Things to know before you go - Aquatica

Park Accessibility

Aquatica is committed to providing equal access to guests with disabilities. We will make every effort to accommodate you and ensure that you enjoy your visit here with us.

Certified Autism Center
Aquatica has become the first waterpark in the world to be a Certified Autism Center. Click here to download our Sensory Guide, which is a resource for guests with cognitive disabilities including autism spectrum disorder.

Ride Accessibility Programme
Aquatica's Ride Accessibility Programme was designed to allow guests to fully participate and enjoy our parks while keeping in mind the safety requirements of our rides and attractions. Click here to download our Guest Safety and Accessibility Guide.

If you have any further questions, visit our FAQ page or Contact Us.

Park Hours

Our opening times vary between 9:00am – 6:00pm. Times are subject to change depending on the season. Check here before you travel.


Aquatica is located across the road from SeaWorld, on International Drive. Aquatica is approximately 10 minutes south of downtown Orlando and 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport.


5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, Florida 32821.

Driving Directions:

From the North (Downtown Orlando, Universal Studios, Sanford, Deland, Daytona):

  • Take I-4 West to exit 72 (Beachline Expressway/FL-528/Airport)
  • Once on the Beachline, take the International Drive exit (exit #1)
  • Take a left at the bottom of the ramp (follow signs toward SeaWorld)
  • Aquatica is just across the street from SeaWorld on International Drive

From the East (Cocoa, Cape Canaveral, Titusville Area):

  • Take Highway 528/Beachline Expressway Westbound to the International Drive exit (exit #1)
  • Take a left at the end of the ramp (follow the signs toward SeaWorld)
  • Aquatica is just across the street from SeaWorld on International Drive

From the West (Lake Buena Vista/Tampa):

  • Take I-4 East (toward Orlando) to exit 71. This is the SeaWorld exit
  • Bear right onto Central Florida Parkway when exiting ramp. Follow the signs to SeaWorld
  • Turn left onto Sea Harbor Drive
  • Aquatica is just past SeaWorld across the street on International Drive


Spaces are available for cars, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. Preferred parking is also available.

Parking is free for guests who have purchased the 3-Park Ticket or the Discovery Ultimate Package. Just show your ticket to the parking attendant.

Aquatica park map

Food & Drink

Looking for great value? Looking for great choice?

Looking for great value?

All-Day Dining Deal

Enjoy one entrée, one side or one dessert and one regular size non-alcoholic beverage every hour until the park closes.

Menu includes: BBQ Chicken, pulled pork, sausage, specialty wraps, salads, kids meals, and delicious desserts

Click here to book

Menu is subject to change without notice.

Looking for great choice?

Banana Beach Cookout

Choose from BBQ Chicken, pulled pork, BBQ ribs, personal pizzas, speciality wraps, salads, kids meals, and delicious desserts.

Mango Market

Mango Market has a great variety of sandwiches, salads, loaded fries, chicken tenders and hot dogs. Also enjoy a variety of fruit, desserts, snacks, sweet treats, soft-serve ice cream and coffee.

Waterstone Grill

Choose from chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, speciality wraps, salads, kids meals and delicious desserts. Plus ice cold beer and assorted Coca-Cola products.

Menu is subject to change without notice.

Height Restrictions

Riptide Race

42" (107 cm) or taller

Loggerhead Lane

Riders under 48" (122 cm) must wear a life vest

Kata's Kookaburra Cove

Children must be under 48" (122 cm) to experience this attraction

Roa's Rapids

Riders under 51" (130 cm) must wear a life vest

Ray Rush

42” or taller

Taumata Racer

42" (107 cm) or taller
Life vests are permitted

Omaka Rocka

48" (122 cm) or taller

Tassie's Twisters

Riders under 48" (122 cm) must wear a life vest and be able to maintain proper riding position unassisted

Ihu's Breakaway Falls

48" (122 cm) or taller

Walhalla Wave

42" (107 cm) or taller
We recommend all riders under 48" tall to wear a life vest

Whanau Way

Riders under 48" (122 cm) must wear a life vest and be able to maintain proper riding position unassisted


General Questions

Am I eligible for free parking?

If you’ve purchased the 3 for 2 Ticket or the Discovery Cove Ultimate Package then you will receive free parking at SeaWorld, Aquatica and Busch Gardens for the entire 14 day duration of your ticket.

The free parking offer is not available on the 2-Park Ticket or the standard Discovery Cove Package.

How do I redeem my free parking?

You just need to enter the park as usual. Free parking will be activated on first use. Once you’ve shown your tickets and ID at the parking booth, your ticket will be scanned by the booth attendant, if you have the 3 for 2 Ticket or the Discovery Cove Ultimate Package, then you will proceed to the parking area without charge.

Do I need ID at the park gate?

We do carry out random spot checks at the park entrance for security reasons. If you are over 18, then you may be required to present photo ID at the park gate. We accept passports or driving licenses only. Minors (under the age of 18) do not need to present a photo ID to enter the park.

Will my bag be checked when entering the park?

All bags, backpacks and packages are subject to inspection prior to entering the parks. The following items are not permitted for the safety of our animals and our guests: weapons, knives, any other type of sharp objects, straws, large hard or soft coolers and any hazardous items or materials.

Do you accept the UK disabled badge for parking?

We do accept the UK badges for guests with disabilities. Please make sure you show the badge to our parking team members (in the kiosk upon arrival) in order to be directed to the correct area to park. These spaces are taken on a first come first served basis, so we suggest that you arrive early to be parked as close as possible to the entrance.


What should I wear at Aquatica?

Aquatica is a family experience, therefore we ask that appropriate swim attire be worn throughout your visit (i.e. no bathing-suit thongs, please).

Cotton shorts or shirts, sport shorts, cover ups, loose fitting articles, or similar items are not permitted on body slides. Swim wear with buckles, rivets, or any sharp objects are not permitted on body slides. Check each ride's entry sign for specific restrictions.

For the health & safety of all of our guests, children in diapers are required to use waterproof protectors.

Are you allowed to wear Aqua shoes in the park?

Yes, aqua shoes are allowed in the park and on the rides. We also sell them inside of the park.

Are life vests/jackets available?

Aquatica provides United States Coast Guard (USCG) Type III life vests in a variety of sizes and Type II for infants free of charge throughout the park. Only USCG Type II or III life vests may be worn.

Floatation devices such as noodles, arm bands, puddle jumpers, in-suit floatation devices, personal swim rings/floats and boogie boards are not permitted.

Can I wear goggles on the rides?

Swim goggles are permitted and may be purchased in several of our gift shops.

Can I take my camera on the water rides?

Personal cameras are not permitted on water slides or tube attractions.

How do I redeem my All-Day Dining Deal?

Exchange your paper ticket for a wristband at Banana Beach Cookout.

Can I bring my own food and drink into the park?

No outside food, beverages, or coolers are allowed to be brought into Aquatica Orlando, except you may bring a bottle of water or a refillable water bottle. Exceptions may be made for Guests with special dietary needs, including food allergies and baby food/formula. Guest should contact Park Security or Guest Relations when they arrive at the Park for approval to bring in special dietary foods.

Is there anything else which isn’t allowed in the park?

For the safety of our animals, plastic straws, balloons, and cup lids are not permitted inside Aquatica.

Are lockers available?

Self Service All-Day rental for a small locker is $15 and large locker is $20. Three Self Service Rentals are located throughout the park: by Ihu's Breakaway Falls next to Kata's Kookaburra Cove, near Walkabout Waters across from Adaptations gift shop and at our Main Locker location across from Kiwi Traders gift shop. Picnic lockers are available at the front gate and must be rented from a ticket booth.

Picnic lockers are also All-Day access and are $10 + a $10 refundable key deposit. Prices are subject to change; please check park for updates.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Are there ATMs in the park?

ATMs are located throughout the park. MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and JCB are accepted at all restaurants and gift shops with ID.

Is Wi-Fi available in the park?

Wi-Fi is available and free of charge for all guests. Simply search for the Aquatica network upon arrival at the park.

How can I book a private cabana?

To book a cabana and make your day that extra bit special, please click here.

How does Aquatica cater for disabled guests?

Aquatica is committed to providing a comfortable experience for all of our guests. The wave pool beaches are sand; however, the remainder of the park has paved pathways. All rivers and family attractions have beach entries (no steps). The park has five attractions designed with towers that do require stair climbing. The stairs are accessible by current ADA guidelines. Wheelchairs will be available for rental (first-come, first-served).

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