Everyone who comes to Orlando is already familiar with the SeaWorld Theme Park but not everyone knows Aquatica SeaWorld Water Park in Orlando is right next door and offers a spectacular day of fun in the sun and water. Although this Water Park is not Themed as extravagantly as the Disney Typhoon Lagoon or Disney Blizzard Beach, it is a very pretty park with Tropical feel and Water Fun Attractions that you can only find in a SeaWorld experience. If you have spent any time at the Disney Theme Parks or even the Universal Theme Parks in the area, when you go to the SeaWorld Theme Park, you find that they do things very different. The same is true with their Water Park. It is truly an experience that you have to see for yourself to understand how special this park is. All of the Water Parks in Orlando are nice but if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary, you might want to consider Water Park Aquatica
You will see the amazing difference of this park within minutes of walking through the turnstiles. Just passed the entry gates you will look up and see one of the attractions that has made this Water Park stand out from all of the others, Dolphin’s Plunge. You will have to continue forward to see the full ride but what a great first site upon entering. These 2 large enclosed blue and green tubes towering above you as you make your way to see what this ride is all about and all you have to do is walk forward, across the bridge that crosses the Loggerhead Lane Lazy River to find out. As you come across the other side of the bridge, just look over to the left of the park and you will see the Blue and Green tubes that you saw earlier, turn into clear tubes where you can see the riders zip through a huge water tank that stores the Commerson Dolphins that are the wonder to this attraction. You will have to take a second look because you have never seen any Dolphins like this before. They are black and white with coloring very similar to a small Killer Whale, but they are most definitely Dolphins. For most people, at least the adults and anyone who loves these magnificent creatures, this is worth the price of admission to the entire park.
As you look across the other areas in the park, you will also see some very different water rides that you don’t see at all of the other parks in the area. Take for instance the 2 enclosed tubes that drop each rider into a swirling bowl where you float around in circles until it dumps you out into the small splash pool below or maybe the ride that sends you on a half-pipe adventure where you feel weightless as your tube climbs the sides. There are also some more traditional Water Slides in the park as well that everyone in the family will enjoy. There are even 2 large raft rides that accommodate up to 4 people at a time. These are great to have a full family adventure all at once. For full details on all of the more extreme rides in the park, take a look at the Aquatica Water Slides information.
There is something at this park for everyone, even those who are not really interested in dropping down tubes and splashing in to pools of water. At SeaWorld’s Aquatica in Orlando you will also find a really nice Lazy River called Loggerhead Lane. This is your more typical lazy river but it does offer a different perspective on our Commerson’s Dolphins and also a large Aquarium with many different Tropical fish built into one of the walls as you pass under the main bridge. There is also a much faster Rapid River ride that is similar to the Lazy River but the current is much stronger and you don’t float around on a tube. All of the details can be found at the Lazy River at Aquatica SeaWorld location.
I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t like to spend at least some time at the Wave Pool when they visit a Water Park and the pool at this Water Park is something to behold. This is the only location in North America that has Side-by Side Wave Pools. You might wonder why this would make a difference. The main reason is that both of these pools can manage the wave intensity and frequency separately from one another. One side of the pool is set to consistently create larger and more frequent waves and the other is set to create many different size waves and alternates its timing as well. Take a look at all of the additional information we have on this unbelievable experience at the Wave Pool Information at Aquatica SeaWorld.
You Should Know
- Park Size:
- 11 Large Water Slides, 4 Youth or Tween Water Slides and 10 Kiddie Slides Throughout the Water Park
About 59 Acres
About 1.5 miles off of Interstate 4, across from the SeaWorld Theme Park on International Drive. For additional location information please see our Aquatica SeaWorld Map page.
2 Enclosed Speed Slides that take you through an amazing Dolphin Tank
2 Inner Tube Giant Bowl Slides
2 Inner Tube Half Pipe Water Slides
1 Racing Water Slide with 8 Lanes with a 360 Degree Twist
2 Large Water Slide with 4 Person Family Tube
2 Sets of Different High-Speed Slides
1 Small 360 Degree Open Slide
1 Midsized 360 Degree Open Slide
1 Double Green Slide for Toddlers
1 Double Blue Slide for Toddlers
2 Medium Sized Open Twisting Body Slides
1 Medium Enclosed Slide for Tweens and Teens
2 Medium Water Slide for Tweens and Teens
For complete information check out our Water Slides at Aquatica SeaWorld page.
2 Wave Pools
Soft White Sandy Beach Area
Waterfalls and Rock Formations to around the Pool
1 Wave Pool has consistent waves and the other varies height and timings
For complete information check out our Wave Pool at Aquatica SeaWorld page.
1,200 Feet in Length
Cave area has Window to view the Commerson’s Dolphins at Dolphins Plunge
About 10 Minute Round Trip
Tubes Provided but you can swim if you would rather
1,500 Feet in Length
Fast moving Water
Life Vests required under 51″
2 Zero Entry Locations
For complete information check out our Lazy River at Aquatica SeaWorld page.
Designed for the Toddlers and Preschoolers
Mini-Geysers, Water Fountains, Interactive Water Activities, Small Dumping Water Pails, smaller Water Slides
For complete information check out our Kiddie Play Area Aquatica SeaWorld page.
Developed with young and older kids in mind
Large Water Playground with Climbing areas and Many different locations to Hide
Multiple Slides for Toddlers and older Kids
2 Large Water Dumping Buckets
For complete information check out our Kids Play Area Aquatica SeaWorld page.
Opens at 9:00am and closes between 6:00 and 8:00pm – Check the Aquatica Calendar for the latest times.
Children Under 10 Must be Accompanied By an Adult
No Food or Drink in the Pool or on the Pool Decks
Glass Containers and Alcoholic Beverages are not Permitted
Height Requirements May Apply at Certain Attractions
Clothing with Rivets, Buckles, or Exposed metal is not Permitted on Attractions
For Safety, Diaper Age Children must Wear Swim Diapers
Shower Before Entering Pools
Do not Swallow Pool Water
Smoking is not Permitted Except at Designated Locations (Shown on Guide Map)
There are 3 main options for grabbing a bite to eat at Aquatica SeaWorld offering a range of experiences from grab and go to a full buffet. There are also a number of Snack Bars throughout the park.
This location offers something unique that you will not find anywhere else in the park. All you have to do is purchase a Banana Beach Pass and you will be set for the entire day. Come back throughout the day and grab whatever you would like from the buffet. On the buffet you will have options like Pizza, Hot Dogs, Baked Chicken and Pulled Pork. They also have Coke products that come with this offering as well. It will also be well worth the additional $5 to get a refillable souvenir bottle to continue getting refills through the day.
This dining location offers Sandwiches and Salads as well as Chicken Tenders and Fries. You can also pick up a number of different desserts and Coke Products or your favorite bottle of beer.
Grab a delicious Hamburger, wrap and Kids Meals at the Waterstone Grill. Ice cold Beer and Coke products served at this location
There are no Picnic Areas in Aquatica SeaWorld Orlando
Picnic items such as lunches or other Family Portion Servings are not allowed in this park
Alcohol is also not permitted
You may bring small food items into the park like snacks, bottled waters and baby food in plastic containers
No glass items of any kind are allowed in the park
7.2 Miles from Downtown Disney
1.6 Miles from SeaWorld
13.9 Miles from Magic Kingdom Theme Park
View additional locations on our Map Page
Park your Vehicle in the Main Aquatica SeaWorld Parking Lot
Car and Motorcycle Parking – $12
Recreational Vehicles – $15
Platinum Members get special upgrade treatment when available
Some hotels and resorts offer transportation to SeaWorld Parks – Please check with your front desk
Life Jacket Rental
A Number of Premium Reserverd Areas are available but you will probably want to call the park and reserve them in advance.
Designated Area accessible only with paid wristband
2 – 8 Person Rentals
Large Umbrella or Full Cabana Covering
Upgraded Lounge Furniture
Towels Provided for each person in the Group
For complete information check out our Cabana at Aquatica SeaWorld page.
If you have an approved USCG (United States Coast Guard) Approved Life Vest, you are welcome to bring your own. If you would like to have a life vest to use throughout the day, there are many different Life Vest stations with all sizes available throughout the park FREE of charge. Kids under 48″ are required to wear a life vest on many of the rides.
If you have not rented one of the Cabanas, the towels are an additional fee of $4 per towel for the day. Since small expenses like this can really add up, you might want to consider bringing your own towels.
- Service Pets ARE allowed at Aquatica SeaWorld but they are not allowed on any of the Attractions
- Pets are NOT allowed in the park but there is a Kennel available
$15 per day ($10 if you are a Pass member)
Bring own food
You must walk your own pet
Blankets may be brought in
Immunization Records must be shown
Kennels cannot be reserved
The Beach Chair Rentals and Cabanas might seem a little far fetched and an expense that you don’t feel you need but think of the convenience that comes along with this small price. Take all of the amenities in to account before you decide against this little luxury as an option. There are only a limited number of premium seating options so if you are interested, make sure you reserve these in advance to coming to the park. If you wait and try to get one when you enter, you might find that there are not any available. Bring plenty of Sunscreen to protect your skin throughout the day. Being around water intensifies the rays and you will want to make sure you are well protected from any harmful rays as you play with your family around the park.
Smoking is not allowed inside the Aquatica SeaWorld park except in designated areas.