
When: Opening Saturday, March 14, 2020
Address: 10001 McKinley Dr., Tampa, FL
Why You Need To Go: As America's first dual tailspin waterslide, it also has some amazing lightwork effects.