It’s gettin’ hot in here! With Summer fast approaching, visitors to Central Florida are looking for a way to cool down – what better way than to swim side-by-side with the sea?! At Aquatica, Sea World’s Water park, guests can enjoy all of the perks that a traditional waterpark has to offer, while admiring exotic birds, fish, and the iconic Commerson’s dolphins.
With the purchase of Discount Aquatica Water Park Tickets, you and your family can enjoy all the park has to offer, for less! Keep reading to learn more about Aquatica.
Aquatica Water park has a lot to offer and is very family friendly. Some of the attractions you’ll find include:
Thrill Rides and Slides
NEW Omaka Rocka – Opening this Spring, an all-new water thrill ride for families featuring high-speed tubes and half-pipe funnels that’ll have riders feeling like BMXers. For photos of the new attraction, check out our blog on the Omaka Rocka.
Dolphin Plunge –
The most popular and iconic ride at Aquatica, the two side-by-side enclosed tube slides send you racing through an underwater world that is home to a playful pod of beautiful black-and-white Commerson’s Dolphins.
Insider TIP: This ride is insanely popular and usually has huge lines. Unless you’re at the park super early, I’d save it for much later in the day. The slide itself is not very long, and to be honest, you’re going so fast, you probably won’t even get to see a dolphin. With most of the line being exposed to the burning rays of the summer heat, I’d recommend sticking around until later in the afternoon/evening (the park was open til 10:00 pm last summer) and do this attraction once its cooled down a bit and the crowds have gone home.
Tamauta Racer – If you’re looking for the biggest thrill in the park, you’ve found it. Meet Taumata, a high-speed competitive mat ride where eight racers rip down a staggeringly steep hill, head first. (Pictured Above)
For the Kiddies:
Kata’s Kookaburra Cove – If you’re a kid, Kata’s Kookaburra Cove is the coolest place in the park to be. With a beginner’s body slide, water spouts and silly spilly rides, kids can laugh it up all day long- and so can you! This area is perfect for toddlers!
Walkabout Waters – I’m not gonna lie – I’ve had a blast in this thing! With its whimsical character and a seemingly endless sea of fun, Walkabout Waters is one of the most talked-about places in the park for kids. This towering, 60-foot-tall rain fortress is bursting with color, excitement, and adventures waiting to begin. This attraction is great for elementary school kids, though big kids can certainly have fun running around and spraying each other with water!
Why wait in line??
Some of the best and most fun attractions at Aquatica don’t even require you to queue up!
Cut Back Cove and Big Surf Shores – One thing that makes Aquatica so unique, make that two things, are the giant, side-by-side wave pools you won’t find anywhere else in the U.S. At Cutback Cove, the waves are always rolling, and the action’s always high. At Big Surf Shores, the surf can be high or slow and easy. What kind of wave do you feel like catching? Two separate pools let you decide.
Loggerhead Lane – Take a load off your feet and hop on a lazy river ride down Loggerhead Lane. This leisurely raft ride takes you through an underwater world colored by exotic tropical fish.
Roa’s Rapids (My personal favorite attraction!) – The Rapids race you along an action river ride through the white waters of Aquatica. Get ready for an awesome adventure through a roaring sea of high tides, swirling whirlies, and gushing geysers- all at speeds that leave ordinary river rides eating this one’s wake.
Insider TIP: I’ve literally spent three hours at a time in Roa’s Rapids. Not only do they not require a line, but they are super fun and silly! My personal insight? Check your pride at the door and put on a life vest – especially if you’re a little one. The rapids are actually kind of intense and its difficult to keep your footing. But, with a life vest, you just glide right along.
One last final word of advice…
Over the summer, Aquatica will be packed! It’s the newest Orlando Water park, and as such, everyone wants to check it out. If you want to have an enjoyable day, either get there super early or wait until the late afternoon/early evening. Guests with prepurchased Discount Aquatica Waterpark Tickets will most likely enjoy early entry. They’ve done that for the past two summers. So, be there bright and early around 7:30/7:45 am, grab a good spot with an umbrella on the beach, and hit Dolphin Plunge first thing. Based on previous summers, the park is likely to hit capacity before 11:00 am.
The other option is to sleep in a little, do some shopping, and get to the park around 3:00 or 4:00 pm, once the crowds have left and the park has reopened. You’ll still get a full 6 or 7 hours in, it’ll be much cooler, and much less crowded. Trust me – this is the much more enjoyable experience, in my honest opinion.