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Wet 'n Wild water park adding Aqua Drag Racer for new summer speed

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The Wet 'n Wild water park near Universal Orlando Resort is adding a speedy new water slide this year. The Aqua Drag Racer will be the tallest and fastest attraction of its kind, with four lanes that propel riders from a height of six stories in a head-to-head competition. They'll travel at around 15 feet per second on their way to the finish line.

The Aqua Drag Racer will add thrills with enclosed braided, twisting tunnels for up-the-wall action. Riders will emerge from the tunnels and onto one of four parallel racing lanes for their final burst of speed.

According to the park's Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Michael Black, "The new Aqua Drag Racer will pull guests into a high-speed thrill ride unlike any other around. This ride combines friendly competition, along with the excitement of sharing the rush with family and friends."

Wet 'n Wild is very much geared for watery thrills, although it has lots of family fun for younger kids too, Check out the video accompanying this article for a tour of the park's existing rides. The Aqua Drag Racer opens later in 2014. If you'd like a full tour of the park, jump to this article.

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