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Aquatica Guide

Aquatica Orlando

Aquatica is one of the biggest water parks in Orlando, with state-of-the-art waterslides, sandy beaches, wave pools and lots more!

Watch dolphins swim by as you slide through the underwater Dolphin Plunge, race your friends and family on the high-speed Taumata Racer or laze your way down Loggerhead Lane.

And don’t miss out on the world-famous Ihu's Breakaway Falls – the longest drop tower multi-slide ride of its kind, anywhere!

Whether you want to have fun with the kids, relax in the sun or feel the adrenaline, this water park has something for the whole family to enjoy - so book your Aquatica tickets and get ready to make a splash!

Aquatica Rides

With over 36 waterslides, Aquatica truly has something for everyone, with rides to suit the beach bums, the thrill seekers and even the little squirts…

The Thrill Rides:

Ihu's Breakaway Falls

The tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in Orlando! With 3 “Breakaway Boxes", you'll stand facing your friends or family, not knowing who will be the first to be plunged down an almost vertical drop of nearly 40ft. Truly nail-biting and definitely one not to miss!

See more fun facts about Ihu's Breakaway Falls

Restrictions: You must be at least 48" tall and weigh under 300 lbs (136 kg) for this ride.

Ihu's Breakaway Falls

Dolphin Plunge

Easily the most popular ride in the park – and unlike any other in the world!

Two neighbouring enclosed tube-slides send you plunging through an underwater pool which is home to beautiful black-and-white Commerson's dolphins who will often race right alongside you!

Restrictions: You must be at least 48" tall and weigh under 300 lbs (136 kg) for this ride.

Dolphin Plunge

Omaka Rocka

Speed down half-pipe funnels and high-speed tubes on this raft ride that spins you forwards and backwards before being deposited into the pool below.

Restrictions: You must be at least 48" tall and weigh under 250 lbs (114 kg) for this ride.

Omaka Rocka

HooRoo Run

Gather together on your family-sized raft, and then hold on tight as you skim down this hair-raisingly fast, triple-humped slide!

Restrictions: You must be at least 42" tall and weigh under 600 lbs (272 kg) for this ride. Guests under 48" (1.22 m) are recommended to wear a life vest.

HooRoo Run

Walhalla Wave

The longest slide in the park, this family raft ride takes you on a fast, intense journey through 6 storeys of tunnels, twists and turns.

Restrictions: You must be at least 42" tall and weigh under 600 lbs (272 kg) for this ride. Guests under 48" (1.22 m) are recommended to wear a life vest.


Taumata Racer

The biggest thrill at Aquatica is right here! Get ready to race your family and friends head-first on this 8-lane competitive mat ride, speeding down a spectacularly steep slope, around a 360° loop and in race and out of tunnels. How fast can you go??

Restrictions: You must be at least 42" tall for this ride.

Taumata Racer

The Family Fun Rides:

Roa's Rapids

A new take on the traditional lazy-river ride – and a little less lazy! The fast-paced Roa's Rapids takes you roaring through a rolling river, past gushing geysers, waterfalls, speed zones and islands.

The course is fairly shallow (approximately 4ft deep) but life vests allow you to float along safely and go with the flow!

Restrictions: Guests under 51" are required to wear a life vest.

Roa's Rapids

Walkabout Waters

A huge, interactive children's water playground with a towering 60ft play fortress as its centrepiece!

Kids can safely swoosh down water slides, climb ladders, clamber over nets, scramble across bridges and get soaked by water cannons! It's the perfect spot for children to play while parents take some time out.

Restrictions: Kids must be at least 36" tall for this ride.

Walkabout Waters

Loggerhead Lane

This leisurely lazy-river raft ride floats past various Aquatica attractions, including the Commerson's dolphin area and tropical fish aquarium.

Restrictions: Guests under 48" are required to wear a life vest.

Loggerhead Lane

Kata's Kookaburra Cove

A children's water-play area with small body-slides, water-spouts and tons of other fun play items to keep little ones happy, cool and occupied!

Restrictions: Kids must be no taller than 48" to enter this play area.

Kata's Kookaburra Cove

Animals at Aquatica

Aquatica water park is inspired by the exotic South Seas and the creatures that live there. Around the park you'll see cartoon animal mascots to help guide the guests, and you can meet and pet the real-life animal mascots too!

Some of the animals will be wandering the park with their handlers, and you’ll see others, like the Commerson's dolphins and tropical fish, while you're on the rides.

Aquatica's animal mascots include:

  • Commerson’s dolphins
  • Macaws
  • Giant Anteaters
  • Laughing Kookaburras
  • Sulcata Tortoises
  • Roseate Spoonbills
  • African Chichlids
Animals at Aquatica

Aquatica Restaurants

There are several dining options at Aquatica, offering anything from a snack to a full meal:

Aquatica All-Day Dining Deal:

This unlimited dining pass is definitely the best food value you can get for your day at Aquatica!

Visit the delicious Banana Beach buffet as much as you like throughout the day, and feast on a variety of pizzas, pulled pork, mac & cheese, hot dogs and more!

Find out more about the Aquatica All Day Dining Deal

Dining at Aquatica

Mango Market

Pick up a variety of snacks, from sandwiches, chicken tenders, chips, wraps and salads to desserts, ice cream, soft drinks and beers.

WaterStone Grill

Enjoy a variety of fresh tasty favourites like succulent sandwiches, juicy burgers, speciality wraps, kids’ meals and delicious desserts.


Aquatica Opening Times

Aquatica is open all year round. Opening times can change depending on the season, but the earliest the park opens is usually 9am and the latest it closes is 8pm.

All the pools at Aquatica are heated, so the park can stay open even in the winter months!


Parking Fees per day:

  • Cars & Motorcycles: $13
  • RVs: $17

Directions to Aquatica

Aquatica is located on International Drive, opposite SeaWorld


5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821.

Getting There

From Orlando International Airport:

  • Take Highway 528 / Beachline Expressway Westbound
  • Exit at International Drive
  • Turn left at the end of the ramp
  • Follow signs toward SeaWorld
  • Aquatica is just across the street from SeaWorld on International Drive

From Tampa or Highway 192:

  • Get onto the I-4 Eastbound
  • Take Exit 71 (the SeaWorld Exit)
  • Turn right onto Central Florida Parkway
  • Follow signs towards SeaWorld
  • Turn left onto Sea Harbor Drive
  • Aquatica is just past SeaWorld, across International Drive

From Downtown Orlando:

  • Get onto the I-4 Westbound
  • Take Exit 72 Eastbound (Highway 528/Beachline Expressway)
  • Take Exit #1 for International Drive
  • Turn left at the bottom of the ramp
  • Follow the signs toward SeaWorld
  • Aquatica is just across the street from SeaWorld on International Drive


  • Aquatica Orlando is fully wheelchair-accessible apart from on the wave pool's sandy beach.
  • There are a few attractions at Aquatica which have towers with steps. These steps are accessible under current ADA guidelines.
  • Some rides may require riders to be able to maintain the proper position on the ride unassisted.
  • The rivers and family attractions have ‘beach' style entryways, without steps.
  • Service animals are welcome to accompany guests with disabilities – however they are NOT permitted on any of the rides or attractions!

Visually Impaired Guests

Assistance is available for any guests with visual impairments. However you are requested to give at least 2 weeks' notice. Please email for further information. When possible a guide may be provided for some period of time during your visit.

What to Wear

  • Appropriate swimwear is required in all sections of Aquatica - no bathing suit thongs or other attire that may be considered inappropriate for a family environment is allowed.
  • Footwear is not permitted on some rides
  • Cotton shorts or shirts, sport shorts, cover ups, loose fitting clothing is not allowed on the body slides.
  • Swimwear with buckles, rivets, or any sharp objects are not permitted on the body slides.
  • Loose items such as jewellery, cameras, phones or anything that may damage the slide or cause harm to others are not permitted.
  • Children in nappies must use waterproof protectors

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Food items you are allowed to bring into the park include:

  • Snacks in individual serving sizes (under 3oz), such as cracker packs, crisps, fruit snacks etc.
  • Bottled water
  • Baby food in plastic containers

You are allowed to bring in small-sized coolers provided they are no larger than 16-quart

Food items you are NOT allowed to bring into the park include:

  • Picnics or other family portion servings, such as bags of crisps larger than 3oz, sandwiches or any hot food.
  • Any drinks except bottled water
  • Alcohol
  • Glass containers of any kind.

Can I bring my own swimming equipment?

You are allowed to bring your own towels and swimming goggles to Aquatica.

Items you are not allowed to bring into the park include:

  • Flotation devices
  • Rubber rings
  • Boogie boards
  • Noodles floats
  • Swim masks
  • Knives, scissors and other sharp objects
  • Glass containers
  • Cups with lids
  • Plastic straws
  • Balloons
  • Flammable liquids

Renting lockers and towels

Both lockers and towels can be rented at the park.

  • Small locker rental: $7 (plus $10 refundable key deposit)
  • Large locker rental: $11 (plus $10 refundable key deposit)

Towels are available for all-day rental, and can also be purchased at many of Aquatica's gift shops


Included in your day at Aquatica is the use of:

  • Beach and picnic areas
  • Showers
  • Changing areas
  • Baby feeding station
  • Use of life vests
  • First aid station
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