Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, isn’t your average Central Florida water park destination. In addition to housing some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, Aquatica features 84,000 square feet of water fun, ranging from more than 40 slides to wave pools, lazy and racing rivers, sandy beaches and animal exhibits and habitats that SeaWorld is known for. With attractions for young and old and the perfect water temperature year-round, Aquatica is something you have to experience firsthand on your next Central Florida vacation!
Aquatica has both thrill rides and family fun attractions, meaning that every member of your family can fill up their day with things to do and see at this water park.
- Dolphin Plunge® - The park’s signature ride, riders plunge through 250 feet of clear tubes, including through the Commerson’s dolphin habitat.
- HooRoo Run® - Riders sit in a tube that can fit up to four people and plunge down six stories with a series of three drops.
- Ihu’s Breakaway Falls® - Aquatica’s newest and most daring attraction, Ihu’s Breakaway Falls has four slides, three of which send riders down the eight stories of drops and twists from a platform that breaks away from you. That’s right, riders stand on a platform that literally falls out from underneath you; hence the name of the attraction. The fourth slide doesn’t feature the breakaway but actually has the steepest drops and curves.
- Omaka Rocka – Riders speed down tunnels and slide high up on the walls of this high-speed flume attraction.
- Tassie's Twisters – Single or double riders speed down a tunnel and into a bowl that spins you around and around before dropping you into Loggerhead Lane.
- Taumata Racer® - This eight-lane racing slide takes racers on a mat through tunnels and around a 360-degree turn before racing to the finish line of this 300-foot ride.
- Walhalla Wave® - This family raft ride is similar to HooRoo Run but features a much longer ride – 600 feet to be exact – of twists and turns.
- Whanau Way – Sitting in double inner tubes, riders race down five stories of curves and drops in one of four different slides.
- Cutback Cove & Big Surf Shores – These side-by-side wave pools house more than 860,000 gallons of water but are very different from one another. While Cutback Cove produces wave swells as high as five feet, Big Surf Shores produces gently rolling waves.
- Kata’s Kookaburra Cove® - This area is just for kids! With fountains, rides and slides, this area is the perfect area for children who do not meet the height requirements for the other attractions.
- Loggerhead Lane – The park’s lazy river takes guests to underwater viewings of dolphins and exotic fish.
- Roa's Rapids® - This unique river is anything but lazy! Tubes aren’t allowed here, as guests are zipped at speeds up to four times as fast as a lazy river through 1,500 feet of rapids!
- Walkabout Waters – Another 15,000 square feet of water wonderland for children.
Aquatica has a strict outside food and beverage policy that only allows individually-wrapped snacks and bottled beverages in, so if you’re in the park for a long time, be prepared to eat at some point during the day. The best value for dining is the Banana Beach Buffet, where you can eat all day long (with as many visits as you want) for a reasonable price ($16-20 for adults, $11-16 for children). If you’re looking for a la carte items, the Mango Market has everything from chicken tenders to sandwiches and assorted desserts, while the Waterstone Grill, located toward the front of the park, has a larger selection from wraps and salads to handcrafted burger specialty platters.
There are two shopping destinations within Aquatica – Adaptations is more of an apparel and accessory store, with name brands like Billabong, Roxy and Quicksilver to choose from. Kiwi Traders is your more one-stop-shop merchandise location, with everything you need for a day at a water park, including sunscreen, beach towels, apparel, toys and Aquatica and SeaWorld-theme gifts.
There are several different types of cabana rentals available at Aquatica, ranging from private four-person cabanas to those that fit seven to eight guests. Prices start as low as $49.99 and go all the way up to $299.99, depending on the location of the cabana and the amenities associated with it. Included in the price of the cabana is an all-day locker, mini refrigerator, water and a discount on merchandise.