Aquatica Water Park
Aquatica the South Seas-inspired waterpark features attractions from serene to extreme. Aquatica joins sister parks SeaWorld and Discovery Cove to create a trio of immersive marine life adventures found nowhere else in the world.
Setting foot into Aquatica, guests immediately experience the vastness of nearly 60 acres of lush landscape inspired by the vivid color, stunning flora and carefree personality of the South Sea Islands. Reminiscent of the rugged beauty of New Zealand, Australia and New Guinea, the landscape of Aquatica is striking. Crystal-blue rivers wind through hidden grottos and refreshing waterfalls, while rich greenery and bright flowers adorn towering rock formations.
Aquatica features the most thrilling water rides in the world with 36 water slides, six rivers and lagoons, and more than 80,000 square feet of beach area. Designed in a way that could only be done by SeaWorld, these distinct attractions will zoom, float and splash guests through amazing animal habitats and undersea adventures.
Aquatica Rides and Slides
Dolphin Plunge - Aquatica's signature attraction plunges riders 250 feet in clear tubes through a crystal-blue lagoon with black-and-white Commerson's dolphins. Guests feel as if they are flying beneath the sea among these beautiful animals. While similar in coloration to SeaWorld's icon, Shamu, these dolphins are also distinctly different. In addition to being much smaller, they are also fast, agile swimmers - making them the perfect inhabitants for this lively park.
Big Surf Shores & Cutback Cove - Guests can catch a wave in the world's only side-by-side wave pools capable of operating together or independently. Filled with a combined
860,000 gallons of water, these enormous wave pools deliver very different
experiences. Cutback Cove produces crashing waves with 5-foot swells
while Big Surf Shores creates gently-rolling surf.
Loggerhead Lane - For a slower pace, this lazy river floats guests through a spectacular
underwater view of the Commerson's dolphins, past exotic birds and
through a beautiful 10,000-gallon habitat of thousands of exotic fish.
Taumata Racer - For those who prefer life in the fast lane, Taumata Racer speeds riders
down a 300-foot slide, in and out of tunnels and around a 360-degree turn
before racing them across the finish line.
Walkabout Waters - Splash! This interactive water playground is one of the world's largest,
boasting 15,000 square feet of pure water excitement. This 60-foot-tall
colorful water adventure is the perfect playground for kids to zip down
slides and blast water cannons.
Tassie Twister - Adventurous rafters delight in the twirling sensations of this ride as they
spin and splash through a tunnel and into a sparkling pool below. The 129-
foot flume takes single or double inner tubes into a super bowl, spins riders
around and drops them into Loggerhead Lane.
Animals at Aquatica
Aquatica is home to an assortment of intriguing animals, from Commerson's dolphins and
giant anteaters to brilliant birds and exotic fish. The first-of-its-kind waterpark showcases
these amazing animals in a most playful and extraordinary setting.
Commerson's dolphins are Aquatica's most distinctive inhabitants, Commerson's dolphins are agile
swimmers that average about 5 feet in length and weigh about 100 pounds.
These diminutive dolphins are indigenous to South America, the Straits of
Magellan, the Falkland Islands and the Kerguelen Islands in the southern
Indian Ocean. Aquatica is home to the only Commerson's dolphins in the
Southeastern United States.
Commerson's dolphins have distinctive black-and-white coloration, similar
to a familiar relative of theirs - the killer whale. These small, swift dolphins
often swim upside down - and can even feed in this position. Quick and
playful, these animals bring Aquatica's fun, carefree personality to life.
Macaws are large, brilliantly-colored parrots native to the rainforests of
Central and South America. These social birds nest in tree hollows or on the
sides of cliffs. Monogamous by nature, macaw pairs often fly side-by-side
within a large flock.
Aquatica's fun, carefree nature invites guests to play with the sea, but throughout their day,
they'll encounter many animals that make their home on land. Guests will delight at special
moments when they meet an giant anteater, or hear a kookaburra "laugh" out loud. The Sulcata tortoise is one of the largest species of tortoise, and can weigh anywhere from 100 to 200 pounds and reach 2 1/2 feet in length, plus many more amimals you'd never expect at a water park.
Families Visiting Aquatica
Even the littlest swimmers will enjoy one-of-a-kind attractions at Aquatica. Walkabout Waters, one of the world's largest interactive water play areas includes a colorful rain fortress that towers 60 feet above a 15,000-square-foot pool. The entire family can zoom together on slides and blast water cannons. In a separate children's pool, even those Aquatica guests not old enough to walk can still slide down tubes with Mom and Dad in specially built rafts.
Plenty of wide, sand beaches, refreshing lagoons and cool shade from towering oaks and exotic trees create the ultimate water park for guest comfort. Personal cabanas dot the shoreline for those who desire a private retreat. The entire park is designed to limit wait times and provide easy access to rides, attractions and even restaurants. Those who don't want to leave the comfort of their lounge chair can even enjoy beachside waiter service. All of this allows more time for carefree family fun.
Winding rivers throughout Aquatica also offer two different journeys from serene to extreme. One river carries guests through gentle waterfalls, past exotic birds and into an undersea grotto with thousands of colorful fish. An adjacent river offers pure thrill, jetting riders through rolling rapids, rushing geysers and racing waters. Colorful eight-lane racing slides, triple-drop raft rides, double inner tubes, and a 6-story family ride round out the mix of thrills.
Dining at Aquatica
All of Aquatica's restaurants offer comfortable seating and indoor queues.
For additional treats, Aquatica has six food carts located throughout the
Waterstone Grill is a two-line restaurant serving an assortment of
sandwiches and salads, desserts and drinks.
Mango Market is a grab-and-go restaurant serving picnic baskets full of
tasty lunch items ideal for a picnic on the beach.
Banana Beach Cook-Out is an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant featuring
traditional burgers, hot dogs, BBQ chicken and classic side items.
Shopping - Attention all shoppers! Aquatica's Kiwi Traders and Adaptations gift shops
variety of designer items, as well as stylish attire with Aquatica logos.
Brand names include Hurley, Oakley and Quicksilver to name a few.
Guest Services - Strollers, wheelchairs, and lockers are available for rent. Climate controlled
pet kennels are available for rent at SeaWorld, conveniently
located across the street. Diaper-changing and babynursing
areas, first aid, foreign currency exchange, automated teller
machine, taxi and bus parking are available on site.
Aquatica is open year-round with varying hours. For specific hours of
operation, please call 1.888.800.5447 or visit AquaticabySeaWorld.com.