What to See at SeaWorld’s Aquatica WaterparkSponsored
From high-speed waterslides and exhilarating wave pools to tranquil beaches, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark in Orlando delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 42 slides, rivers, lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Here are some of the highlights not to miss.
Ihu’s Breakaway Falls
Face you fears — and each other. At nearly 80 feet tall, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls is Orlando’s steepest and only multi-drop tower slide. Step into one of three breakaway boxes or test your bravery at you own pace on the open slide. You’ll never know who’s going to breakaway first — and the anticipation of who drops next is part of the wild ride.
This thrilling ride takes riders down 250 feet of clear tubes, under water and through Commerson’s dolphin habitat. Guests who prefer to see these stunning black-and-white marine mammals without taking the plunge can see them at Dolphin Lookout.
Prefer to live life in the fast lane? Riders race down a 300 foot slide, in and out of tunnels and around a 360-degree turn before racing across the finish line.
Tassie’s Twister delights rafters with twirling sensations as they spin and splash through a tunnel and into a sparkling pool below. The 129-foot flume takes single or double inner tubes into a super bowl, spins riders around and drops you into Loggerhead Lane, the park’s lazy river.
This a waterslide that gives a taste of half-pipe, near-vertical thrills previously experienced only by daring skateboarders and snowboarders. Riders speed down flumes into massive funnels, sliding high up one side and then the other, rocking back and forth, feeling a sensation of near weightlessness. Coming out of the funnel, you’ll skim into a drenching splashdown and then find yourself wanting to do it all over again.
Whanau Way features double inner tubes that send riders down five-story-tall slides filled with thrilling drops, unexpected curves and cascading water curtains. At the top of the tower, you can choose from one of four colorful slides, each of which will send you down 340 feet and splash you into a crystal blue pool.
For Young Explorers
An interactive water playground, Walkabout Waters has 15,000 square feet of pure excitement. It’s the perfect playground for kids to zip down slides and blast water cannons.
Kata’s Kookaburra Cove
This is an irresistible water wonderland for children, with 79,000 gallons of water and plenty of fountains, rides and slides. Highlights include Slippity Dippity, Slider Rider, Racer Chaser and Zippity Zappity. Tiny tots — even those too young to walk — can enjoy sliding with mom and dad in specially designed rafts.
Big Surf Shores and Cutback Cove
Catch a wave in the world’s only side-by-side wave pools capable of operating together or independently. Filled with a combined 860,000 gallons of water, these enormous wave pools deliver very different experiences. Cutback Cove produces crashing waves with five-foot swells, while Big Surf Shores creates gently-rolling surf.
This adventure river zips guests through 1,500 feet of rapids, past geysers and through waterfalls at a speed three to four times faster than a typical waterpark river.
This lazy river provides a more relaxed pace as guests float through a spectacular underwater view of the Commerson’s dolphins, past exotic birds and through a beautiful 10,000-gallon habitat of hundreds of exotic fish.
Upgrades for the Ultimate Aquatica Experience
Quick Queue allows guests to skip the regular lines and enjoy front-of-the line access at six of the park’s most popular waterslides including Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, Omaka Rocka, Taumata Racer, Whanau Way, Walhalla Wave and HooRoo Run.
For a sweet retreat from Orlando’s year-round sunshine, book a private cabana. During a fun-filled day of waterpark excitement, having a relaxing private escape provides families with extra comfort. The daily rental includes loungers, an all-day locker, mini-refrigerator, bottled water and a 20 percent discount on merchandise. Cabanas have limited availability, so advanced reservations are highly recommended.
The Best Way to Play
Combination multi-day tickets to SeaWorld and Aquatica give families more opportunities for fun at an amazing value.
Opening this spring, Ray Rush will be a new action-packed ride for families. Riders on rafts will slide and splash at heights nearly 60 feet tall with water-propelled rides into spinning tubes and halfpipes.