Aquatica

Aquatica featuring rides and a waterpark
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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.

Top Hotels Close to Aquatica

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, 32821
The price is $80 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
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"Amazing location staff n breakfast"

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32821
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The price is $88 per night from Sep 10 to Sep 11
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Orlando. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our ...
3.4/5 (8,836 reviews)
"Everything was fine but the hallways are dark , looks older and unsafe."

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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, 32821
The price is $125 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
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4.4/5 Excellent! (1,488 reviews)
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Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
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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, 32821
The price is $80 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 17
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32821
The price is $88 per night from Sep 10 to Sep 11
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Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL, 32821
The price is $125 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Renaissance 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, 32821
The price is $84 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
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SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3 out of 5
10801 International Dr, Orlando, FL, 32821
The price is $91 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
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Homewood Suites by Hilton-Orlando Theme Parks, FL
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Orlando Theme Parks, FL
3 out of 5
6940 Westwood Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32821
The price is $97 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
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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, 32821
The price is $86 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Aloft Orlando International Drive
Aloft Orlando International Drive
3 out of 5
5730 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32821
The price is $99 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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Hilton Orlando
Hilton Orlando
4 out of 5
6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL, 32819
The price is $145 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
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