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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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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld CA $79
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld

10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located on the Strip, within a 10-minute walk of SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica. Discovery Cove and Orange County Convention Center are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld CA $89
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

    10771 International Drive, Orlando, FL
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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

      Hyatt Regency Orlando CA $155
      Hyatt Regency Orlando

      Hyatt Regency Orlando

      9801 International Dr, Orlando, FL
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located on the Strip, within 2 mi (3 km) of The Wheel at ICON Park™, SeaWorld® Orlando and Aquatica. Discovery Cove and Universal Studios Florida are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld CA $116
        Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

        Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

        6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Orlando resort is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Orange County Convention Center and Pointe Orlando are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld CA $103
          TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

          TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

          10731 International Drive, Orlando, FL
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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

            SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld CA $82
            SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

            SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

            10801 International Dr, Orlando, FL
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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

              Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld CA $121
              Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

              Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld

              6924 Grand Vacations Way, Orlando, FL
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of SeaWorld® Orlando and Discovery Cove. Aquatica and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld CA $82
                Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

                Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld

                10815 International Drive, Orlando, FL
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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