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Old 05-10-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Hey guys,

we've typically held Aquatica season passes but wet and wild offered us seasonal passes for about $20 less per person. I've never been to WNW so I was hoping maybe for some feedback.

What we liked about Aquatica was that it was fairly easy to navigate the park, without a map. We never did any of the big water slides so those are a non-issue. My son loves the kids plays area and the rapids thing. I liked the lazy (kinda) river and the beach simulator.

We always took our own snacks without any problem but on occasion we did try the food and it was decent; overpriced but tasted okay. Parking was relatively easy and no matter what day I went the park never felt "too" crowded, probably because we didn't stand in line for the slides.

I was wondering if anyone has been to both and can tell me which they liked better and why.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Wet N wild all the way! Aquatica just seems to overpriced for what it offers, it is still a good park though. To me I can have just as much fun if not more at WNW for a cheaper price. The park is extremely small so there shouldn't be a problem Navigating it, That being said there are still tons of rides. The one thing you might not like is that there is a lot less Families at WNW as there is at Aquatica. There are tons of high school teens everywhere, but there are still some families. Whenever I got to WNW i never have a problem with parking, But I guess that depends as it is in the heart of tourist haven.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: US
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I would definitely choose Aquatica for a family and your situations. Wet'n'Wild is great for people who like slides and don't care about atmosphere/theming... basically your average high school student. If you go here, you will notice this is their main demographic. Aquatica is less crowded, has nice landscaping, a pretty good theme, and more attractions for people who aren't slide fanatics.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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Aquatica is much nicer as it's much newer and has good slides and attractions like the Roas Rapids fast lazy river.As was mentioned Wet n Wild is older with more concrete and less theming,it does however have a good selection of innovative slides.You'll definitely see more young kids and young adults by themselves at Wet n Wild when compared to Aquatica.How much is the Wet n Wild pass?Other waterparks you could consider are the two Disney waterparks Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach,the waterpark annual pass that includes BOTH of these parks is $99,which is a pretty good deal in my opinion.I enjoy all 4 parks but the two Disney parks and Aquatica are more geared to families and have way better theming.
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:34 AM
 
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I think the best advice is try Wet N Wild out with the family once and see how you like it. Then buy the pass to the park your kids like best. We always have lot of fun at WW and this year they opened a new kids part. Blastaway Beach which is supposed to be the largest kids play area in any of the water parks now. It is sort of secluded from the big slide area where the teens hang out and only has 1 way in and out. $55 for a whole year is a great deal.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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We're gonna try the wet and wild one day thing if we like it we'll upgrade to the annual pass. Looking at the pictures my gut is telling me I'm not gonna like it as much as I like Aquatica (mostly for the exact reasons you guys listed here) but I'm sure my son will enjoy either so we'll try it out.

Thanks for all the feedback
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