(We may earn a commission via affiliate links in this post. Read ou full disclosure policy.)
One of my FAVORITE water parks in Florida is SeaWorld Aquatica in Orlando. This water park has everything from high-speed water slides & wave pools to kid splash zones and tranquil beaches. SeaWorld Aquatica Orlando Water Park is the perfect way for a family to spend the day and beat the heat. There are a few things you should know before going to Aquatica.
What to know before going to Aquatica
What to Pack for Aquatica
Make sure that you bring a pool bag to carry all your gear. You might not want to bring too large of a bag as you might want to leave it in a locker while you enjoy the water park.
Along with that, you will want to pack a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
Aquatica Orlando water park is pretty restrictive when it comes to bringing in food & drink. You can only bring prepackaged snacks (less than 4oz) and water bottles. You cannot bring in hard coolers so leave them in the car!
What Not to Pack for Aquatica
Worried because you or the kids aren’t that great swimmers? Don’t. Sea World Aquatica water park gives all guests free access to life vests.
No need to bring your own!
You will find them in several parts of the water park and you just take them as needed and return them back.
Cost of Parking at Aquatica
Aquatica parking is not cheap. offers three levels of parking: general, preferred, and premium.
General parking is $24. If you arrive at the park early, you won’t need to worry about being far from the entrance.
Aquatica Water Park Hours
The park hours change through out the year and depend on weather.
You will find that Aquatica opens as early as 9am and stays open as late as 8pm during the peak Summer Season.
Kid-Friendly Areas at Aquatica Orlando
While the entire park is great for families, there are some areas that are designated just for kids. Kata’s Kookaburra Cove & Walkabout Waters has plenty of places for kids to safely explore and play! There is seating nearby for parents.
Water Slides at Aquatica
When you think of water parks, you probably think of the slides. Sea World Aquatica water park does not disappoint.
There are single rider slides, double rider slides and even family slides that fit up to 5 people!
If you love water slides, this is the water park for you!
Thrill Rides at Aquatica
And if you are a thrill seeker, you will love the free-fall slide Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. It is the tallest, steepest and only multi-drop tower slide of its kind in Orlando.
Another great one for thrill seekers is the Dolphin Plunge where riders go down a clear tube slide under a dolphin habitat!
Places for Relaxation at Aquatica
Not only does Sea World Aquatica water park have great family friends water rides, it also has TWO lazy rivers.
One takes you by inner tube through an aquarium and the other requires no inner tube at all!
Simply throw on a vest and the current will take you! How cool does that sound?
Cutback Cove & Big Surf Shores
There is a large beach area with plenty of chairs and two pools that the kids will enjoy. One thing that makes Aquatica so unique is that it has side-by-side wave pools.
Another thing that makes Aquatica unique is that it has a state-of-the-art climate system that actually adjusts the water temperature according to the weather. So if you happen to go on a day that is cooler than normal, the water will be warmer than normal!
Sea Word Aquatica Orlando Tickets
You can purchase Aquatica Orlando tickets online or at kiosks at the gate. There have been times when Aquatica gets to max capacity and they cannot allow guests in. This is why it is important to get your tickets early.
1 Day in Advance $69.99 per person (on sale now for less).
Another place you can check for Sea World Aquatica tickets is on Groupon. We have seen them post deals for Aquatica Tickets.
Have you had a chance to go to Sea World Aquatica Waterpark in Orlando? What was your favorite water ride?