A theme park gift under $10? Theme Park Insider: 2016 Year in Review
First slide we went onto was Taumata Racer, my absolute favorite of the entire park. We then did Walhalla Wave which was a blast, love the dark tube portion, we flew up high on the sides of the tube. Next was HooRoo Run, which is decent enough for a short wait time, nothing special here. We then headed over to Dolphin Plunge, which I wasn't a fan of the first time I went on it. This ride was a little bit better, but very overrated for the longest wait in the park (note: we didn't wait more than 10 minutes for a slide since we arrived early, just this one builds the longest lines it seems). Next, we headed over to Wanau Way, got on the Yellow slide, fun stuff. Omaka Rocka is a unique slide, had a good time on that one. We then did Wanau Way once more on the teal slides. Enjoyed some time in the wave pools, Loggerhead Lane, Roa's Rapids, and finished the day off with one more ride down Taumata Racer. We then headed over to SeaWorld Orlando across the street.
We ate first thing when we got into SeaWorld Orlando at 1:10 PM. Mango Joe's Cafe, good fajita sandwiches, a decent turkey sandwich, and nice strawberries. We watched some guys play the drums and jump around on stilts before we sat down 50 minutes prior to the One Ocean 3:30 PM show. Sat in the Splash Zone, fourth row, basically in the middle where the whales go to during the show. I loved One Ocean, I definitely noticed they amped up the Splash Zone aspect in a big way, was completely soaked. We then headed over to Clyde and Seamore Take Pirate Island, fun little show, after multiple viewings, I can go without seeing this one for a while. Next was the Penguin Encounter. Then a ride on Journey to Atlantis, which was the first time I've ever been on it. I rank it below Dudley Do Right at Islands of Adventure and in front of Splash Mountain at WDW, which I've grown quite bored with. Lots of fun in the dark ride portion, great drop, and awesome roller coaster element at the end. Finished the day off with a ride on Manta, WOW, an amazing roller coaster. Unbelievably fun. The first loop is insane. Can't wait to do this one again. We left the park around 6:30 PM and had a successful, fun day at the two parks.
Glad you hear you had a good time!
So keep in mine my opinion is probably biased for that, and by the fact that I am not a huge fan of water parks. Thousands of people in bikinis and no shoes.. yay!
I may be an exception but I love Aquatica. I could easily spend a day there, but in fairness I don't spend all that time on slides. I enjoy being able to read a book and take my time around the park and could probably spend a whole day there easily. Saying that, I never sit by the 'main pool' at water parks, so my day is generally a lot more relaxing than most!
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