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SeaWorld Orlando Opens Aquatica Water Park

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Published: March 1, 2008 at 11:01 PM

On Saturday, March 1, SeaWorld Orlando unveiled its Aquatica water park after nearly seven years of planning. The new attraction blends together animal experiences with water-themed rides and sandy beaches. The nearly 60 acre park, located east of International Drive, also features winding rivers, hidden grottos and waterfalls.

All told, there are thirty-six water slides, six "lazy" rivers, and more than 80,000 square feet of beach area. The park’s signature attraction plunges riders in clear tubes through a crystal-blue lagoon which holds black-and-white Commerson’s dolphins.

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Readers' Opinions

From Mitchell Botwin on March 2, 2008 at 6:40 AM
I was talking with friends who went to Aquatica yeasterday. Their feeling was that it was aimed more towards the elementary school crowd. I'll have to go down and check it out.
From Robert Niles on March 2, 2008 at 5:39 PM
Just a reminder to everyone about our trip report contest. Please submit your write-up of the park to the Blog Flume, as well as photos and listings to the Aquatica page, to be eligible.
From claudia maffei on March 2, 2008 at 11:23 PM
This sounds great. My autistic son would love it. We will have to put it on our orlando must do list for our trip this year.
From Gareth H on March 4, 2008 at 7:15 PM
Erm, whats with Fox getting in on the act eh?
Times must be tight on channel 35 if they need to enter the trip Report Competition, lol. Only kidding.

BUT FOX 35, What did you do to Shelly Ribando? (SP) She was awesome and you let her go....

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