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America's first dual tailspin water slide opens at Adventure Island March 14

Posted at 11:57 AM, Feb 25, 2020

TAMPA, Fla. — America's first dual tailspin water slide will open in Tampa on March 14. Solar Vortex will be Adventure Island's newest attraction.

This high-thrill family raft slide combines high-banking rotations and rapid descents, sending sliders on a swirling journey through two open tailspin features as riders reach up to 20 mph. It will also include three AquaLucent™ elements that harness the power of the Florida sun into colorful patterns that shine through the slide.

“As a family raft slide, Solar Vortex packs a bigger thrill than I was expecting," said Brandon Thom, Adventure Island’s new Vice President. "The high speed generated by the tailspin feature really amps up the ride journey. Along with Adventure Island’s many slides, pools, and splash zones, Solar Vortex is sure to make 2020 our best season yet.”

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Adventure Island opens for the 2020 season Friday, March 13. Annual pass members can check out Solar Vortex on opening day for a special preview.

To learn more about Solar Vortex, click here.