Ihu’s Breakaway Falls: The Most Thrilling Ride You’ll Experience at a Water Park

Are you an adrenaline junkie looking for your next thrill? Look no further than Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica, one of the most exciting rides at a water park.

Water parks are some of the best places to visit during the summer. They offer a wide range of activities that allow you to cool off from the scorching sun while having fun. 

And, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is here to help you survive the summer!

This ride guarantees an adrenaline rush like no other, and it’s perfect for those who love a good adventure.

Get ready for heart-pumping drops, twists, and turns that will leave you screaming for more.

In this blog post, I’ll go over everything you need to know about Ihu’s Breakaway Falls.

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What is Ihu’s Breakaway Falls?

Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is a water slide located at Aquatica in Orlando, Florida.

The ride was named after the park’s colorful gecko mascot, Ihu (pronounced Ee-hu), and was Aquatica’s first new ride since 2010.

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It’s a multi-drop tower that features four different colorful slides, each with its own unique drop pattern.

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Now to be honest with you, I’m more of a spectator when it comes to watery thrills; however, sometimes you have to do things you don’t want to do in the pursuit of research…

And that’s why I’m here giving you this guide today.

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How tall is Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica water park?

This Florida water ride is 80 feet tall and offers a free-fall experience that lasts for a few seconds.

How fast is Ihu’s Breakaway Falls?

Not only is Ihu’s Breakaway Falls almost 80 feet tall, it will drop you at a rate of 20 to 40 feet per second…that’s MADNESS!

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When did Ihu’s Breakaway Falls come out in Orlando?

This water park attraction opened at SeaWorld Orlando’s sister park, Aquatica, on May 9, 2014 to rave reviews.

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At the time of opening, this massive water park attraction was the tallest, steepest, and only multi-drop tower of its kind in Orlando (and still is today).

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If you can’t imagine this watery adventure, just think of Summit Plummet at Blizzard Beach with an extreme competitive twist.

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A way to not only conquer your fear, but to beat your friends while doing it!

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How does the Aquatica Ihu’s Breakaway Falls work?

The ride starts with a vertical drop that sends you plummeting down the slide.

Depending on the slide you choose, you’ll either experience a straight drop or a drop with twists and turns.

The Ihu’s Breakaway Falls ride at Aquatica lasts for about 20 seconds, and you’ll end up in a splash pool directly at the bottom. 

And you know what’s even more exciting? You can never predict who’s going to breakaway first!

Now that’s what I call a thrilling water slide!

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What to Know Before You Visit Aquatica in Orlando, Florida

While Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is a fun ride, it’s important to take safety precautions when riding it. 

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Some of the tips below include ensuring that you meet the height and weight requirements, wearing appropriate clothing, and following the ride attendant’s instructions.

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How tall do you have to be to ride Ihu’s Breakaway Falls?

At the time of writing this guide, you have to be at least 48 inches to enjoy this thrilling watery adventure. 

You also will only be able to experience Breakaway Falls as a Single Rider.

Are there any weight restrictions for Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica?

According to SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, due to the mechanics of this attraction, guests approaching or over 300 pounds may not ride.

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How many slides are on Ihu’s Breakaway Falls?

There are four water slides on this Aquatica ride where you can choose your own destiny:

  • Orange: Breakaway Box at the top and is the longest at 420 feet
  • Green: Breakaway Box at the top has the shortest drop but still a 28 foot fall
  • Blue: Breakaway Box at the top has the steepest fall of the breakaway boxes and splashes lots of water in your face
  • Purple: Open Slide at the top has the steepest fall of all the slides

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Top 10 Tips for Water Theme Parks

Let’s go over a few tips to help you have an amazing day at Aquatica in Orlando, Florida.

  1. Arrive early
  2. Bring sunblock, towels, change of clothes, sandals (water shoes or flip-flops)
  3. Only bathing suits are allowed on Breakaway Falls
  4. Use restroom before attractions
  5. Visit during the week to avoid large crowds
  6. Leave valuables at home
  7. Check park cooler and food requirements
  8. Rent cabana if you can
  9. Check the weather prior to departing to the park
  10. Map out which rides to conquer first
  11. Reapply sunscreen throughout the day

Remember to stay cool and enjoy a refreshing voyage at a local water park this summer!

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My Final Thoughts on Ihu’s Breakaway Falls at Aquatica

Apart from Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, Aquatica Orlando offers other thrilling rides and attractions. 

Ihu Breakaway Falls at Aquatica
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You can also enjoy various dining options and private cabanas for rent.

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Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is a ride that you shouldn’t miss when visiting Aquatica Orlando.

It’s an excellent way to cool off and have fun while experiencing a fun water park day. 

Please remember to take safety precautions to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable ride.

Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!

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About the Author

My name is Nikky. I’m a wife, a mother, a pharmacist turned theme park blogger, USA Today 10Best Contributor, and a writer who loves ALL things amusement park related!

Traveling alone to the parks has changed my life and I want to show how you can create your own solo theme park memories.

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(Original Article Date: May 12, 2014/Updated on February 6, 2024)

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