2013 Fact Sheet

2013 Fact Sheet

1/1/2013 6:15:00 PM

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2013 Fact Sheet

OVERVIEW: 

From high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools, to tranquil beaches and the remarkable animal habitats that are the hallmark of SeaWorld®, Aquatica, SeaWorld’s WaterparkTM, delights all ages and interests. This one-of-a-kind waterpark is home to some of the world’s most thrilling water rides, featuring 38 slides, rivers and lagoons and 84,000 square feet of sparkling white, sandy beaches. Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark offers exclusive attractions that promise unlimited fun, sending guests on amazing undersea adventures and through breathtaking animal exhibits.


LOCATION 

Across the street from SeaWorld Orlando, on International Drive. Near the intersection of Interstate 4 and FL 528 (the Beachline Expressway).

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark is approximately 10 miles south of downtown Orlando and 15 miles from the Orlando International Airport.


ADMISSION 

SeaWorld and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark combination ticket $129.00 (plus tax)

Single-day Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark ticket ages 10 and up $55.00 (plus tax)

Single-day Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark ticket ages 3 to 9 $50.00 (plus tax)

Ages two and under Free


PERFECT SETTING: 

Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark South Seas-inspired flora features more than 100 species of trees and 250 species of shrubs, grasses, vines and flowers. In total, 60,000 plants cover the grounds of this lush park.


TRANQUIL BEACHES:

Providing the ultimate in guest comfort, serene beaches are packed with more than 3 million pounds of soft, white sand covering more than 80,000 square feet.


PRIVATE CABANAS:  Private standard cabanas are available for rent starting at $59.99 a day (prices vary by season) for up to four people. It’s $15-30 for each additional guest, maximum capacity is seven people. Cabanas have limited availability, reserve yours in advance at AquaticaOrlando.com.

A spot beneath the cabanas' ceiling fans is the summer's coolest hang-out. Included in the rental is an all-day locker, mini-refrigerator, water and a 20 percent discount on merchandise.


ROA’S RAPIDS LOUNGERS 

Guests can reserve a shaded area on their very own lounger and umbrella while relaxing on an exclusive island located in the middle of Roa’s Rapids®. Prices starting at $19.99 (prices vary by season) and includes 2 loungers, one shade umbrella and complimentary beach towels. Loungers have limited availability, reserve yours in advance at AquaticaOrlando.com


WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE! 

The racing rides, glistening lagoons and winding rivers at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark are filled with a whopping 3.3 million gallons of water kept at a comfortable 82 degrees.


RIDES AND ATTRACTIONS:

DOLPHIN PLUNGE®

Showcasing the park’s most distinctive animals, Dolphin Plunge takes riders down 250 feet of clear tubes, underwater, and through a beautiful Commerson’s dolphin habitat. Guests who prefer to see these stunning black-and-white marine mammals without taking the plunge may sneak a peek at Dolphin Lookout. Riders must be at least 48 inches tall (1.22m).

OMAKA ROCKATM:

Omaka Rocka is a waterslide taste of half-pipe, near-vertical thrills previously experienced only by daring skateboarders and snowboarders. Riders speed down flumes into massive funnels, sliding high up one side and then the other, rocking back and forth, feeling a sensation of near weightlessness. Coming out of the funnel, they’ll skim into a drenching splashdown and then find themselves wanting to do it all over again. Riders must be at least 48 inches tall (1.22m).

BIG SURF SHORESTM & CUTBACK COVETM:

Guests can catch a wave in the world’s only side-by-side wave pools capable of operating together or independently. Filled with a combined 860,000 gallons of water, these enormous wave pools deliver very different experiences. Cutback Cove produces crashing waves with 5-foot swells while Big Surf Shores creates gently-rolling surf.

ROA’S RAPIDS®:

This adventure river zips guests through 1,500 feet of rapids, past geysers and through waterfalls at a speed three to four times faster than a typical waterpark river.

LOGGERHEAD LANETM

For a slower pace, this lazy river floats guests through a spectacular underwater view of the Commerson’s dolphins, past exotic birds and through a beautiful 10,000-gallon habitat of hundreds of exotic fish.

TAUMATA RACER®

For those who prefer life in the fast lane, Taumata Racer speeds riders down a 300-foot slide, in and out of tunnels and around a 360-degree turn before racing them across the finish line.

This eight-lane racing slide is named after a 300-foot hill in southern Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Taumata is short for the original 84-letter Maori name:

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotameteaturipukakapikimaungahoronukup-okaiwhenakitanatahu.

The lengthy title translates roughly as, “The hilltop where Tamatea with big knees, conqueror of mountains, eater of land, traveler over land and sea, played his koauau to his beloved.” Riders must be at least 42 inches tall (1.07m).

HOOROO RUN®:

Crikes! HooRoo Run rafters experience a sense of weightlessness as they soar down this 6-story, 250-foot, triple-drop water ride. The 7-foot-wide flume takes four riders at a time on a straight shot down -- three times! While the popular Australian term “G’day” means hello, its counterpart “Hooroo” means quite the opposite. Riders must be at least 42 inches tall (1.07m).

WALHALLA WAVE®

This family raft ride splashes four guests at a time down six stories and through 600 feet of tunnels, twists and turns. The enclosed flume is on the same tower as HooRoo Run, but offers a slightly slower journey. Riders must be at least 42 inches tall (1.07m).

TASSIE’S TWISTERTM:

Adventurous rafters delight in the twirling sensations of this ride as they spin and splash through a tunnel and into a sparkling pool below. The 129-foot flume takes single or double inner tubes into a super bowl, spins riders around and drops them into Loggerhead Lane. Riders must be able to maintain proper riding position and hold on to handles unassisted.

WHANAU WAY®:

Seated in double inner tubes, riders head down 5-story slides filled with thrilling drops, unexpected curves and cascading water curtains. At the top of the tower, guests may choose one of four colorful slides, each of which will send them down 340 feet and splash them into a crystal blue pool. Riders must be able to maintain proper riding position and hold on to handles unassisted.

WALKABOUT WATERSTM:

Splash! This interactive water playground is 15,000 square feet of pure water excitement. This 60-foot-tall colorful water adventure is the perfect playground for kids to zip down slides and blast water cannons. Height restrictions vary by slide, guests should consult park signage or lifeguards for guidelines.

KATA’S KOOKABURRA COVE®

This irresistible water wonderland for children contains 79,000 gallons of water and features plentiful fountains, rides and slides. Highlights include Slippity Dippity, Slider Rider, Racer Chaser and Zippity Zappity. Tiny tots –- even those too young to walk –- can enjoy sliding with mom and dad in specially designed rafts. Riders must be under 48 inches (1.22m).


DINING OPTIONS

The restaurants at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark serve a variety of mouth-watering cuisine:

Waterstone Grill is a two-line restaurant serving an assortment of sandwiches and salads, desserts and drinks.

Mango Market is a grab-and-go restaurant serving picnic baskets full of tasty lunch items ideal for a picnic on the beach.

Banana Beach is an all-you-care-to-eat buffet featuring a variety of pizzas along with traditional hot dogs, pulled pork, baked chicken and classic side items and desserts. Enjoy unlimited visits all day or just a one-time visit.

All of the restaurants at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark offer comfortable seating and indoor queues. For additional treats, Aquatica has six food carts located throughout the park.

Every hour, the talented culinary team at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark is prepared to serve approximately 2,200 meals to hungry waterpark guests.


SOUVENIRS 

Attention all shoppers! Aquatica’s Kiwi Traders and Adaptations gift shops feature a variety of designer items, as well as stylish attire with Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark logos. Brand names include Hurley, Oakley and Quicksilver to name a few.


GUEST SERVICES 

Strollers, wheelchairs, and lockers are available for rent. Climate-controlled pet kennels are available for rent at SeaWorld, conveniently located across the street.

Wheelchair seating is available at all facilities. Diaper-changing and baby-nursing areas, first aid, foreign currency exchange, automated teller machine, taxi and bus parking are available on site.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

For park information, call 1.888.800.5447 or visit AquaticaOrlando.com.


PARK HOURS Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark is open year-round with varying hours. For specific hours of operation, please call 1.888.800.5447 or visit AquaticaOrlando.com.


Aquatica is a part of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment inspires millions, through the power of entertainment, to celebrate, connect with and care for the natural world. The Company is best known for its 11 U.S. theme parks, attractions that hosted more than 24 million guests in 2012 and include the beloved SeaWorld®, Busch Gardens® and Sesame Place® brands. The parks offer guests animal encounters that invite exploration and appreciation of the natural world, thrilling rides and spectacular shows. In 2011 the Company began expanding its popular brands into media platforms to connect people to nature and animals through movies, television, and digital media; plus began developing new lines of licensed consumer products.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations. The Company maintains one of the largest animal collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of species in zoological facilities and in the conservation of wild populations. It also operates one of the world’s most respected programs to rescue, rehabilitate and return to the ocean marine animals that are ill or injured: SeaWorld has rescued more than 22,000 animals over the last four decades.

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