Marine life shows, thrill rides, aquariums & up-close encounters with dolphins, penguins & more.
Address: 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821
Hours: Open today · 10AM–5PM
Tickets prices, or costs vary based packages or coupons.
For families who plan to spend the entire day in the sun, Aquatica Orlando’s miles of white sand “beaches” and 38 slides should prove sufficient. The park has many exciting water fun features such as rapids, water chutes, and half-pipes. Expect plenty of excitement with Omaka Rocka, Kata’s Kookaburra Cover, and Walkabout Waters. The Dolphin Plunge is the most popular ride, not only because of its famous clear water tube slide. The ride also takes thrill-seekers through Commerson’s dolphins. These intelligent marine creatures make Aquatica Orlando truly special.
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How should you spend your day in Aquatica? There is something for everyone. You can spend your time with the dolphins, if you enjoy wildlife. If you just want to relax, you can rent a private cabana and chill for the rest of the afternoon. If you want to make the most of Aquatica, then you can try all the slides and water chutes until you have had your fill.
Aquatica Orlando is located on the outskirts of Orlando, Florida. It is a sister park of SeaWorld Orlando and Discovery Cove. The park is themed to the southern Pacific, and features Australian and New Zealand based mascots including Roa (a kiwi), Kata (a kookaburra), Wai (a Commerson’s dolphin), Ihu (a gecko), Papa (a royal spoonbill), Wae Wae (a takahē), and Motu (a turtle). The park features a wide array of attractions for all ages and swimming abilities, some of which pass by or through animal habitats. The park has two wave pools which share an extensive, 80,000-square-foot (7,400 m2) man made white-sand beach area equipped with deck chairs, sun beds and umbrellas.
Body / Mat slides
Dolphin Plunge – the park’s signature attraction, these two enclosed tube slides pass through a pool containing a pod of Commerson’s dolphins. The dolphins in this attraction that were originally featured at SeaWorld San Diego. Their names are Pepe and Ross , Ringer and Juan .
Ihu’s Breakaway Falls – is a drop pod style body slide recently opened in 2014
Taumata Racer – an eight-lane racing slide with guests sliding down on mats through enclosed and open sections.
Whanau Way – a tower with four double-raft slides. (1 or 2 riders)
Tassie’s Twisters – a pair of funnel-like slides that can be ridden in single or double rafts. This ride can only be accessed through Loggerhead Lane.
Omaka Rocka – Aquatica’s newest ride, rafts each carrying one rider descend into one of two slides with segments that look like a tornado funnel laying on its side.
Multi-person family raft slides (round rafts)
Walhalla Wave – a twisty slide with enclosed, pitch-dark segments. Nearly lasts a minute. (1 – 4 riders, 4th rider must be under 60″)
HooRoo Run – sharing a tower with Walhalla Wave, this triple-dip slide is short, but fast. (2 or 3 riders, 3rd rider must be under 60″) (2 riders required)
Roa’s Rapids – a faster, aggressive version of the lazy river with geysers, speed zones and center islands.
Loggerhead Lane – a traditional lazy river that passes through a grotto of cichlids and the Commerson’s dolphin exhibit.
Cutback Cove – featuring stronger, taller waves.
Big Surf Shores – featuring gentler, rolling waves.
Kata’s Kookaburra Cove – designed for younger children, with smaller slides and play features.
Walkabout Waters – a play fortress with slides, ladders and dumping water buckets.