My highlights of Aquatica…
Roa’s Rapids We thought this was a lazy river. Not so much lazy as crazy. We wore life jackets and were dragged round four times faster than a normal lazy river through waterfalls and geysers. We laughed, especially as Erica‘s life jacket looked like it was eating her as she sped along.
Loggerhead Lane Definitely a lazy river. It didn’t have quite the same impact after traveling at speed through Roa’s Rapids.
The children’s part of the water park, Kata’s Kookaburra Cove and Walkabout Waters. There were water cannons, slides, different brightly coloured levels to explore. These areas areas are aimed at children too young to walk, upwards. They looked amazing and I can imagine my children spending all day, getting wrinkly, in there.
We went on the Tumata Racer, which is 8 lanes that you go head first down … very fast. The Racer gives you a time at the end. Jo won! If we’d gone on again, I would have definitely won *COUGH*.
I really enjoyed the all new Omaka Rocker. Sitting on a tube we were thrust forwards, backwards and all over the place before dropping out at the end of the slide. Note, there is no ladylike way of getting off the tube … especially if your tankini bottoms are stuck up your … umm… bottom.
We were at the park on a Sunday and it didn’t feel too busy. We got on a lot of the slides pretty quickly, the longest wait probably being 10 minutes. Other than the rides there were lots of sunbeds and two pools with wave machines to loll about in.
Aquatica was one of my favourite parks in Florida. I love water parks. I loved even more that we were able to go on our final day, hours before we flew home. The perfect, relaxing, end to our trip.
Discovery Cove Ultimate Adventure Package includes 1-days admission to Discovery Cove with a dolphin swim and a further 14-days admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Aquatica and is available on seaworldparks.co.uk from £177 pp.
3 amazing parks for the price of 2! Book by the 15th December 2010 and you can buy a 3-Park Ticket which includes unlimited admission to SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens for 14 consecutive days. Adult £79 / Child (3-9 years) £72 – under 3s go free www.seaworldparks.co.uk