A water baby's dream! - Aquatica Waterpark
Trip Start Sep 07, 2008
81Trip End Dec 10, 2008
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The weather has been lovely all week, but not really hot enough to swim. But we can't wait any longer, and today is d-day. We know, as soon as we get to the carpark, that it is going to be quieter than usual (that's really just due to the temperature being lower than norm), but hey, we'd rather it quieter than having to fight the crowds. Unfortuantley, this park is the same deal as Universal - no food allowed. We were allowed water bottles, but that was it. Of course for us, this just makes the whole day so much more expensive
Anyway, that's the 'work' part of it all. We were there for FUN. It's really like an adventure park, all separated into different sections and themes ie: river runs, lilo slides, family beach complete with sand, huge tunnel slides and even slides that you 'swam with the dolphins', or as close as you're going to get. The slide is acrylic cased, and it goes right through the middle of the dolphin enclosure. And, just in case you're wondering, all the pools (despite their size) were slightly heated, and it was so sheltered, that while lying on the sand, under the umbrella, you could have been in the Bahamas
I loved the fact that all the lifejackets were free (and really good ones),so we didn't worry the same with the little ones, there was so much space and chairs to chose from, plenty of lifeguards and extremely clean - always sweeping the sand. And for us kiwis, you'll be pleased to know they had a section called 'Whanau', complete with the loud speaker "Kia Ora Bro ..... etc etc" inviting you to hit the waves. In the middle of Orlando waterpark, that was wierd.
We were all pretty tired after our major shopping expedition the day before, so we got going about 4.00pm, all suitably immersed, drip dryed, and aired.
A fantastic family park.