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Aquatica

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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Lodging Near Aquatica

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

10100 International Drive, Orlando
     
    3.9
    of 5, from 2,341 reviews
    3.5 out of 5.0

    Conveniently located within walking distance to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, this family-friendly resort is situated on 28 tropical acres and a half-mile from the convention center.

    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

    10815 International Drive, Orlando
       
      4.5
      of 5, from 1,620 reviews
      3.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld $71
      SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

      SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

      10801 International Dr, Orlando
         
        4.5
        of 5, from 1,311 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Best Western Orlando Convention Center Hotel $72
        Best Western Orlando Convention Center Hotel

        Best Western Orlando Convention Center Hotel

        6301 Westwood Blvd, Orlando
           
          4.0
          of 5, from 1,938 reviews
          2.5 out of 5.0

          This Orlando hotel is across the street from SeaWorld and Aquatica, I-Drive, and the convention center; Universal Studios is 4 miles away.

          Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld $79
          Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

          Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

          10771 International Drive, Orlando
             
            4.7
            of 5, from 54 reviews
            2.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld $89
            TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

            TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

            10731 International Drive, Orlando
               
              4.8
              of 5, from 74 reviews
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Situated in Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Hyatt Regency Orlando $119
              Hyatt Regency Orlando

              Hyatt Regency Orlando

              9801 International Dr, Orlando
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 4,480 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Within walking distance to International Drive dining, shopping, and entertainment. This property is also 2 miles from SeaWorld, 4 miles from Universal Orlando, and 7 miles from the Walt Disney World Springs Area.

                Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld $109
                Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

                Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

                6924 Grand Vacations Way, Orlando
                   
                  4.5
                  of 5, from 3,327 reviews
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  Within 4 miles of Walt Disney World Theme Parks, this 33-acre resort is within easy reach of SeaWorld, Universal Orlando, Aquatica, Discovery Cove, and Walt Disney World Resort.