Video: Sea World Aquatica’s newest ride, the Taumata Racer, to open Saturday


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
TEACHERS AND STAFF READY FOR
THAT BREAK AS WELL. AS WE MENTIONED, IT’S A
LITTLE CHILLY OUT THERE,
GETTING THE FIRST HAND LOOK
AT SEA WORLD’S AQUATICA AND
THEIR NEW RIDE.>>Stephanie: OUR JOSH
SKURNIK WAS LET IN EARLY AND
IS LIVE THERE. JOSH, LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE
READY TO GO.

>>WELL, ACTUALLY I WISH I
HAD ONE OF THESE FANCY WET SUITS THAT MY COMPETITORS
HAVE, BUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT
ARE YOU GOING TO DO, RIGHT? YOU ACTUALLY LIE DOWN HEAD
FIRST IN THESE FOAM MAPS, A
DEAD SPRINT TO THE FINISH
LINE. THERE’S A TWIST, A TUNNEL
AND THEN A 375-FOOT DROP,
AND THIS IS DEFINITELY A
DRAG RACE, ACTUALLY DONE IN
LESS THAN TEN SECONDS. COMPETITORS THEY LOOK LIKE
THEY’VE DONE THIS BEFORE. I’VE DECIDED TO SEE HOW
QUICKLY I CAN GO DOWN. UNFORTUNATELY I CANNOT GIVE
YOU A LIFE PICTURE OF WHAT
IT’S LIKE TO BE INSIDE THIS
THING, BUT I DO HAVE ANY —
MY GO PRO HERE. I WANT TO UPLOAD THE VIDEO
OF MY RIDE TO THE FACEBOOK
PAGE WITHIN THE HOUR SO YOU
CAN GET A LOOK FOR YOURSELF. WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ADO, I’M
GOING TO GIVE THE MICROPHONE
TO ANDREW — JO ARE YOU —
>>ARE YOU GUYS READY TO GO?>>I’VE GOT TO GET MY CELL
PHONE OUT REAL QUICK.>>Mark: DON’T FORGET THAT
PART, UNLESS YOU HAVE
INSURANCE, JOSH. YEAH, YOU GOT TO TAKE ALL
THE TECHNICAL STUFF —
YOU’RE MAKING US VERY HAPPY
RIGHT NOW.>>Mike: HE’S IN CHARGE OF
ALL OF THAT.>>Mark: EVERYBODY HAS A
WET SUIT BUT JOSH. NICE TAKEOFF, LOOKS LIKE THE
BOBSLED BUT ON WATER. OKAY. JOSH GOT IT! GOSH BY A NOSE. DID HE GET IT?>>HE HAD THE SAME COLOR.>>SORRY, A GUY ON THE LEFT,
THEY DID SWITCH.>>Mike: THAT IS A
QUICK —
>>Max: —
>>Mark: I THOUGHT HE WAS
ON THE FAR LEFT.>>Stephanie: I’M
IMPRESSED, JOSH.>>I AM FREEZING.>>Mark: WE CAN TELL.>>OKAY. SO WHO IS THE WINNER OVER
HERE? IT WASN’T M
>>Mark: I THOUGHT YOU D
>>ALL RIGHT. THAT’S YOUR
METHOD, ALL RIGHT, WELL,
THANK YOU SO MUCH. I APPRECIATE IT. HOPE YOU CAN STAY A LITTLE
BI WARMER. BUT, YOU KNOW, BACK TO Y

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