Aquatica by SeaWorld is the newest and unfortunately least enjoyable of the Orlando water parks. Disney's two splash parks have much more style and Wet’n Wild has more thrills.
Its 'Polynesian' design leaves the impression that a kid put 100 little colored chunks of wood together at random. The park's trademark tunnel slide Dolphin Plunge doesn’t really work: you slide with such velocity that for the second or two you’re in the tunnel you probably won’t see any of the dolphins, the envisaged selling point of the ride. Other slides are great and state-of the-art: HooRoo Run is my favorite, a surprisingly fast and smooth tube slide for two. The mat racer competition slide is good fun, as well.
Aquatica is a great water park and it would be an awesome one anywhere else in the world, but not here, not in Orlando, surrounded by superior competition.
Aquatica water park
Aquatica by SeaWorld
The feel of Aquatica
Aquatica tube slides from above
Tube slide fun
Mat racer slide
8-line mat racer close up
Young mat racer
Bowl-shaped water slides at Aquatica
Excited bowl slider
Bowl slide exit
Leaving the tube the fast way
Aquatica's signature attraction
Sliding through a dolphin pool
It looks good...
...but you won't see anything!
Brutal splash for the whole family
The slide and the sun
My favorite, the HooRoo Run slide (on the right)
HooRoo Run slide
Family rafting slide
Aquatica aerial view
Aquatica aerial view, the second
Aquatica aerial view, the third
Aquatica aerial view, the last