Riptide Race is to debut at Aquatica theme park in Texas. The new attraction will be the park’s first ever dueling pipeline water slide.

The two-person raft ride starts at the top of a 51ft tower. Riders then race each other down dueling side-by-side flumes, challenging each other while navigating tight turns and loops, drops and accelerations. Riders race across indoor and outdoor sections to reach what is described as the ultimate splash at the finish line.

The high-speed family water ride features almost 565ft of slides and is the first water ride of its kind in San Antonio.

Byron Surrett, Park President of SeaWorld and Aquatica, commented on the arrival of the ride: “The addition of Riptide Race will give thrill seeking guests another exciting reason to visit Aquatica.

“We’re committed to providing our guests with new experiences at our parks. Riptide Race is the third new high-speed water ride in as many years and it gives guests one more heart-pounding ride to experience again and again,” Surrett continued.