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Aquatica

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Aquatica featuring rides and a waterpark

Whether you take the Dolphin Plunge® or simply float the day away, SeaWorld®’s South Pacific-themed water park makes a huge splash.

Go to a South Sea Island-style paradise 20 minutes’ drive south from downtown Orlando with a visit to Aquatica. It’s owned and operated by SeaWorld®, which also operates a theme park opposite Aquatica, on International Drive. Throughout Aquatica’s 59 acres (24 hectares), you’ll find manmade beaches with golden sands, climate-controlled water and waves rolling in at speeds suited to everyone from toddlers to teens. Rides range from a leisurely raft journey to a high-speed spin on a tube.

Dolphin Plunge® is one of Aquatica’s most popular attractions. This ride plunges you down a tube, a portion of which is transparent and goes underwater into a lagoon. This is the home of the energetic Commerson’s dolphins. Keep an eye out for these playful black and white creatures as they may zip past you while you’re under water.

Other high-speed rides include Omaka Rocka, which rocks your inflatable tube from side to side down half-pipes and funnels. Experience the swirls of a white water adventure during Roa’s Rapids®. For the biggest adrenaline hit, rush headfirst down a steep slide on a mat on the Taumata Racer®, which pits you against seven other thrill-seekers.

Change the pace with a relaxing float through Loggerhead Lane, a popular attraction that combines a water ride with views of wildlife. Hop on your raft and drift through an aquarium filled with exotic fish that swim above and around you.

Children and adults alike will have a blast in the kid-friendly areas. Walkabout Waters is a 60-foot (18-meter) tall fortress armed with spray guns and hoses, and plenty of splashes from buckets tipping water overhead. The whole family can rock along in the same raft through the Walhalla Wave®, which has six stories of twists and turns.

To rest and refuel, go to one of Aquatica’s restaurants. There’s a great buffet at Banana Beach, or pre-order a Family Picnic, available seasonally. Plan ahead and book your own cabana for the day. Options range from reserving a space with a sun lounge and umbrella to a private cabana for up to eight guests.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
3.5 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove. Orange County Convention Center ...
3.4/5Good! (5,126 reviews)
"Overall nice property. Disliked that no one cleaned the room."

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is $131 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
This family-friendly Orlando resort is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica. Orange ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,567 reviews)
"Great property, staff is always there to answer all questions"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3 out of 5
10801 International Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is $91 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica. Discovery Cove and Orange ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,012 reviews)
"Tutto pulito Lo staf sempre a disposizione"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
3.5 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $76 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is $131 per night from Aug 19 to Aug 19
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3 out of 5
10801 International Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is $91 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Avanti International Resort
Avanti International Resort
3 out of 5
8738 International Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is $79 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Avanti International Resort
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3 out of 5
10815 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $82 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Tru By Hilton Orlando Convention Center Area, FL
Tru By Hilton Orlando Convention Center Area, FL
2.5 out of 5
6461 Westwood Boulevard, Orlando, FL
The price is $89 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 1
Tru By Hilton Orlando Convention Center Area, FL
Aloft Orlando International Drive
Aloft Orlando International Drive
3 out of 5
5750 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL
The price is $93 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 29
Aloft Orlando International Drive
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
10771 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $88 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3.5 out of 5
10731 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is $98 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.