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15 Things You Can’t Miss at Aquatica

June 20, 2023
It's a momentous occasion as Aquatica Orlando reaches its 15th anniversary, marking fifteen years of pure enjoyment and our exceptional guests!
It's a momentous occasion as Aquatica Orlando reaches its 15th anniversary, marking fifteen years of pure enjoyment and our exceptional guests!

Whether you're seeking adrenaline-pumping rides or a tranquil escape, join us as we explore 15 things that are a must-do for fun-seekers of all ages while visiting. Get ready to dive into the excitement and uncover the treasures that await within the vibrant oasis of Aquatica Orlando!

#1 - Relax at Loggerhead Lane
Loggerhead Lane lazy river at Aquatica Orlando
Drift along Loggerhead Lane lazy river, where you can immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of underwater life, encountering vibrant tropical fish and Commerson's dolphins along the way. Put your feet up and unwind with your friends and family all summer long.

#2 - Try New Food!
Dining options at Aquatica Orlando
Dive into delicious new adventures at Aquatica and satisfy your taste buds with a mouthwatering selection of irresistible food!

Keep the fun flowing and satisfy your hunger with options like Walkabout Pizza, Papa’s Cantina, or Banana Beach Cookout; whichever you choose, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with amazing new flavors.

#3 - Visit Turi's Kid Cove and Slide Down the New Tamariki Twirl!
Tamariki Twirl at Aquatica Orlando
Experience endless fun at Turi's Kid Cove, where you can't miss the pint-sized thrills of sliding down the all-new Tamariki Twirl!

Get your squad together and prepare for a splashtastic adventure at our amazing new water attraction. Dive into a world of excitement as you encounter watering palms, tipping buckets, spraying jets, water bobbles, and an array of thrilling surprises. And that's not all! Little ones can grab a tube and experience a wave of joy on the all-new Tamariki Twirl, a specially designed kid-sized slide that guarantees endless fun tailored just for them.

#4 - Float around Roa’s Rapids
Roas Rapids at Aquatica Orlando
Experience the thrill of Roa's Rapids as you embark on an action-packed river journey amidst the raging waters of Aquatica.

Prepare yourself for an incredible adventure through a tumultuous ocean of surging waves, swirling currents, and erupting fountains, all while reaching speeds that will leave other river adventures trailing far behind.

#5 - Unwind in Our Premium Loungers
Reserve a lounger at Aquatica Orlando
Indulge in the ultimate comfort and privacy with your personal set of premium seating loungers, complete with a convenient attached shade for your relaxation and enjoyment. Pick between an exclusive area underneath KareKare Curl with views of Cutback Cove or the large beach area near Big Surf wave pool.

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#6 - Grab a Drink at Trader Turi’s Tiki Bar!
Trader Turis Tiki Bar at Aquatica Orlando
Immerse yourself in the tropical ambiance of Trader Turi's Tiki Bar, where Polynesian vibes fill the air. Indulge in a delightful array of frozen drinks and exotic tropical cocktails, including our renowned Orlando Vice. Encounter Turi, our delightful Aquatican frog companion, as you approach this sandy oasis. Soak up the sun with stunning surroundings from every angle or enjoy the bar's TVs.

#7 - Challenge Your Friends on Taumata Racer
Taumata Racer at Aquatica Orlando
Prepare yourself for the ultimate adrenaline rush, as you embark on Taumata Racer, the park's most exhilarating attraction. Brace yourself as eight daring racers plummet down a jaw-droppingly steep hill, racing headfirst in a high-speed, heart-pounding mat ride that promises the biggest thrill of them all. Grab your friends and dare each other to partake in the race of a lifetime!

#8 - Be Breakaway Brave
Ihus Breakaway Falls drop slide at Aquatica Orlando
Test your courage and plunge into the thrilling free-fall adventure of Ihu's Breakaway Falls®, the most daring multi-drop tower in Orlando. Confront your fears and challenge your companions as you brave the unpredictable descent, not knowing who will break away first on this exhilarating ride of a lifetime. Named after Ihu, the vibrant gecko of Aquatica Orlando, who tirelessly seeks out the most heart-pounding thrills, the steepest hills, and the most epic spills within the waterpark.

#9 - Create Your Own Oasis at the Cabanas
Reserve a cabana at Aquatica Orlando
Reserve a spot in the shade and elevate your waterpark experience to new heights with our exclusive cabana upgrades. Indulge in the ultimate luxury and privacy as you relax in your own private oasis, complete with comfortable seating, shade, and personalized service. Enhance your day of fun in the sun with the added convenience and VIP treatment of our cabana upgrades, making your visit truly unforgettable.

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#10 - Take the Plunge on Reef Plunge
Reef Plunge water slide at Aquatica Orlando
Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping journey like no other on Reef Plunge, one of our sensational water slides. Brace yourself as you splash, twist, and turn through a mesmerizing 330 feet of translucent cutouts and thrilling rings. Zoom past a captivating underwater realm, with the vibrant marine life of Commerson's dolphins, leopard sharks, sardines, and an array of cold-water fish. Get ready to embark on an unparalleled adventure that will leave you exhilarated and craving for more.

Experience the awe-inspiring presence of Commerson's dolphins up close as they swim and play around Reef Plunge.

#11 - Ride the Rainbow on Whanau Way
Whanau Way water slide at Aquatica Orlando
Prepare for a thrill-packed adventure like no other on our quadruple slide tower, where riders can choose from four exhilarating high-speed experiences. As you venture into the enchanting realm of the South Seas, embrace the feeling of being part of a close-knit Whanau, or family. Dive down the slides together on double inner tubes and forge unbreakable bonds as you plunge into the excitement awaiting below.

#12 - Catch Some Waves at Cutback Cove & Big Surf Shores
Wave pools at Aquatica Orlando
Discover the extraordinary features that set Aquatica apart from the rest—the unmatched duo of giant side-by-side wave pools, a distinction you won't find anywhere else in the country. Feel the exhilaration at Cutback Cove or Big Surf Shores - the choice is yours. Spend your summer at Aquatica Orlando where the waves are in motion, delivering action and excitement.

#13 - Embrace Your Inner Child at Walkabout Waters
Walkabout Waters play area at Aquatica Orlando
Step into a world of boundless joy at Walkabout Waters, the talk of the town for kids in our park. Rise to the challenge of this magnificent 60-foot-tall rain fortress, brimming with vibrant colors, thrilling encounters, and countless adventures awaiting young explorers.

Spanning an expansive 15,000 square feet, this remarkable attraction is impossible to miss on a map. But who needs one for a true walkabout? Embrace the spirit of the South Seas and simply follow the sounds of laughter that guide you through this captivating wonderland. Let the echoes of joy lead the way as you embark on an unforgettable journey of excitement and discovery.

#14 - Soak Up the Sun on the Beach
Aquatica Orlando beach
Escape to our waterpark oasis and discover the allure of our sandy beaches. Immerse yourself in pure bliss as you sink your toes into the soft sand, bask in the warmth of the sun, and relish the feeling of a coastal paradise. Whether you're building sandcastles, lounging under a beach umbrella, or simply enjoying the soothing sounds of the wave pools, our sandy beaches offer the perfect spot to unwind and create unforgettable memories.

#15 - Twirl Down Tassie’s Twister
Tassies Twister water slide at Aquatica Orlando
Prepare for a wild adventure on Tassie's Twisters, an exhilarating ride that will leave you amazed. But hold on tight, because the journey itself is part of the thrill.

Embark on a quest starting from the Loggerhead Lane lazy river, where you'll venture to the island at its heart and climb the towering heights to the top of the slide. As you reach the top, feel the energy as you twirl and whirl, caught in a whirlwind of excitement until you're finally spun back out into the lazy river. Get ready to witness and experience something truly extraordinary—you've never seen or felt anything quite like it.