Aquatica

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Aquatica featuring a water park and rides

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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Top Hotels Close to Aquatica

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $82 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located on the Strip, within 1 mi (2 km) of Aquatica and Orange County Convention Center. Discovery Cove and Pointe Orlando ...
3.4/5 (6,822 reviews)
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
10771 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $109 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Situated in Orlando, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Orange County Convention Center and Pointe Orlando are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,203 reviews)
"Very easy to find and the location was great."

Reviewed on Dec. 7, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3 out of 5
10801 International Dr, Orlando, FL
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The price is CA $118 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
This family-friendly Orlando hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Discovery Cove and Aquatica. Orange County Convention ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"This is our all time favorite hotel! We live in Florida and have visited Orlando many, many times over the years. We are a family of 5. Dad, mom, and 3 boys, currently 5, 4, and 1 year old. Love the layout of the rooms and I really appreciate the fact that I know they will always be clean! The hotel ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 1, 2021

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $82 per night from Dec 15 to Dec 15
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
10771 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $109 per night from Dec 14 to Dec 14
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, an IHG Hotel
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3 out of 5
10801 International Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $118 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Aloft Orlando International Drive
Aloft Orlando International Drive
3 out of 5
5730 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $125 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
Aloft Orlando International Drive
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3.5 out of 5
10731 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $123 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
3 out of 5
10815 International Drive, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $118 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orlando at SeaWorld
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
4 out of 5
6677 Sea Harbor Dr, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $201 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Tru By Hilton Orlando Convention Center Area, FL
Tru By Hilton Orlando Convention Center Area, FL
2.5 out of 5
6461 Westwood Boulevard, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $109 per night from Dec 16 to Dec 16
Tru By Hilton Orlando Convention Center Area, FL
Hilton Orlando
Hilton Orlando
4 out of 5
6001 Destination Parkway, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $201 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Hilton Orlando
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.