Aquatica- Orlando, FL - Family-Oriented Amusement and Marine Park

Aquatica is a popular family-oriented water park owned by SeaWorld and located in beautiful Orlando, Florida. It's actually just across the street from the main SeaWorld park in the same city, so it's not uncommon for visitors in the area on vacation to make it a point to visit both parks. SeaWorld even offers multi-park pass options for the convenience of visitors interested in this option.

As is the case with any SeaWorld park, the main attraction for many visitors is the incredible selection of marine animals to be found within its walls. For starters, visitors will have the opportunity to meet and learn about Aquatica's beautiful, majestic Commerson's dolphins which are considered the stars of the park. They are known for their distinctive, black-and-white markings and their delightfully amusing penchant for fun and play.

Aquatica also features a lagoon populated by an impressive selection of exotic fish. Guests are encouraged to see the lagoon via a relaxing raft ride down Loggerhead Lane, as this is the best way to see all the lagoon has to offer. Adventurous riders also might want to consider touring the park and seeing it at its best by way of Dolphin Plunge, which also offers a close-up look at Aquatica's famous Commerson's dolphins.

However, it shouldn't be assumed that these are the only two rides available in the park for those who crave a more amusement park-style experience. In fact, there are many other! Roa's Rapids offers a heart-pounding, action-packed white water rapids experience. The Taumata Racer ride treats up to eight guests to a competitive, high-speed mat race down a steep, excitement-inducing hill. Whanau Way is a quadruple slide tower that is not only one of the most exciting rides available in the park, but also the most popular.

Aquatica also features plenty of rides specially designed to suit young visitors as well. This includes the popular Walkabout Waters attraction, a 60-foot-tall, 15,000 square foot "rain fortress'' packed with bright colors, fun activities, and hidden adventures just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed by the younger set. Kata's Kookaburra Cove is another recommended stop for those with young children in tow with its selection of kiddie body slides, water spouts, and fun surprises.

When it's time to stop for a bite to eat, Aquatica has all the bases covered. Park guests can grab their fare of choice and go when they visit the popular Mango Market. They will even pack your party's lunches up in a picnic basket if you'd like to take them down to the beach and enjoy them while admiring the spectacular view. Casual diners will love Aquatica's Waterstone Grill for a quick sandwich, salad, or sweet treat. Last but not least is the Banana Beach Cook-Out where visitors can grab delicious char-broiled burgers, hot dogs, and barbecued chicken - the perfect accompaniment to a fun-filled day at a water park!

Other amenities available for the enjoyment and convenience of guests include a gift shop full of souvenirs to commemorate your trip, picnic areas, lockers, and life vests. Guests also have the option of renting a private cabana complete with stocked fridge for the day - the perfect option for visitors who'd like to take a time out in the middle of the day and get back to the action later on.

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