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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.

It's worth giving yourself heaps of time at Aquatica. Here are the best activities:

When arranging your trip, you may want to consider buying a Busch Gardens Tampa Park Tickets and an Aquatica Orlando.

Take a look at our Orlando things to do page to learn about more activities while you're here.


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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld CA $106
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 resort is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Aquatica, SeaWorld® Orlando and Discovery Cove. Orange County Convention Center and Pointe Orlando are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Hyatt Regency Orlando CA $157
    Hyatt Regency Orlando

    Hyatt Regency Orlando

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

      Situated on the Strip, this luxury resort is close to SeaWorld® Orlando, Aquatica and Discovery Cove. Area attractions also include Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal Studios Florida™.

      Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld CA $101
      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 Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld CA $118
        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 Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld CA $144
          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 and Aquatica. Discovery Cove and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld CA $118
            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 Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld CA $101
              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 Aquatica and Discovery Cove. SeaWorld® Orlando and Orange County Convention Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld CA $119
                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 1 mi (2 km) of SeaWorld® Orlando, Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets and Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ are also within 6 mi (10 km).