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“Don't waste your money”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Aquatica Orlando

Aquatica Orlando
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Aquatica Orlando
Ranked #28 of 421 things to do in Orlando
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Owner description: From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools to tranquil beaches and the remarkable animal habitats that are the hallmark of SeaWorld(R), Aquatica(R) Orlando delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world's most thrilling water rides, featuring 42 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Get ready to brave a watery free-fall on the new Ihu's Breakaway Falls(R), the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in Orlando. Aquatica offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures and through breathtaking animal exhibits.
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“Don't waste your money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

Was really disappointed with this park the park was part of a ticket combination we bought... Don't expect the staff to be anywhere near as nice as the Disney parks the swim tube that goes threw the dolphin in closure is damaged inside and my husband cut his arm on the way threw it also u go so fast you don't actually see the dolphins!! The place is not properly maintained would not go again

Visited August 2014
7 Thank Claire P
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“Our top pick for Orlando in hot weather!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

We went there our first day in Orlando and the next day we had to go again! Would've gone a 3rd time but ran out of time!

Great brainless adrenaline-filled fun. It was safe and fun to do with children and quite beautifully laid out. The waits can be long so it takes some time to figure what to do when. Impressive how many lifeguards were stationed at literally every possible spot.

The only comment is about the food - buying food takes a long time, especially at meal time it's very crowded (and hot!). They don't allow outside food and they check the bags. This was an issue for allergies as we had to argue at the entrance regarding our allergic child for whom we brought food. Their policy states that they only allow 2 sandwiches for the whole day!!! It took some discussion to allow 4 sandwiches to pass through!

Also the line-up for lockers was very long. We could rent towels but they were not even needed in the summer as you get dry instantly.

The best value is probably to go Discovery Cove as it gives you free unlimited access to Aquatica for 2 weeks.

Visited June 2014
2 Thank 10monthspreggers
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Buffalo, New York
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“Love This Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Traveled to Orlando solely for this wonderful water park. Having done Disney and Aquatica last October, my son really wanted to return, and we did; no Disney visit necessary. Wave pool awesome, lazy river terrific and the tall freestanding play area fantastic. We spent two days here, it was superb. The only improvement opportunity is the buffet. The pulled pork was good, otherwise it wasn't great, even for park food. Overall, we will return again and again.

Visited August 2014
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“A very enjoyable day”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Plenty of beds and space(more so than wet n wild), and enough slides to keep the kids happy. We can only compare to WetnWild as we never got to the others.

We thought the food was better, and it was a generally nicer place - much of a muchness on the pricing compared to everywhere else.

Visited August 2014
Thank Richard M
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“great day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

My family (mom, dad, 3 boys ages 23-4 years) had a wonderful day at Aquatica. We are a huge age range, so hard for everyone to be enjoying an event, but this was wonderful. Of course there are long lines for some rides, but still really fun. We loved the Rapids ride that you float with just your body, that was so much fun. The kids loved the kid complex of different water guns and slides and fountains. It was also really fun to do the big slide. Wear a bathing suit or board shorts you can walk around all day in, get a locker for towel and snacks, go bare foot if you can, much easier. Of course wear sunscreen and have on a rash guard, very sunny.

Visited August 2014
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